Stories written by Jessie Magee

Ballinteer man is Dublin’s newest MEP

Joe Higgins, searing political wit and staunch defender of the working classes, is a tough act to follow. But 27-year-old Paul Murphy is quietly confident that he can fill the shoes of the great Socialist when he takes over as Dublin MEP next month. A native of Ballinteer who has been assistant to Joe Higgins […]

Dublin gets funding for electric cars

Dublin’s four local authorities are to benefit from EU funding to buy hundreds of electric cars and develop possible “smart energy zones” throughout the city. A total of €1.5 million will be shared between Trinity College, ESB and CODEMA, the agency which advises Dublin’s local authorities on energy policy. Cork City Council will also get a […]

MEP outraged at ‘sub-standard’ West Dublin buildings

Socialist MEP Joe Higgins has rounded on builders and developers following a tour of damaged apartments in west Dublin this week. Accompanied by a chartered engineer, Higgins visited housing blocks in Ongar where he witnessed dozens of flats flooded by thawing snow leaking from overhead balconies. Higgins said he was “amazed” at what he what […]

Dublin scientists get over €10 million in EU funding

Three leading Dublin scientists are to be awarded funding of up to €10.5 million as part of the latest round of EU research grants. Professors Kenneth Wolfe and Luke O’Neill from Trinity College, and Professor James Heckman from UCD, will get grants worth €3.5 million each to advance their pioneering projects in health and food […]

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