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#TTIP

# ttip - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Your crash course in... Whether a controversial EU-US free trade deal will soon be trumped
# What's Next
# What's Next

Your crash course in... Whether a controversial EU-US free trade deal will soon be trumped

Jan 28th 2017, 9:30 AM 11,830 Views 21 Comments

A similar plan for Pacific nations has already felt the wrath of the presidential pen.

# ttip - Monday 29 August, 2016

The EU has shrugged off claims that free-trade talks with the US have 'de facto failed'
# Dead In The Water
# Dead In The Water

The EU has shrugged off claims that free-trade talks with the US have 'de facto failed'

Aug 29th 2016, 2:45 PM 9,963 Views 28 Comments

The controversial TTIP proposal has been three years in the making.

# ttip - Saturday 20 August, 2016

TTIP is a major trade deal for the EU - but TDs aren't allowed take copies of its documents
# Don't Look
# Don't Look

TTIP is a major trade deal for the EU - but TDs aren't allowed take copies of its documents

Aug 20th 2016, 7:30 AM 12,302 Views 68 Comments

The issue of the documentation was raised by MEP Luke Ming Flanagan in May, after he was not allowed make notes at a reading room set up in Brussels.

# ttip - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

May 17th 2016, 8:00 AM 186 Views 138 Comments

What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# ttip - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Poll: Are you worried about TTIP?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you worried about TTIP?

May 7th 2016, 9:56 AM 35,128 Views 155 Comments

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is back in the news.

Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP
# Policy
# Policy

Your crash course in... The US-EU trade deal, aka TTIP

May 7th 2016, 8:30 AM 18,282 Views 88 Comments

Here are the key points you need to know about the three-year long negotiations.

# ttip - Friday 6 May, 2016

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan refuses to take down 'reading room farce' video
# Secrets Of TTIP
# Secrets Of TTIP

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan refuses to take down 'reading room farce' video

May 6th 2016, 1:26 PM 45,330 Views 118 Comments

He put up a video earlier this week showing his difficulty accessing documents related to secret US/EU trade negotiations.

# ttip - Monday 2 May, 2016

Greenpeace leaks secret TTIP files, attacks "transfer of power from people to big business"
# Shine A Light
# Shine A Light

Greenpeace leaks secret TTIP files, attacks "transfer of power from people to big business"

May 2nd 2016, 4:30 PM 24,469 Views 142 Comments

Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said today that the leaked documents showed “exactly why the negotiations need to be out in the open”.

# ttip - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'You can't stand with your finger in the dam': Bruton gives his 2c on TTIP
# Damnation
# Damnation

'You can't stand with your finger in the dam': Bruton gives his 2c on TTIP

Jun 23rd 2015, 4:25 PM 12,126 Views 85 Comments

This is what the Jobs Minister had to say about a EU-US free-trade deal today.

# ttip - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Here's everything you need to know about business this week
# The Briefcase
# The Briefcase

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

Jun 13th 2015, 7:45 AM 6,008 Views 0 Comments

Everyone was talking about mad cows, free trade and tattooed workers.

# ttip - Thursday 11 June, 2015

A victory for people power: we have postponed the controversial TTIP vote
# Opinion
# Opinion

A victory for people power: we have postponed the controversial TTIP vote

Jun 11th 2015, 8:00 PM 34 Views 57 Comments

The vote on the deal was called off at the last minute after MEPs were put under tremendous pressure from their constituents.

We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business
# Opinion
# Opinion

We believe fears about the TTIP are unfounded – we need to break down barriers to business

Jun 11th 2015, 5:30 PM 42 Views 95 Comments

Much of the focus about the trade deal has been on big business, but little attention has been paid to SMEs and how they would benefit from it.

# ttip - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists
# Ttipping Point
# Ttipping Point

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Jun 10th 2015, 4:38 PM 14,060 Views 114 Comments

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for 'political reasons': Hayes
# Stars And Gripes
# Stars And Gripes

Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for 'political reasons': Hayes

Jun 10th 2015, 2:47 PM 26,101 Views 151 Comments

Debate on the so-called TTIP was suspended this morning amid angry scenes.

# ttip - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Corporations could start suing governments for ‘barriers’ to profit – will you accept this?

Jun 7th 2015, 8:45 AM 77 Views 67 Comments

Some of those ‘barriers’ could include labour rights, food safety rules, regulations on the use of toxic chemicals, digital privacy laws and even new banking safeguards.

# ttip - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Think Ireland getting sued by a tobacco company is odd? Then worry about this EU-US trade deal...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Think Ireland getting sued by a tobacco company is odd? Then worry about this EU-US trade deal...

Apr 30th 2015, 8:00 PM 556 Views 151 Comments

It may not have a catchy name but we need to pay attention the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – it poses huge ramifications for Ireland.

# ttip - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

A free trade deal between the EU and US is looking very shaky for this year
# Where Is The Beef
# Where Is The Beef

A free trade deal between the EU and US is looking very shaky for this year

Jan 14th 2015, 5:06 PM 11,212 Views 38 Comments

Some 150,000 responses were made to a survey about the pact – and most were against it.

# ttip - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US
# Trade
# Trade

Column: What you should know about hushed negotiations taking place between the EU and US

Dec 14th 2014, 8:45 AM 48 Views 97 Comments

One of the largest free trade agreements to be negotiated in recent times is provoking serious concerns among civil groups.

# ttip - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let's make our voices heard
# Protest
# Protest

Opinion: When the people lead, politicians are forced to follow – so let's make our voices heard

Dec 9th 2014, 8:00 PM 23 Views 35 Comments

We need a solution for our water needs – but one that doesn’t include creative accounting, cronyism, and possible privatisation.

# ttip - Monday 14 July, 2014

Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here
# TTIP
# TTIP

Top chef says Ireland must not allow GM foods to be sold here

Jul 14th 2014, 11:08 AM 14,055 Views 99 Comments

Kevin Thornton has warned that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could lead to the introduction of genetically-modified foods here. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said that GM foods are safe to eat.

# ttip - Thursday 5 June, 2014

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How is the government revamping the social welfare system?

Jun 5th 2014, 9:00 AM 10,615 Views 51 Comments

That’s one of the subjects up for debate in Leinster House today.

# ttip - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Wikileaks publishes draft from free-trade agreement under secretive negotiations
# Wikileaks
# Wikileaks

Wikileaks publishes draft from free-trade agreement under secretive negotiations

Nov 13th 2013, 7:14 PM 7,348 Views 31 Comments

The chapter published today constrains proposals for major changes to intellectual property rights laws in the states involved.

# ttip - Monday 17 June, 2013

Taoiseach: EU-US trade deal could mean thousands of jobs for Ireland
# G8
# G8

Taoiseach: EU-US trade deal could mean thousands of jobs for Ireland

Jun 17th 2013, 7:19 PM 8,019 Views 62 Comments

Enda Kenny was speaking to the media following meetings with G8 leaders in Lough Erne today.