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Sean Kelly, Fine Gael MEP, Ireland South

The Paris Climate Change Agreement, that was ratified by the European Parliament this week, will be followed up in November by a major UN climate conference which will take place in Marrakesh, Morroco. The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly, who will attend November’s conference, says this week’s endorsement of the Paris deal by the Parliament […]

Global support needed on Paris Climate Change deal – Kelly

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly is warning a global effort will be needed to meet the Paris climate change targets. Mr Kelly was speaking in the European Parliament which this week ratified the UN Paris Climate Change agreement. It  aims to prevent global temperatures from rising above two degrees Celsius. Mr Kelly referred to […]

Hard border inevitable if UK leaves Customs Union – Hayes

The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says a hard border will have to be established between Northern Ireland and the Republic if the UK leaves the Customs Union. Mr Hayes was speaking in the European Parliament where Brexit was a hot topic of discussion again this week during its plenary debate.  Out words: sector investment […]

MEP to hold coastal meetings on Brexit impact on Fishing Communities

The Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada  and her Dail colleague Martin Ferris are to hold a series of coastal community meetings to discuss the impact of Brexit on the fishing industries. The Ireland South MEP says there has been little discussion about how Brexit will change the Common Fisheries Policy. Out words: about it […]

Interview with Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan on Poland’s and Ireland’s abortion laws

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 […]

Citizens’ convention delaying Eighth amendment repeal – Boylan

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 […]

Release of Apple ruling could take up to a year – Carthy

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 […]

Carthy calls on Government ‘to stop delaying’ release of Apple ruling

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy is claiming the Government and the tech giant Apple are delaying the publication of the EU’s recent ruling on Apple’s tax affairs in Ireland. Mr Carthy says this was confirmed to him by the EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager who made the ruling against Apple. Ms Vestager discussed the […]

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