Environmental campaigners gathered outside the European Commission on Wednesday asking for an end to the usage of bee killing pesticides.

The campaigners were part of the Pesticide Action Network (PAN), a coalition of over 600 non-governmental organisations, institutions and individuals in over 60 countries worldwide, fighting to tackle the harmful effects of hazardous pesticides.

Dermine said PAN was asking the commission to establish a plan to phase out pesticides within 15 years.

The campaigners delivered a large placard letter to Tom Tynan, a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner's Cabinet, who said the commission would consider the request.

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