EuroParlRadio’s Owen Stafford talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan about Poland’s and Ireland’s abortion laws. Owen interviewed Lynn during a protest held today in the European Parliament by Polish pro-choice activists. They were protesting against the proposed laws ahead of a debate in the European Parliament tonight on women’s rights and Poland’s stringent abortion laws.
The Citizens’ Convention that’s tasked with examining the eighth amendment, will only delay a much-needed referendum on its repeal. So says the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan. She was speaking ahead of a debate tonight in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on recent attempts by the Polish government to impose a near total ban on abortions. Lynn Boylan, is calling for an immediate referendum to repeal the eighth amendment which places the life of the unborn on an equal footing with the life of the mother.
Out words: immediately
It could take up to a year before we see the publication of the EU’s recent ruling on Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland.That’s according to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy. He was one of several Irish MEPs who this week discussed the Apple case with the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The Midlands North-West MEP said the Commissioner told them the Government and Apple were holding up the release of the report.
Out words: as possible