Ni Riada on “crisis” shortage of Irish language teachers

February 9, 2018

Karen Coleman talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada about the lack of Irish language teachers in Irish schools. 

Out words: those skills

Dur: 5:05

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Shortage of Irish-language teachers in Irish schools a “crisis” – Ni Riada

February 9, 2018

The Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada says the shortage of Irish-language teachers in Irish schools is leading to a crisis situation. The Ireland South MEP has called for greater protection of the Irish language at an EU level. She says the reduction in young people taking up teaching is leading to a lack of them in Irish schools. And Liadh Ni Riada is calling for better incentives to encourage more of them to teach the Irish language. 

Out words: to teaching

Dur: 00:34

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Interview Mairead McGuinness on MEP boundaries & transnational lists

February 9, 2018

EuroParlRadio's Editor Karen Coleman talks to the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness about the need to examine the MEP constituency boundaries for the next European elections because Ireland is set to gain 2 extra MEP seats post-Brexit. In the interview she also talks about the rejection by MEPs this week of the idea of having transnational electoral lists for the European elections. The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had recommended the idea of transnational lists when he addressed the European Parliament last month.

 

Out words: they’re gone

 

Dur: 5:20

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McGuiness urges swift examination of MEP boundaries

February 9, 2018

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuiness is recommending that plans are put in place to deal with changes in the European constituency boundaries following Britain’s exit from the EU. MEPs this week approved the new make-up of the European Parliament once the UK leaves the EU. Ireland is set to gain 2 MEP seats which could necessitate a re-drawing of the existing boundaries. Here’s Mairead McGuinness.

Out words: those seats

Dur: 00:43

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MEPs vote on daylight saving hour – Kelly

February 8, 2018

The European Parliament today voted to get the European Commission to thoroughly assess the need to have the bi-annual clock change. Many MEPs believe the one hour change twice yearly negatively impacts on people’s mental and physical health. The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly is one of the MEPs who’s been pushing to end the clock change.

 

Out words: end it

 

Dur: 00:19

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Interview Lynn Boylan on abolishment of daylight saving hour

February 8, 2018

Interview with Lynn Boylan on moves to abolish the daylight saving hour. The European Parliament today in a vote called on the European Commission to thoroughly assess the need to have the bi-annual clock change. Many MEPs believe the twice yearly one-hour change negatively impacts on people’s mental and physical health. The piece begins with Boylan’s answer to a question about her views on the calls to abolish the bi-annual clock change.

Out words: daylight saving

Dur: 1:20

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European Parliament calls for assessment of daylight saving hour– Boylan

February 8, 2018

The European Parliament today called on the European Commission to thoroughly assess the need to have the bi-annual clock change. Many MEPs believe the twice yearly one-hour change negatively impacts on people’s mental and physical health. A significant majority of MEPs today voted for the EU to investigate the need for the daylight saving hour. Here’s the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan.

Out words: abolish it

Dur: 00:28

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“Catastrophe” on cards if Brits can’t agree Brexit transition deal – Hayes

February 8, 2018

Europe will face a significant financial threat if the British fail to strike a Brexit transition deal with the EU. That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. He was referring to the on-going confusion and disagreement in Theresa May’s conservative party over the nature of their future relationship with the EU. Both the EU and UK are aiming to conclude a transition deal by the end of March. Brian Hayes says the consequences of failing to reach an agreement would be devastating.

Out words: will prevail

Dur: 00:36

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Interview Matt Carthy on Mercosur 99,000 beef quota

February 8, 2018

EuroParlRadio's Editor Karen Coleman talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy about reports that the quantity of meat that Mercosur would have the right to export into the EU has been increased to 99,000 tonnes per year. The European Commission is engaged in ongoing trade talks with the Mercosur countries of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina. 

Out words: entire economies

Dur: 4:46

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EU sacrificing Irish farmers in Mercosur trade deal – Carthy

February 8, 2018

Irish beef farmers are being sacrificed in the European Commission’s bid to secure a trade deal with the Mercosur countries. That’s the claim from the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy. He was referring to recent reports that the quantity of meat that Mercosur would have the right to export into the EU has been increased to 99,000 tonnes per year. The Midlands North-West MEP said such an increase of beef into the EU market would destroy farms in Ireland. 

Out words: entire economies

Dur: 00:26

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