Carthy slams Hayes on tax transparency vote comments

July 4, 2017

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy has hit out at the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes for accusing Sinn Fein MEPs of siding with the far right in a vote today on corporate tax transparency rules. The majority of MEPs voted in favour of new moves to force multinationals based in the EU to publically disclose their tax information on a country by country basis. In a press release Mr Hayes accused the Sinn Fein MEPs of siding with far-right politicians like Marine le Pen’s Front National in France by refusing to back the rules. However, Matt Carthy says the Sinn Fein MEPs abstained from voting because they believe the measures don't go far enough.

Out words: is addressed

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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20170629IPR78639/multinationals-should-disclose-tax-information-in-each-country-they-operate

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MEPs approve moves to make multinationals disclose tax information – Hayes

July 4, 2017

The European Parliament today approved moves to make large firms make information about the tax they pay in each country in the world publicly available. The MEPs backed a proposal requiring multinationals to report their tax bills on a country-by-country basis. However they also accepted possible exemptions in the case of commercially-sensitive information. The proposals are a bid to crack down on corporate tax avoidance, which is estimated to cost EU countries between fifty to seventy billion euro (€50bn-€70bn) a year in lost tax revenues, according to the European Commission. The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the proposals will make Europe more tax transparent.

Out words: made public

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Next steps

After approving the draft report by 534 votes to 98 votes, with 62 abstentions, MEPs voted to send the report back to the Committees to start negotiations in 1st reading on the basis of a plenary mandate. 

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http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20170629IPR78639/multinationals-should-disclose-tax-information-in-each-country-they-operate

 

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Interview FG MEP Brian Hayes on BoI & Brexit Businesses

July 4, 2017

Interview with the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes on selling the State stake in Bank of Ireland and problems Ireland may have in attracting Brexit businesses because of property/infrastructural/facilities-services etc.issues. Relates to 2 previous clips filed on this. 

Out words: things then 

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Ireland needs to get ‘act together’ to attract post Brexit businesses – Hayes

July 4, 2017

Ireland could lose out on attracting valuable businesses from the UK because of a lack of good housing and other infrastructural and services issues. That’s the warning from the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. Ireland is just one of many other EU countries who’re hoping to lure businesses and EU agencies from the UK in the run up to Brexit . But Irish chances of attracting some of these businesses could be scuppered because we won’t be able to provide the kind of facilities people coming here expect. Here’s Brian Hayes.

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MEP urges Government to sell Bank of Ireland stake – Hayes

July 4, 2017

The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is urging the Government to sell its stake in Bank of Ireland before the end of the year. Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Dublin MEP said the timing is right for the State to sell the fourteen percent (14%) stake it has in the Bank. He reckons that stake is worth around one to one point five billion euro (€1bn-€1.5bn). And, he’s advising that the monies from the sale go to the new Rainy Day Fund.

Out words: the moment

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Raw audio – Ni Riada on British withdrawal from Fisheries Convention

July 4, 2017

Raw audio – Liadh Ni Riada on the announcement last weekend that the British are to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention. Relates to 2 previous clips filed on this.

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Ni Riada calls for review of Common Fisheries Policy

July 4, 2017

The Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada is calling for a review of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy. Her calls follow the announcement last weekend that Britain is to withdraw from the London Fisheries Convention. The deal allows six European countries, including Ireland, to fish in British waters. However, the British government argues its withdrawal from the convention will enable the UK to take back control of its own waters post Brexit. Liadh Ni Riada says that withdrawal will change the Common Fisheries policies. 

Out words: gone out

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UK withdrawal from Fisheries convention leaves ‘a terrible mess’ – Ni Riada

July 4, 2017

The British withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention could lead to the displacement of hundreds of Irish fishing vessels. That’s according to the Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada who says the government is waking up too late to the impact of Brexit on the Irish fishing industry. The Ireland South MEP, who is on the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee, says the British withdrawal from the Convention should prompt a review of the Common Fisheries Policy. 

Out words: it does

Dur: 00:32

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Interview with Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy on young farmers’ struggles with National Reserve Fund

May 23, 2017

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy talks to Meabh McMahon about the problems he believes young farmers are experiencing when trying to access funds from the National Reseve Scheme. 

Out words: good enough 

Dur: 1:48 

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Young Farmers face ‘uphill battle’ accessing National Reserve Fund – Carthy

May 23, 2017

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says young farmers are facing unnecessary barriers when trying to access funds from the National Reserve Scheme. The €5m (five million euro) scheme is supposed to encourage young people into farming by making funds available to them provided they fulfil certain criteria. But Matt Carthy says the scheme’s requirement that the applicant meets certain agricultural educational conditions is too draconian.  He says the Agriculture Minister Michael Creed needs to change the rules.  

Out words: the sector

Dur: 00:38

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