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Interview with Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan on toxic chemicals – Endocrine Disruptors

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan talks to Owen Stafford about why the European Parliament is demanding the European Commission publish important scientific information on endocrine disruptors. She was speaking prior to a vote in theEuropean Parliament today (Wednesday) which adopted a resolution by 593 votesto 57 with 19 abstentions, calling for the European Commission to […]

MEP demands Health Minister action on toxic chemicals – Boylan

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan is calling on the Health Minister Simon Harris to push the European Commission to regulate harmful chemicals used in everyday products. Her calls follow a vote in the European Parliament today condemning delays by the European Commission in publishing scientific information needed to address exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals […]

MEPs condemn EU Commission delays in tackling toxic chemicals – Boylan

The European Parliament today condemned delays by the European Commission in publishing scientific information needed to identify and address exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals. MEPs say the Commission has persistently failed to act on providing much-needed information on endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals found in everyday products, such as cosmetics and plastics. There are […]

European Parliament votes for anti-tax measures – Hayes

The European Parliament has today voted in favour of an EU Commission proposal for an anti-tax avoidance directive. The proposal aims to close loopholes used by corporate tax avoiders. However all four Fine Gael MEPs voted against the measures. Speaking prior to the vote the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said rushing through new measures […]

Chance meeting with Ali ‘highlight of my life’ Kelly – Sean Kelly

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says a chance meeting with Mohammed Ali was a highlight of his life. The Ireland South MEP met Mohammed Ali when he visited his Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. And it seems the ‘World’s Greatest’ took a shine to the former GAA president. Out words: real hero Dur: 00.28

Farmers in Northern Ireland ‘fed up’ of EU regulations – Dodds

Farmers in Northern Ireland will face an uncertain future if the UK remains in the EU. That’s according to the Democratic Unionist Party MEP Diane Dodds who is in favour of a Brexit. The Northern Ireland MEP says the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy or CAP will provide less funding for the North’s farmers as time […]

MEP hits out at ‘scaremongering’ from Government on Brexit – Dodds

A Northern Ireland MEP has hit out at what she’s calling ‘scaremongering’ tactics by the Government in its efforts to persuade UK citizens to vote to remain in the EU. The DUP MEP Diane Dodds says Irish politicians are needlessly raising alarm over threats to peace and stability in Northern Ireland if Britain votes to […]

Time for EU Commission to act in farmers’ interests – Carthy

The European Commission must immediately bring forward laws to ensure farmers are treated equally in the food supply chain. So says the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy who is calling for EU legislation to ensure farmers receive fair treatment and a proper income. 600 MEPs voted today for a resolution urging the Commission to bring […]