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Ni Riada rubbishes French demands to end English official language status

Recent demands by some French politicians to end English as an official EU language have been rubbished by the Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada. The demands were made following the Brexit vote and they were reiterated by a Polish MEP who heads the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee. Danuta Hubner had warned that English […]

Brexit dominates European Parliament debates – McGuinness

The implications of last month’s Brexit vote is once again dominating the debates in the European Parliament which is holding its plenary session in Strasbourg this week. The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says the ramifications of Britain’s future exit from the EU will keep politicians extremely busy in the months and years ahead. Out […]

New UK PM must ‘honour’ Northern Ireland agreements – McGuinness

The lack of debate about Northern Ireland by any of the prospective British Tory leaders is deeply concerning. That’s the warning from the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness who says it’s critical that the future prime minister of Britain is fully on board with the peace process. Ms McGuinness was speaking in the European Parliament […]

Out of the box thinking required to fund farmers – McGuinness

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness is urging banks to show more sensitivity to farmers when it comes to repaying their loans. Her comments follow the recent decision by Glanbia to establish the MilkFlex fund to help dairy farmers cope with price volatility by providing them with flexible loan arrangements. Ms McGuinness says new methods […]

Taoiseach obliged to warn about Brexit impact – Kelly

The Taoiseach has every right to warn about the negative impacts of the UK leaving the EU. So says the Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly who was responding to assertions by Pro-Brexit campaigners that the Irish government was scaremongering and interfering in British domestic affairs. Mr Kelly said Enda Kenny is obliged to present his […]

Interview with Deirdre Clune on new EU rules to ease people’s moves abroad.

Deirdre Clune speaks to Owen Stafford about new EU rules to ease cross-border acceptance of public documents, such as birth, marriage and civil partnership certs. The idea is to make it easier for people to move abroad within the EU. Related to 2 stories previously filed on this. Out words: Member states Dur: 2.44

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