The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune has slammed the decision by Aer Lingus to axe their flights from Cork to Brussels. Ms Clune says it’s essential that businesses based in the South have easy access to key hubs like Brussels by using Cork airport. The MEP for the Ireland South Constituency was speaking at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune has defended the large sum of money she spent on her European election campaign. Ms Clune spent more than any other candidate running for a European seat. Her campaign cost just over two hundred and six thousand euro[€206,461 to be precise!]. But, today speaking from the European Parliament, Ms Clune said she was able to account for every single cent of that money.
In this podcast, Irish journalist Karen Coleman gets reaction from MEPs at the European Parliament on the economic crisis facing Cyprus as it is forced to seek emergency bailouts from the Troika. The report was broadcast in April 2013 on Ireland’s RTE Drivetime programme.