MEP warns against any slippage on future EU Cohesion and agriculture funding – McGuinness

November 16, 2018

There should be no slippage in future EU payments for Cohesion and agricultural policies. That’s the warning from the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness.

The Midlands North-West MEP was speaking in Strasbourg where the European Parliament this week reiterated its position on the EU’s future budget post 2020.

In a vote on Wednesday, MEPs confirmed their position on the next EU long-term budget which will run from twenty twenty one (2021) to twenty twenty seven (2027).

The Parliament has set out a range of priorities for future funding including long-standing farming and cohesion policies which they say should not be reduced.

Here’s Mairead McGuinness.

Out words: those priorities

Dur: 00:30


Interview - Sean Kelly Discusses Lyme Disease as European Parliament Calls for Action

November 15, 2018

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly discusses Lyme disease with Irish journalist Eamonn Torsney and why the European Parliament is calling for action to combat the tick borne disease.

Out words: over Europe

Dur: 03:09


MEPs Back Calls for Action on the Spread of Lyme Disease - Kelly

November 15, 2018

Members of the European Parliament have called for action to be taken to stop the ‘alarming’ spread of Lyme disease in Europe.

MEPs in Strasbourg backed a motion demanding the European Commission draw up a plan to combat the tick borne disease.

Irish representatives have expressed concern over the level of knowledge about the debilitating condition in Ireland and the treatment available.

Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, Sean Kelly, says this is a first step in tackling and raising awareness about the issue:

Out words: from there

Dur: 00:29


MEPs Aim to Raise Awareness of Lyme Disease - Kelly

November 15, 2018

A major push is underway to raise awareness of Lyme disease across Europe.

The tick borne disease can be spread to humans through a bite.

MEPs in Strasbourg have been debating the issue.

People working outdoors and those walking in forests, long grass or vegetation can be at risk.

There is concern the medical profession does not have enough training in identifying the symptoms.

Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, Sean Kelly , says today’s debate in the European Parliament will hopefully lead to action:

Out words: the future


Dur: 00:23



Interview - Brian Hayes Discusses Rail Passenger Rights Being Voted On By MEPs

November 15, 2018

INTERVIEW: Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes discusses the proposed rail passenger rights being voted on by MEPs meeting in Strasbourg.

Speaking to Irish journalist Eamonn Torsney , the MEP outlines the key benefits of the new consumer rights if they are backed by the European Parliament 

Out words: a citizen

Dur: 02:24


Interview - Mairead McGuinness Discusses Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

November 15, 2018

Interview , Vice President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness discusses the Withdrawal Treaty agreed between British and European negotiators.

Speaking to Irish journalist Eamonn Torsney, the Fine Gael MEP for Midlands North-West, also looks at the challenges the deal faces in Britain and Europe must be ready to react to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ and whatever the outcome of the British Parliament vote on Brexit is.

Out words: outcome is

Dur: 03:59


British Politicians Face Great Deal of Soul Searching on Brexit Deal - McGuinness

November 15, 2018

British politicians face a great deal of soul searching as they consider their stance on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

That’s according to the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness.

There is uncertainty over whether the agreement can secure the backing of MPs in the House of Commons in London.

Fine Gael MEP for Midlands North-West, Mairead Mc Guinness, says politicians in Britain will have to think deeply about their decision:

Out words: to make

Dur: 00:28


MEPs to Decide Today If They Back New Rail Passenger Rights - Hayes

November 15, 2018

MEPs will today decide if they want to back new rules governing passenger rights for rail passengers.

A series of measures are proposed, including compensation for customers when trains are delayed, better assistance for people with reduced mobility and improved access to cyclists.

Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes, says consumers across the European Union would benefit from the measures, if they are supported in the European Parliament:

Out words: European Union

Dur: 00:29


Interview - Marian Harkin Discusses Britain’s Brexit Challenges

November 14, 2018

Independent MEP, Marian Harkin, discusses challenges faced by British Prime Minister Theresa May to get a Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament.

Speaking to Irish journalist Eamonn Torsney, the MEP for Midlands North-West,warns of “unimaginable chaos” in a country divided with a parliament divided:

Out words: this stage

Dur: 08:07


British Divisions Could Lead to “Unimaginable Chaos” - Harkin

November 14, 2018

Britain is a country divided with a parliament divided.

That’s the warning from Independent MEP, Marian Harkin, as European leaders await the outcome of a British Cabinet meeting on the draft Brexit Withdrawal Treaty.

Irish MEPs have been assessing the ability of the UK Prime Minister Theresa May to secure support for the deal in the House of Commons in London.

MEP for Midlands North-West, Marian Harkin, says divisions in Britain could result in unimaginable chaos:

Out words: everybody concerned 

Dur: 00:25