Interview Matt Carthy on Unfair Trading Practices

October 7, 2018

Eamonn Torsney talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy about the vote in the European Parliament last week on unfair trading practices.

The Parliament’s Agriculture Committee approved new draft rules to better protect farmers against buyers’ unfair trading practices.

The Ag Committee voted for a number of proposals including stoping late payments and short notice cancellation of orders. And they want food producers to have the right to request a written supply contract.

However, Matt Carthy has criticised the proposals saying they aren't ambitious enough and that he voted against the report.

Out words: of years

Dur: 4:56

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Raw audio – Clune on cleaner cars & CO2 emissions

October 7, 2018

Eamonn Torsney talks to the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune on the vote last week in the European Parliament on having cleaner cars on EU roads by 2030.

MEPs have proposed setting a target of 40% (forty percent) for reducing EU fleet-wide CO2 emissions for new cars by 2030. They want an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. 

The European Parliament also voted for a speedier market uptake of electric and low-emission cars.

The interview was conducted before the vote.

Out words: satisfy requirements

 

Dur: 3:46

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Ireland needs to do more to reduce car emissions – Clune

October 7, 2018

Ireland has much more to do when it comes to rolling out initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles.

That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune who’s on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee. MEPs last week voted to have cleaner cars on EU roads by 2030.

They’re proposing setting a target of 40% (forty percent) for reducing EU fleet-wide CO2 emissions for new cars by 2030.

The European Parliament also voted for a speedier market uptake of electric and low-emission cars. Deirdre Clune says Ireland isn’t doing enough to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport area. 

Out words: satisfy requirements

Dur: 00:25

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Raw audio – Harkin on destructive Brexit rhetoric

October 6, 2018

Eamonn Torsney talks to the Independent MEP Marian Harkin about people using damaging rhetoric when talking about Brexit. 

Out words: is about

Dur: 1:47

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Harkin warns on divisive Brexit language

October 6, 2018

The Independent MEP Marian Harkin is warning people against using strong, emotive language when they’re talking about Brexit.

Her warnings follow recent comments made by the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt. During an address to the Tory conference last week, he likened the EU to the Soviet Union.

Marian Harkin says such divisive language just drives people into corners.

Out words: is about

 

Dur: 00:26

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Interview with Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy on North-South Interconnector reports

October 6, 2018

Eamonn Torsney talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy about the two Government-commissioned reports on the North-South interconnector that were presented to the Cabinet earlier in the week.

Out words: proceed with

Dur: 4:52

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North-South Interconnector reports ignore “public acceptance” – Carthy

October 6, 2018

The government commissioned reports on the North-South Interconnector have not taken public acceptance into account.

That’s the view of the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy.

He was commenting on the two independent reports which went before the cabinet last week. One of the reports concluded that - from a techno-economic perspective - the construction of overhead pylons was a better option than undergrounding the interconnector.

However, Matt Carthy says the underground option is the only acceptable one.

Out words: underground basis 

Dur: 00:33

 

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Interview - Mairead McGuinness Discusses Proposed Measure to Outlaw Unfair Trading Practices

October 4, 2018

Vice President of the European Parliament, Fine Gael MEP for Midlands North-West Mairead McGuinness discssues A new EU law to deal with Unfair Trading Practices in the food supply chain.

It is after the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee backed the move this week.

Out words: abused

Dur: 4" 17'

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New EU Law on Unfair Trade Practices Could Be in Place Next Year

October 4, 2018

A new EU law to deal with Unfair Trading Practices in the food supply chain could be in place next year.

It is after the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee backed the move this week.

Farmers will be able to complain to an authority, in confidence, which must act and investigate the claims of UTPs.

Vice President of the European Parliament, and Fine Gael MEP for Midlands North-West, Mairead McGuinness, believes it is an issue that has to be addressed:

Out words: addressed

Dur: 27’

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Interview - Matt Carthy calls on Irish government to stand firm in relation to the north in Brexit talks.

October 4, 2018

Matt Carthy, Sinn Fein MEP, discusses the state of play in Brexit talks with Eamonn Torsney.

His comments come in the wake of remarks by the DUP leader Arlene Foster that the Good Friday Agreement is not sacrosanct.

The Midlands north-West MEP outlines what he believes should be the priorities for the Irish government in any Brexit talks.

Out words: the DUP

Dur: 4” 51’

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