Currently reading the above document but decided to make a wordle of it first so if you are going to read you know what words to expect! Not surprising EU, European and Ireland are among the top mentions. The report can be downloaded in Word format from the Oireachtas Website
Bored? Here some recommended reading!
Tithe an Oireachtais: An Comhchoiste um Ghnóthaí Eorpacha, An Chéad Tuarascáil, Tuarascáil Eatramhach maidir le Conradh Liospóin um Athchóiriú
Houses of the Oireachtas: Joint Committee on European Affairs
First Report, Interim Report on the Lisbon Reform Treaty (Word Doc)
Good report on what organisations (IBEC, IFA etc) think about the treaty.
From the UK House of Lords European Union Committee has a report that comes in two volumes.
Volume 1 is an The Main report of the impact assement, while volume two is the evidence basically the verbatim of the sessions of the committee. These will keep me in reading material for my weeks holidays!
Irish people are more likely than any other EU population to seek help from a doctor for psychological or emotional health problems, according to figures released today.
Every year, one in four European adults are affected by mental health problems, according to the latest Euro-barometer report on the state of mental well-being across the EU.
91% of Irish respondents said they had sought help for a psychological or emotional problem over the past 12 months – more than in any other country surveyed.
Irish people also topped the poll when it came to the percentage who said pain does not interfere with their physical activities.
82% of Irish people said they felt happy all or most of the time, but only 67% said they felt calm and peaceful – that’s just above the EU average of 63%, and well below the Finns at 83%.
Thats surprising. I thought we Irish were uptight about our mental health but im glad we’re not. I hope the Government corresponds and puts enough money into mental health services now.