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Sinn Fein Minister’s congrats letter to Hogan no endorsement – Carthy

The Sinn Fein MEP for the Midlands North-West Constituency, Matt Carthy, has dismissed Phil Hogan’s attempt to discredit him during Mr Hogan’s appearance in front of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee last week [Oct 2nd].  Mr Hogan was questioned by MEPs during his hearing before the Committee for the position of EU Agriculture Commissioner. During […]


Hogan refused to answer challenging questions – Carthy

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy is still insisting that Phil Hogan is the wrong person for the job of EU Agriculture Commissioner.  Mr Carthy challenged Mr Hogan during his hearing yesterday [Oct 2] before the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee. Those opposed to Mr Hogan’s nomination are still demanding answers to outstanding queries such as his […]


Sean Kelly MEP on tackling e-commerce barriers

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly speaks to Owen Stafford for EuroParlRadio about the barriers that are deterring businesses from engaging in e-commerce and other online business activities. Mr Kelly was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg [Sept 2014] where MEPs discussed the Digital Single Market. 


MEP urges resolution of barriers to e-commerce

Concerns Irish businesses have about engaging in e-commerce and other online business activities must be addressed. That was one of the pieces of advice from the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week [Sept ’14]. The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says Ireland has a tech savvy population who see the benefits of e-commerce. However he […]


Irish MEP gets mediator role in child-parent disputes

The European Parliament has asked the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness to mediate on its behalf in the area of Children’s Rights. Ms McGuinness may be asked to mediate in cases of child abduction or child custody cases where one of the parents lives in a different European Member State from the other. Ms McGuinness was […]


McGuinness appointed Children’s Rights mediator – European Parliament

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has been given the role of Children’s Rights Mediator for the European Parliament [Sept ’14]. Ms McGuinness was recently appointed a Vice President of the Parliament and so was given extra responsibilities. She explains to EuroParlRadio what her new role will entail.  


Tackle barriers to EU digital single market – Kelly

Removing barriers to a digital single market must be a priority to support EU businesses and consumers. This is the opinion of the Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly.The digital single market aims to create new opportunities through e-commerce, facilitate administrative and financial compliance for businesses and increase the online power of customers. Speaking from the […]