Interview Fine Gael MEP Brian Haye on “Accidental Americans”

July 8, 2018

Karen Coleman talks to the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes about the “Accidental Americans” and how people who were accidentally born in the US may be liable for tax even if they’ve never lived or worked there.

The plight of the so-called ‘Accidental Americans” was voted on this week in the European Parliament.

MEPs in Strasbourg voted for a resolution calling on the European Commission and EU countries to come to an arrangement with the US to ensure people aren’t unfairly landed with a tax bill from the US tax authorities - the IRS.

In the interview Brian Hayes explains what being an accidental American means when it comes to US tax liabilities.

Out words: third countries

Dur: 4:48

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Irish “Accidental Americans” could face hefty US tax bills – Hayes

July 8, 2018

Irish citizens could face hefty US bills even if they’ve never lived or worked there.

That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. He’s referring to the so-called “Accidental Americans” who may have been born in the US or who lived there briefly in the past and who could face tax bills from the US tax authorities.

The plight of the so-called ‘Accidental Americans” was voted on last week in the European Parliament.

MEPs in Strasbourg voted for a resolution calling on the European Commission and EU countries to come to an arrangement with the US to ensure people aren’t unfairly landed with a tax bill from the American Inland Revenue Service the IRS.

Brian Hayes explains what Irish people should do if they unwittingly face US tax demands.

Out words: this done

Dur: 00:36

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Raw audio – Ni Riada on Cork Maritime Cluster/Capital calls

July 7, 2018

Interview with the Ireland South MEP Liadh Ni Riada who is supporting calls for Cork to be developed into a maritime cluster & capital. The idea of creating a maritime cluster in Cork was aired at the recent Galway Ocean Wealth Summit.

The Sinn Fein MEP who sits on the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee, says this would allow Cork to become a hub for marine innovation, R&D, biotech, engineering for offshore renewables, transportation and much more.

And Ni Riada says the initiative could extend beyond Cork itself.

Out words: for that

Dur: 2:37

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MEP backs calls for a Cork Maritime Cluster – Ni Raida

July 7, 2018

The Ireland South MEP Liadh Ni Riada is supporting calls for Cork to be developed into a Maritime Cluster. The idea of creating a maritime cluster in Cork was aired at the recent Galway Ocean Wealth Summit.

The Sinn Fein MEP who sits on the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee, says this would allow Cork to become a hub for marine innovation, R&D, biotech, engineering for offshore renewables, transportation and much more.

And Ni Riada says the initiative could extend beyond Cork itself.

Out words: makes sense

Dur: 00:42

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Interview Independent MEP Marian Harkin on MEPs rejection of road transport amendments

July 6, 2018

Karen Coleman talks to the Independent MEP Marian Harkin about the rejection by MEPs on Wednesday of proposed amendments to the “Mobility Package” road haulage reform rules. MEPs rejected the Committee’s proposals on posting of workers, driving and rest time rules and deliveries within another EU state known as cabotage.

They’ve now referred them back to the European Parliament’s Transport Committee for reconsideration.

Some organisations and MEPs welcomed the vote. However, Marian Harkin says she fears it could have a detrimental impact on Irish hauliers and exporters.

Out words: at risk

Dur: 5:02

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Hauliers & exporters could face draconian rules & costs on transport – Harkin

July 6, 2018

Irish hauliers and exporters could face mountains of red tape, draconian rules and increased costs because of a failure to reach agreement on draft EU transport laws.

That’s the warning from the Midlands North-West MEP Marian Harkin. She’s referring to the EU’s proposed road transport rules included in the Mobility Package.

On Wednesday MEPs rejected proposed amendments to the “Mobility Package” road haulage reform proposals. MEPs rejected the European Parliament's Transport Committee’s proposals on posting of workers, driving and rest time rules and deliveries within another EU state known as cabotage.

They’ve now referred them back to the Transport Committee for reconsideration. Some organisations and MEPs welcomed the vote. However, Marian Harkin says she fears it could have a detrimental impact on Irish hauliers and exporters.

Out words: widgets basically

Dur: 00:37

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Ireland’s €30bn export market “under threat” from EU transport rules – Harkin

July 6, 2018

Ireland’s multi-billion euro export market could be threatened if proposed EU road haulage rules aren’t reformed. That’s according to the Independent MEP Marian Harkin.

She says a vote in the European Parliament this week could scupper attempts to reform proposals to make road haulage rules more workable. On Wednesday MEPs rejected proposed amendments to the “Mobility Package” road haulage draft rules. They referred them back to the European Parliament’s Transport Committee for reconsideration.

The Committee had put forward a number of amendments to the proposed mobility package including updating drivers’ rest time rules, and trying to cut down on red tape requirements.     

Here’s Marian Harkin.

Out words: in Europe

Dur: 00:38

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Interview Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness on Brexit & Chequers talks

July 6, 2018

Karen Coleman talks to the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness about Brexit and the talks today in Chequers between Theresa May and her cabinet. In the interview she also talks about the “Backstop” option for Ireland.

 

Out words: that’s stalling

Dur: 5:34

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EU united & “preparing for worst case scenario” on Brexit – McGuinness

July 6, 2018

The EU is “very united” and it’s preparing for a worst case scenario if the EU cannot reach a deal on Brexit with the UK.

That’s the view of the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness who was speaking ahead of today’s crunch talks on Brexit in the UK.The British Prime Minister Theresa May is chairing a crucial meeting on Brexit in her country home of Chequers.

She’s expected to face strong opposition from six Eurosceptic cabinet ministers as she tries to push through new plans for  a “soft Brexit”.

Mairead McGuinness says the Irish question remains a big issue for the EU.

Out words: of progress

Dur: 00:25

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High appreciation still for Irish-Brexit issues – McGuinness

July 6, 2018

The British Prime Minister Theresa May is chairing crucial talks on Brexit in her country home of Chequers today.

She’s expected to face strong opposition from six Eurosceptic cabinet ministers as she tries to push through new plans for  a “soft Brexit”.

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says the issues related to Ireland including the border question remain high on the agenda of the European Parliament and other EU member states.

Out words: verbal commitments  

 Dur: 00:47

 

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