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Interview Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy on Beef protests

Interview Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy on Beef protests

September 18, 2019

Karen Coleman talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy about the beef protests and why he’s calling on meat processors to agree on base price commitments to farmers to resolve the beef disputes.

The Midlands North-West MEP’s comments follow last weekend’s marathon talks to resolve the dispute between farmers and the beef industry. 

He says farmers are being pushed to the brink and that beef factories are deploying divisive tactics by laying off workers and closing plants because of the dispute.

Out words: be placed

Dur: 5:05

Factories pitting low paid workers and farmers against each other – Carthy

Factories pitting low paid workers and farmers against each other – Carthy

September 18, 2019

A mix of flexibility and imagination and a commitment to increase the base price to beef farmers could end the protests outside meat factories.

That’s the verdict of the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy who says the beef factories are deploying divisive tactics by laying off workers and closing plants because of the dispute.

Out words: be placed

Dur: 00:29

Beef factories must increase base price – Carthy

Beef factories must increase base price – Carthy

September 18, 2019

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy is calling on meat processors to agree on base price commitments to farmers to resolve the beef disputes.

The Midlands North-West MEP’s comments follow last weekend’s marathon talks to resolve the dispute between farmers and the beef industry. 

He says farmers are being pushed to the brink and that they needed to highlight the inequalities in the beef market.

Out words: rebuilding trust

Dur:  00:32

Interview Ciarán Cuffe Green Party MEP, Dublin

Interview Ciarán Cuffe Green Party MEP, Dublin

September 18, 2019

EuroParlRadio's editor Karen Coleman talks to the Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe about the vote on a Brexit resolution in the European Parliament this morning.

The majority of MEPs backed a resolution that says the current Withdrawal deal is “fair, balanced and provides legal certainty”. And it reiterated the Parliament’s support for “an orderly Brexit”.

The vote followed an intense debate on Brexit which included updates on the Brexit talks by both the president of the European Commission and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator.

MEP calls for Northern Ireland Brexit referendum – Cuffe

MEP calls for Northern Ireland Brexit referendum – Cuffe

September 18, 2019

The people of Northern Ireland should be given the opportunity to vote on another referendum on Brexit.

The Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe made the call in the European Parliament this morning during a debate on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The Dublin MEP says people in Northern Ireland should be given the chance to decide what options they’d prefer when it comes to Brexit.  

Out words: you want

Dur: 00:28

European Parliament won’t support Brexit deal without backstop – Cuffe

European Parliament won’t support Brexit deal without backstop – Cuffe

September 18, 2019

The European Parliament voted today to support the backstop and the existing Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

The majority of MEPs backed a resolution that says the current Withdrawal deal is “fair, balanced and provides legal certainty”. And it reiterated the Parliament’s support for “an orderly Brexit”.

MEPs pledged to reject any Withdrawal Agreement without the backstop.

The Green Party MEP Ciaran Cuffe says the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is very frustrated with the British government.

Out words: the table

Dur: 00:28

Interview with FG MEP Frances Fitzgerald on Brexit

Interview with FG MEP Frances Fitzgerald on Brexit

September 18, 2019

EuroParlRadio's editor Karen Coleman talks to the Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald about the debate today in the European Parliament on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The debate followed speeches by both the president of the European Commission and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator.

Both Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier stressed the EU was willing to work night and day with the UK to break the Brexit impasse. However Mr Juncker warned the risk of a no deal was palpable.

Out words: the impasse

Dur: 3:44

Johnson “going to the wire” without proposals – Fitzgerald

Johnson “going to the wire” without proposals – Fitzgerald

September 18, 2019

MEPs in the European Parliament have today been debating the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The debate followed speeches by both the president of the European Commission and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator.

Both Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier stressed the EU was willing to work night and day with the UK to break the Brexit impasse. However Mr Juncker warned the risk of a no deal is palpable.

The Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald says Boris Johnson’s failure to provide any new proposals is amazing.

Out words: going on

Dur: 00:40

Risk of no deal “is palpable” Juncker tells MEPs – Fitzgerald

Risk of no deal “is palpable” Juncker tells MEPs – Fitzgerald

September 18, 2019

The president of the European Commission told the European Parliament this morning that the risk of a no deal Brexit is palpable.

Jean-Claude Juncker talked about his meeting with Boris Johnson on Monday. He said the British PM told him that he continues to want an agreement. But Mr Juncker said Mr Johnson stressed that whatever happens, the UK will leave the EU with our without a deal on October the thirty first.

MEPs in the European Parliament are today voting on a resolution on the UK’s withdrawal from the UK.

The Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald explains what’s in the resolution .

Out words: have anything

 Dur: 00:33

Beef farmers can’t sustain price losses on a regular basis – Kelleher

Beef farmers can’t sustain price losses on a regular basis – Kelleher

September 17, 2019

The Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher is calling for a detailed analysis of the beef market and industry in Ireland.

His calls follow last weekend’s marathon talks to resolve the dispute between farmers and the beef industry.  

The Ireland South MEP says it’s regrettable that a conclusion hasn’t yet been reached. And he’s warning that farmers can’t continue to sustain long-term price losses.   

Out words: of price

Dur: 00:42