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Boylan accuses Hayes of ignorance and being nonsensical

A Sinn Fein MEP is accusing Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes of being ignorant, out of touch with reality and someone who doesn’t know what’s happening on the ground in Ireland. Ms Boylan expressed her strong criticism of the Dublin MEP following comments he made about Sinn Fein distorting the realities of the economic crash in […]

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Hayes has ‘lost the run of himself’– Boylan Sinn Fein

A spat has broken out between Sinn Fein’s Lynn Boylan and the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. Ms Boylan has rubbished claims by Mr Hayes that left wing parties in Ireland such as Sinn Fein are distorting the realities of what caused Ireland’s economic problems and the subsequent austerity measures introduced as a result of […]

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EU could scupper low water charges – Harkin

The EU Commission could force the government to impose far higher water charges on Irish householders because of rules brought in by the EU Water Framework Directive. That’s the warning from the Independent MEP Marian Harkin. She says that when Ireland was negotiating the EU water framework directive it negotiated certain flexibilities that would enable […]

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MEP warns EU could make Irish householders pay much higher water charges

Irish householders could face much higher water charges under the rules of an EU water directive. That’s according to the Independent MEP Marian Harkin. She says that when Ireland was negotiating the EU water framework directive it negotiated certain facilities that would enable EU member states not to charge households for water it they didn’t […]

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ECB should explain themselves to Banking Inquiry – Clune

The European Central Bank has a democratic duty to appear before the Banking Inquiry. That’s the view of the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune who was speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Ms Clune is encouraging her fellow MEPs to press the ECB to participate in the Oireachtas inquiry and to explain their role […]