MEPs vote to protect Northern Ireland peace process in Brexit – Clune

October 3, 2017

The European Parliament this morning voted for a document that calls for the stability of the Northern Ireland peace process to be recognised during the Brexit talks. It also stresses the need to prevent a hardening of the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland. Over five hundred and fifty MEPs voted for a resolution that sets out the European Parliament’s position on the Brexit talks. The document referred to other key issues such as Citizens’ rights and the financial settlement. The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune says the Parliament recognises Ireland’s special circumstances when it comes to Brexit.

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Ireland’s ‘special circumstances’ recognised in EU Brexit vote – Clune

October 3, 2017

The special circumstances of Ireland when it comes to the Brexit negotiations were recognised in a resolution passed by an overwhelming majority of MEPs this morning. Over five hundred and fifty MEPs passed the resolution that sets out the European Parliament’s position on Brexit for an upcoming EU summit. The document centres on the three key issues which are the focus of the first phase of the Brexit negotiations. They are Northern Ireland, Citizens’ rights and the financial settlement. The resolution stresses the importance of the Good Friday Agreement and the prevention of a hardening of the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune welcomed today’s vote.

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European Parliament passes resolution on Brexit – Kelly

October 3, 2017

The European Parliament this morning voted by an overwhelming majority to adopt a resolution on Brexit that includes the recognition of the “special circumstances confronting the island of Ireland”. The resolution sets out the Parliament’s position on Brexit for the EU 27 summit that takes place in Brussels later this month. In its references to Ireland the resolution states that the Good Friday Agreement should “be preserved in all of its parts” and that “a hardening of the border be avoided”. The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly now explains

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Huge frustration on Brexit talks – Ni Riada

October 3, 2017

The state of the current Brexit talks was debated in the European Parliament this morning. The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs the negotiations were still centred on sorting out the first phase of issues which are Northern Ireland, Citizens’ rights and the financial settlement. The Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada says it will be difficult to move onto the next phase of talks until the first set of issues is dealt with.

Out words: to exist

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Necessity of Good Friday Agreement recognised by MEPs – Ni Riada

October 3, 2017

The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker told the European Parliament this morning that not enough progress has been made on the Brexit negotiations to move beyond the initial phase. At the moment the talks are focused on three issues. They are citizens’ rights, Northern Ireland and the financial settlement. The EU wants to see significant progress on these specific issues before the next phase of the negotiations begins. The Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada says that MEPs recognise the significance of the Good Friday Agreement when it comes to the Brexit talks.

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Retention of peace in Northern Ireland ‘absolute priority’ – Verhofstadt

October 3, 2017

The President of the European Commission told the European Parliament this morning that not enough progress has been made on the Brexit talks to move beyond the initial phase of negotiations. Jean-Claude Juncker was addressing MEPs before their vote on a resolution on the Brexit talks. The resolution sets out the Parliament’s position on Brexit for the EU 27 summit that takes place in Brussels later this month. During the debate the Parliament’s chief Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt talked about his recent visit to Northern Ireland. He told MEPs it was crucial to ensure peace continued there.

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Brexit coordinator pleads for peace in Northern Ireland – Verhofstadt

October 3, 2017

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit co.ordinator Guy Verhofstadt pleaded with MEPs this morning to ensure that peace continues in Northern Ireland following the British withdrawal from the EU. Mr Verhofstadt was speaking during a debate in the European Parliament on a resolution on the Brexit talks. The resolution sets out the Parliament’s position on Brexit for the EU 27 summit that takes place in Brussels later this month. The EU wants to see significant progress on three specific issues before it starts discussions on the future relationship. They are citizens’ rights, Northern Ireland and the financial settlement. During his address, Mr Verhofstadt spoke about his recent trip to Belfast. 

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Race to the bottom on wages needs to end – Harkin

September 15, 2017

People should be paid the same wages for the same work in the same place no matter what country they come from. That’s the call from the Independent MEP Marian Harkin. She was commenting on similar calls made during the week by the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. During his State of the Union address to the European Parliament he stressed that there can be no second class workers and that people should be paid for the same work in the same country.  Sometimes, companies who send employees to other EU countries to work temporarily, end up paying them less wages than their local counterparts. Marian Harkin says that practice has to stop.  

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Same pay, same work, same place ‘absolutely important’ – Harkin

September 15, 2017

The Independent MEP Marian Harkin says it’s essential that the principle of same pay, same work, same place applies across all EU countries. The Midlands North-West MEP was referring to the EU posting of workers directive. It’s supposed to mean that employees who’re sent abroad to work in another country temporarily are paid the same wage as local workers.  

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Interview with Sinn Fein MEP on the cost of translations into Irish Language.

September 15, 2017

EuroParlRadio's editor, Karen Coleman talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada about the cost of translating EU documents and meetings into the Irish language. She also talks about the recent decision of Bank of Ireland to remove Irish language options from newer ATMs. 

Out words: equal rights 

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