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Flat EU rate for mobile phone calls next step – Kelly

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says the next step to a fully connected EU telecoms market is to ensure that mobile phone users should be able to call anywhere in the EU for the same price. Mr Kelly was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs this week discussed the abolition of roaming charges […]

Free EU roaming still on course for next year – Kelly

The full abolition of roaming charges is still on course to take effect next year, despite opposition from mobile phone companies. So says the Fine Gael MEP, Sean Kelly, who was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs this week demanded that the EU keep its promise to end roaming by June 2017. In September […]

Hauliers caught with stowaways unfairly punished – Clune

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune has denounced heavy fines imposed on hauliers who are caught inadvertently smuggling migrants into the UK. She was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs this week criticised the conditions in the so-called “jungle”migrant camp near the French port of Calais. Many migrants in the area attempt to board […]

Clune calls for protection of Irish hauliers battling Calais

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune is calling for the UK and French governments to protect Irish hauliers who travel to mainland Europe through Calais. She was speaking from the European Parliament where MEPs this week discussed the impact that nearby migrant camps are having on the safety and security of hauliers passing through the […]

British hard stance on Brexit will provoke ‘fightback’ – Hayes

A hard stance on Brexit by the UK government will only antagonise the other twenty seven EU countries. That’s the warning from the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes who says the current Brexit rhetoric from the British government won’t help the UK to secure an exit deal that will work for Britain and the rest […]

European Parliament to debate tillage farming crisis – McGuinness

The European Parliament is to discuss the problems facing tillage farmers next week. The Parliament’s Agriculture Committee has agreed to a request to hold a debate on the EU tillage sector which was proposed by the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness. She says the combination of heavy rainfall, low prices and poor yields is putting […]

McGuinness urges farmers to talk about stresses & strains

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness is urging farmers to talk to other people if they are feeling stressed and trying to cope with huge challenges. The Midlands North-West MEP says the ‘perfect storm’ combination of heavy rainfall, low prices and poor yields is putting farmers under enormous pressure. Out words: problem halved Dur: 00:29 

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