IV Matt Carthy on EP initiative to tackle vulture funds

November 18, 2018

Interview with Matt Carthy on his involvement in a European Parliament initiative to tackle vulture funds from taking over poor performing loans from vulnerable mortgage holders.

The Midlands North-West MEP says he’s working with other MEPs from different political groups to better protect consumers from the sale of vulnerable mortgages to vulture funds.

Out words: as farms

Dur: 3:48

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Carthy on European Parliament initiative to tackle Vulture Funds

November 18, 2018

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says he’s involved in a European Parliament initiative to tackle vulture funds from taking over poor performing loans from vulnerable mortgage holders.

The Midlands North-West MEP says he’s working with other MEPs from different political groups to better protect consumers from the sale of vulnerable mortgages to vulture funds.

Out words: the Commission

Dur: 00:27

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FG MEP Deirdre Clune on better rights for rail passengers

November 17, 2018

Eamonn Torsney talks to the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune about a vote in the European Parliament last Thursday which should lead to better rights for rail passengers.

MEPs voted for higher compensation to be paid to rail passengers who suffer delays. They also gave the green light for better assistance to people with reduced mobility, better access for cyclists, and clearer complaints-handling procedures.

The European Parliament also want rail companies to improve information given to passengers about their rights.  

Out words: that support

Dur: 2:14

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People with reduced mobility to get better access to trains – Clune

November 17, 2018

People with disabilities should enjoy better access to trains in the future.

That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune who sits on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee. MEPs voted this week (Thursday) for higher compensation to be paid to rail passengers who suffer delays.

They also approved the need to provide better assistance to people with reduced mobility, along with better access for cyclists and clearer complaints-handling procedures.

Out words: very important 

Dur: 00:23

 

 

 

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Better rights on the way for rail passengers – Clune

November 17, 2018

Better rights for rail passengers are on the cards following a vote in the European Parliament this week (Thursday). MEPs voted for higher compensation to be paid to rail passengers who suffer delays.

They also gave the green light for better assistance to people with reduced mobility, better access for cyclists, and clearer complaints-handling procedures. The European Parliament also want rail companies to improve information given to passengers about their rights.  

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune, who is on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, says the vote signals good news for passengers.

Out words: hours notice

Dur: 00:31

 

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Raw audio – Carthy on Merkel/austerity & militarisation of Europe

November 17, 2018

Eamonn Torsney talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s address to the European Parliament last Tuesday. 

During her speech on the future of Europe last Tuesday, Mrs Merkel told MEPs that establishing a real European army, as an addition to NATO, “would show the world that there will never be war again between European countries”.

Matt Carthy says her sentiments reflect a wider EU agenda. And in the interview he says Merkel won’t be missed when she steps down from politics in 2021.

Out words: part of

Dur: 05:11

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Merkel a “chief architect” of austerity – Carthy

November 17, 2018

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says people won’t be too upset to see the German Chancellor Angela Merkel depart from politics in 2021.

The Midlands North-West MEP was making his comments following Chancellor Merkel’s address on the future of Europe to the European Parliament last Tuesday.

Mrs Merkel recently announced she would be stepping down as Chancellor of Germany in 2021.  

Matt Carthy says she won’t be missed.

Out words: the stage

Dur: 00:28

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EU forces pursuing “militaristic and very aggressive” foreign policy agenda – Carthy

November 16, 2018

There are forces within the EU that are intent on pursuing an aggressive militaristic foreign policy agenda.

So says Sinn Fein's MEP for the Midlands North-West Matt Carthy. He was commenting on the recent address to the European Parliament by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

During her speech on the future of Europe last Tuesday, Mrs Merkel told MEPs that establishing a real European army, as an addition to NATO, “would show the world that there will never be war again between European countries”.

Matt Carthy says her sentiments reflect a wider EU agenda.

Out words: listened to

Dur: 00:36

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Raw audio – McGuinness on future CAP & Cohesion funding

November 16, 2018

Eamonn Torsney talks to the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness about future funding of CAP and Cohesion policies for the next long-term EU budget.

The Midlands North-West MEP was speaking in Strasbourg where the European Parliament this week reiterated its position on the EU’s future budget post 2020.

In a vote on Wednesday, MEPs confirmed their position on the next EU long-term budget which will run from twenty twenty one (2021) to twenty twenty seven (2027).

The Parliament has set out a range of priorities for future funding including long-standing farming and cohesion policies which they say should not be reduced.

The Midlands North-West MEP says future CAP budgets must be defended especially given the extra demands being made of farmers.

 

Out words: policies ourself

Dur: 3:31

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Future CAP funding for farmers must be defended– McGuinness

November 16, 2018

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says it’s fundamental that future CAP funding for farmers must be defended.  

The Midlands North-West MEP was speaking in Strasbourg where the European Parliament this week reiterated its position on the EU’s future budget post 2020.

In a vote on Wednesday, MEPs confirmed their position on the next EU long-term budget which will run from twenty twenty one (2021) to twenty twenty seven (2027).

The Parliament has set out a range of priorities for future funding including long-standing farming and cohesion policies which they say should not be reduced.

The Midlands North-West MEP says future CAP budgets must be defended especially given the extra demands being made of farmers.

Out words: rural Europe

Dur: 00:31

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