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Sinn Fein handling sexual abuse allegations in ‘appropriate way’ – Carthy

A Sinn Fein MEP is defending Gerry Adams’s handling of the controversy surrounding the alleged sexual and physical abuse of victims by members of the republican movement. Mr Carthy’s comments follow a number of recent heated exchanges in the Dail on the alleged abuse. Gerry Adams has denied any cover up and he’s apologised for […]


European Parliament calls for resumption of Northern peace process

The European Parliament today called on all parties to join talks to restart the Northern peace process. MEPs passed a resolution, urging participants to resolve issues that are hindering progress such as flags and parades, so the functioning and stability of the North’s democratic institutions can be reinforced. Speaking ahead of the vote, Sinn Fein’s […]


Hayes hopeful impasse in Northern peace can be overcome

The Fine Gael MEP for Dublin Brian Hayes is hopeful that the impasse in the Northern Irish peace process can be overcome. Mr Hayes says he had positive meetings with Northern Ireland’s First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson and Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt. Both men visited the European Parliament to speak with political […]


EU continues to demonstrate Commitment to Irish peace process – Hayes

MEPs called for progress in the Northern Irish peace process during a debate in the European parliament last night. Today the Parliament will vote on a resolution that includes calls for solving issues hindering the peace process, such as flags and parades. Fine Gael’s Dublin MEP Brian Hayes, says the EU, through its funding programmes, […]


Ireland seen as “first mover” in tax reform by other MEPs – Hayes

Recent announcements of changes  to the Irish corporate tax system by finance minister Micheal Noonan has led to Ireland being seen as a “first mover” in tax reform by other MEPs. That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes. He was speaking in the European Parliament prior to a debate on allegations […]


Hayes says Luxembourg tax avoidance is not an issue for European Parliament.

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin Brian Hayes says the issue of tax avoidance in Luxembourg is a matter for that country and not for the European Parliament. He was speaking as EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker was due to appear today [Wednesday 12th] in front of MEPs at the Parliament in Brussels. It is […]


Interview with Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan on GMOs in EU

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan talks to journalist Owen Stafford about the recent vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee to allow EU member states more flexibility in deciding whether or not to restrict or ban cultivation of GMO products. Out words: for rejection Dur: 3:32