Trojan horse – Councillor Mary Bohan, Fianna Fáil, motion on the Agenda of a meeting of Leitrim County Council on Monday, 11th of May

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Motion from Cllr Mary Bohan, FF, at a meeting today (Mon, 11th of May) of Leitrim County Council at 11am in Bredagh Old Schoolhouse, Carrigallen, is in conflict with the ban on UGEE in the Leitrim County Development Plan and the recently stated policy
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THE TROJAN HORSE!!!
‘The motion should be withdrawn completely at this stage. The first part of the motion, despite being factually correct, is being used as a Trojan horse in order to get the second part through.’

Councillor Mary Bohan, Fianna Fáil, motion on the Agenda of a meeting of Leitrim County Council on Monday, 11th of May at 11am in Bredagh Old School, adjacent to Carrigallen Church of Ireland, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim:

I propose

(a) vote of no confidence in CDM Consortium of researchers appointed by the EPA to carry out the research in relation to fracking.

(b) I further call that Leitrim County Council calls on the Minister of Health and the Taoiseach in the interests of public health to have this research carried out by the Department of Health Chief Medical Officer.

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NGOs protest EU-US trade deal with a Trojan horse

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NGOs protest EU-US trade deal with a Trojan horse
http://www.euractiv.com/video/ngos-protest-eu-us-trade-deal-trojan-horse-311848

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 This 8 meter high inflatable Trojan horse represents TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), the free trade deal that Europe and the US are currently negotiating in Brussels. The people in suits are ‘big business lobbyists.’

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THE TROJAN HORSE – TTIP and ISDS

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The European Union (EU) and United States (US) are in the midst of negotiations, mostly secret, over a trade agreement called the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The basics to TTIP, and its attempts at “Environmental deregulation,” are discussed by John Hilary in the Commentary section of this issue (Feb 2015) of irish environment. Here we focus on the “investor-state dispute settlement” (ISDS) provision of the TTIP and what it means, should it be adopted. We then review a recent study by Friends of the Earth Europe that analyses 127 cases of investor-state dispute claims, under various existing inter-governmental trade agreements, their outcomes, and the implications for the ISDS under TTIP. Continue reading