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EU youth jobs initiative underfunded with mixed reactions – Harkin

An EU project to help young people find jobs is underfunded and is receiving mixed reaction on the ground. That’s according to the Independent MEP Marian Harkin. She was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg where MEPs debated the European Youth Initiative. It’s supposed to guarantee young people under 30 a job or some […]

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Britain’s relationship with EU ‘fraught’ and uncertain – Childers

The Scottish referendum and its implications for the UK’s membership of the EU has been a hot topic of discussion among MEPs this week [Sept ’14] It’s not clear what would happen if Scotland votes for independence but opts to stay within the EU. And the British Prime Minister David Cameron is demanding a range […]

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Ukraine’s live link to EU Parliament for critical vote

The European Parliament in Strasbourg this week linked live to the Ukrainian Parliament so the vote on the EU-Ukraine Association agreement could be ratified simultaneously. The agreement aims to foster increased co-operation in EU-Ukraine relations in areas such as economic reform and recovery, energy, transport and environment. The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly said it […]

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MEPs back EU agreement with Ukraine

The European Parliament this week [Sept 2014] voted through the EU-Ukrainian Association Agreement. MEPs described the vote as a move of solidarity with Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. The agreement aims to increase co-operation between the EU and Ukraine in areas such as economic reform and recovery, energy, transport and environment. The Fine Gael […]

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Interview with Sean Kelly on Hayes hotel

Interview with Sean Kelly on the purchasing of the Hayes Hotel in Tipperary where the GAA was originally founded in the 19th century. Mr Kelly was speaking to EuroParlRadio’s Owen Stafford in the European Parliament in Strasbourg during the September 2014 plenary session.  

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Kelly confident new owner of GAA birthplace understands its history

The Fine Gael MEP and former GAA president Sean Kelly believes the new owner of the Hayes hotel in Thurles, Co Tipperary understands its historical significance. The GAA was founded there in 1884. Because the new hotel’s owner is a Tipperary native, Mr Kelly believes he would better appreciate its landmark importance. Speaking from the […]

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Birthplace of GAA must have its history preserved – Kelly

The GAA needs to discuss the preservation of the Hayes hotel in Thurles, Co Tipperary with its new proprietor. So says the Fine Gael MEP and former GAA president Sean Kelly. In 1884 the GAA was founded in the hotel’s billiard room. It recently fell into financial difficulty, going into receivership last April. It was […]

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MEP calls for EU intervention in Irish-Polish dispute

Jobs and money have been lost as a result of the on-going payments dispute between 3 Irish Construction firms and the Polish Roads Authority. That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes who this week called for EU action to resolve the dispute. He says SIAC, Sisk and Roadbridge have not received payment for […]

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