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Brexit ‘shocking’ and potentially ‘catastrophic’ – Harkin

The Independent MEP Marian Harkin says the British Prime Minister’s hardline stance on Brexit is ‘shocking’ for Ireland. The Midlands North-West MEP was reacting to Theresa May’s comments on Brexit last weekend when she addressed delegates at her party’s conference. The new UK PM said that Britain wasn’t leaving the EU today only to give […]

Government needs to plan extensively for Brexit – Harkin

The Independent MEP Marian Harkin is calling for the Government needs to plan properly and extensively for a British exit from the EU within the next couple of years. Ms Harkin is proposing that Ireland secures an agreement that would enable it to trade with Britain for an interim period before any tariffs would be […]

Halawa giving up hope of resolution – Boylan

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan says she’s very concerned about the mental condition of Ibrahim Halawa, the young Irishman imprisoned in Egypt since August 2013. The 20 year old saw his trial postponedfor the 15th (fifteenth) time on October 2. His case has been adjourned until November 12. He was arrested in Cairo in […]

UN Chief calls on MEPs to endorse Climate Change deal for humanity

The United Nation’s Secretary General called on the European Parliament this morning to ratify the Paris Climate Change agreement known as COP21. MEPs today approved the climate deal with an overwhelming majority of 610 MEPs backing it. The Paris Climate Change Agreement, which was reached in Paris last December, aims to limit the most dangerous […]

European Parliament approves Paris climate change agreement

The European Parliament this morning voted overwhelmingly to approve the Paris Climate Change Agreement that was brokered last year. Today’s vote paves the way for the Agreement to be ratified by the European Union. The agreement sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting […]

Brexit deal cannot undermine EU’s Freedom of movement

Any Brexit deal brokered between the European Union and the UK cannot undermine the EU’s right to freedom of movement. So said the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator Belgian MEP Guy Verhoftstadt (Ver – hof – stat) who was speaking in the European Parliament this morning. Last weekend the British Prime Minister Theresa May suggested […]

Northern Ireland cannot be forgotten on Brexit – McGuinness

The UK has to live up to its responsibilities when it comes to understanding the special case and needs of Northern Ireland during the Brexit negotiations. That’s the advice from the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness. The Midlands North-West MEP was reacting to the British Prime Minister Theresa May’s comments on Brexit last weekend. Mrs […]

Unclear how May can accommodate Northern Ireland concerns on Brexit – McGuinness

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness saysshe’s not sure how the British Prime Minister Theresa May can fully address the concerns of Northern Ireland during the Brexit negotiations. Ms McGuinness was reacting to comments on Brexit that were made by Theresa May last weekend. During the Conservative Conference Mrs May suggested there would be no […]

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