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Ni Riada on Sinn Fein’s Summer School this weekend

Sinn Fein’s summer school starts tomorrow (Friday) in Ballyvourney. The Sinn Fein MEP, Liadh ni Riada says they have organised a packed schedule, with an array of speakers for the event. The Ireland South MEP will be making her way back from the European Parliament in Strasbourg today to attend tomorrow’s opening.  Out words: please […]

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MEPs call for better energy efficiency ratings of home appliances

The European Parliament is calling for a tougher A to G rating scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances like fridges and washing machines. Most appliances on the market now meet class A requirements with an increasing number of pluses being added (A+, A++, A+++). But, in a vote this week, MEPs have called […]

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Ireland can make new EU allies post Brexit – Hayes

Britain’s future departure from the EU will mean the exit of a powerful ally of Ireland’s. Over the years both the UK and Ireland have had similar stances on some major economic issues in the EU. But with every loss comes an opportunity. So says the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes who believes Ireland can […]

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Garda clearance should be ‘a given’ on Charity appointments – McGuinness

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says Garda clearance should be a given when vetting those being appointed to head charities. The Midlands North-West MEP was commenting on the scandals surrounding Console and its founder Paul Kelly. Back in 1990 Ms McGuinness reported on Mr Kelly for an RTE consumer programme. Out words: right thing […]

Blair should face war crimes trial – Boylan

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan says the Chilcot report, which was published today, justifies putting Tony Blair on trial for alleged war crimes. The Chilcot report found that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was based on “flawed intelligence and assessments” that went unchallenged.  The report concluded that the UK chose to join the […]

Chilcot shows Shannon used to facilitate ‘illegal war’ – Boylan

The damning findings of the long-awaited Chilcot report highlight the need to ensure Shannon airport is not used for stop-overs by US military forces. That’s the conclusion of the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan. The report, which was published today, concluded that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was based on “flawed intelligence and assessments” […]

Foster has responsibility to ensure Brexit vote ‘respected’ – Carthy

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy is calling on Northern Ireland’s First Minister, Arlene Foster to respect the majority Brexit vote to remain within the EU. Mr Carthy says people across Northern Ireland will be worse off as a result of the Brexit vote. And,the Midlands North-West MEP says he was extremely disappointed with the […]

Prospective Tory leaders ‘don’t give a damn’ about Ireland – Carthy

The four remaining British politicians contending the leadership of the Tory party don’t care about Ireland – North or South. So says the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy who was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg where the Brexit fallout has dominated proceedings. Mr Carthy says the lack of discussion about the impact of […]