Interview Matt Carthy on Brexit excuses for delays in rural Broadband rollout

March 18, 2019

Journalist Eamonn Torsney talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy about his criticisms of the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for suggesting that Brexit could delay the rollout of broadband in rural areas.

Mr Varadkar recently warned that a Brexit bailout could impact on public finances and the government’s capacity to pay for the provision of rural broadband services.

Matt Carthy says such excuses shouldn’t be tolerated.

Out words: rural broadband

Dur: 3:31

Carthy slams Taoiseach’s Brexit excuses for delays in rural Broadband rollout

March 18, 2019

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy has slammed the Taoiseach for suggesting that Brexit could delay the rollout of broadband in rural areas.

Leo Varadkar recently warned a Brexit bailout could impact on public finances and the government’s capacity to pay for the provision of rural broadband services.

Matt Carthy says such excuses shouldn’t be tolerated.

Out words: an answer

Dur: 00:42

Raw audio – Boylan on opposition to carbon taxes

March 17, 2019

Journalist Eamonn Torsney talks to Lynn Boylan on why she thinks the imposition of carbon taxes to tackle climate change should be absolutely opposed because they’ll have a negative impact on struggling families and ordinary families.  

She says the introduction of carbon taxes are a distraction.

Last Thursday the European Parliament welcomed the rise of the protest movement of young people from across Europe striking for climate action. 

Out words: will work

Dur: 2:11

Carbon taxes “distraction” from big polluters – Boylan

March 17, 2019

The imposition of carbon taxes to tackle climate change should be absolutely opposed because they’ll have a negative impact on struggling, ordinary families.  

So says the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan.

Last Thursday the European Parliament welcomed the rise of the protest movement of young people from across Europe striking for climate action.

Lynn Boylan says the introduction of carbon taxes are a distraction.

Out words: ordinary families

Dur: 00:20

Interview Deirdre Clune on EU Solidarity Corps scheme

March 16, 2019

Journalist Eamonn Torsney talks to the Fine Gael MEP Deidre Clune about her calls to young people between 18 and 30 to sign up and volunteer with the EU Solidarity Corps scheme.

The European Solidarity Corps scheme enables young people to respond to important societal needs by taking part in voluntary activities across the European Union.

Under the scheme young people can participate in a wide range of solidarity-related activities such as education, health, protecting the environment and integration of migrants and asylum seekers.

Out words: is important

Dur: 1:57

MEP urges young people to volunteer for EU Solidarity Corps – Clune

March 16, 2019

The Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune is calling on young people between 18 and 30 to sign up and volunteer with the European Solidarity Corps scheme.

The scheme enables young people to respond to important societal needs by taking part in voluntary activities across the European Union.

Under the scheme young people can participate in a wide range of solidarity-related activities such as education, health, protecting the environment and integration of migrants and asylum seekers.

Deirdre Clune says it gives young people a great opportunity to volunteer in their own country or abroad.

Out words: responded to

Dur: 00:35

Interview - Mairead Mc Guinness on New Measures to Make Key Products and Services More Accessible

March 14, 2019

Vice President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuiness, discusses with Irish Journalist, Eamonn Torsney, new measures backed by MEPs to make key products and services more accessible.

They apply to smartphones, ticketing machines, banking and transport services.

Out Words : good enough

Dur: 3 mins 50 

Key Products and Services Will Be More Accessible - McGuinness

March 14, 2019

The Vice-President of the European Parliament has welcomed new measures, backed by MEPs, to make products more accessible.

The European Parliament in Strasbourg approved the move this week, which is aimed at those living with a disability and the elderly

Key products and services will now have to be designed so they are accessible to everyone.

Smartphones, ticketing machines, banking and transport services have to become more accessible.

Midlands North-West MEP, Mairead McGuinness says it’s important consumers are aware of the changes:

Out Words : than excluded 

Dur: 30 secs

MEPs Back Measures to Make Key Products and Services More Accessible

March 14, 2019

MEPs have this week backed new measures to make key products and services more accessible.

The European Accessibility Act aims to improve the lives of people with a disability and the elderly.

Ticketing and check-in machines, ATMs along with smartphones, tablets and TV equipment, will need to be more accessible across the EU.

It also applies to air, bus, rail and boating transport services.

Vice-President of the European Parliament and Fine Gael MEP for Midlands North-West, Mairead McGuinness is welcoming the move:

Out Words : more accessible 

Dur: 31 secs

Interview - Lynn Boylan Discusses Climate Change Resolution Passed by MEPs

March 14, 2019

Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan discuses the resolution passed by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Climate Change.

Speaking to Irish Journalist Eamonn Torsney, the Dublin MEP also highlights the visit of young climate activists who travelled to the Parliament to witness the debate on the issue.

Out Words : in September

Dur: 2 mins 47 secs