“Anxious” summer ahead on Brexit – McGuinness

July 6, 2018

The British Prime Minister Theresa May is chairing a meeting on Brexit today with her cabinet colleagues in her country home of Chequers.

Mrs May’s cabinet remains deeply divided over what the UK’s future relationship with the EU should be. The Prime Minister’s Brexit plans are expected to tie the UK to EU rules for the foreseeable future. That could see the UK remaining closely aligned to EU rules on the likes of food and agriculture.

However, Mrs May will face stiff opposition from Eurosceptic Brexiteers who want a much cleaner break from the EU.

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness, who is the Vice President of the European Parliament, says the coming months are likely to be unpredictable when it comes to achieving a clear Brexit plan.

Out words: future relationship

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“Accidental Americans” could be liable for US tax – Hayes

July 5, 2018

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 yesterday 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.

The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains what being an accidental American means when it comes to US tax liabilities.

Out words: American system

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Difficult time ahead for air travellers – Clune

July 5, 2018

Holiday makers, business travellers and frequent flyers may be facing a difficult time over the coming months with air strike action threatened by Ryanair pilots and cabin crew.

And these threats come against a backdrop of on-going disputes by others in the air travel industry such as French air traffic controllers. They’ve been staging a series of strikes in recent times which have caused serious disruption in Europe.

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune, who is on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, says we may be facing a summer of disruption.

Out words: themselves

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MEP outlines your rights on Ryanair Strikes – Clune

July 5, 2018

There're more headaches ahead for travellers with Ryanair cabin crew in four EU countries today announcing strike action later this month.

Cabin crew in Portugal, Italy, Spain and Belgium have announced they’re going to strike for 24 hours on the twenty fifth (25th) of July. And they’re threatening further strikes in a dispute over working conditions.

The cabin crew threat of strike action follows an existing strike action notice by Ryanair’s pilots’ union IALPA which is to take place next Thursday.

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune who is on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee explains what you are entitled to if a strike effects your Ryanair flight.

Out words: to do

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Interview – McGuinness on Irish media & Taoiseach’s comments on Irish journalists

July 5, 2018

Karen Coleman talks to the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness about the significance of journalism in Ireland following the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's negative comments about the Irish media. 

Out words: that too

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Interview Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan on Leo Varadkar’s comments on Irish media

July 5, 2018

Karen Coleman talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan about Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s media comments in New York about the Irish media this week.

The Sinn Fein MEP says the Taoiseach should set up a commission of enquiry into media ownership in Ireland. And the Dublin MEP says he should establish supports for investigative journalism to amend any negative impressions he may have given about his views of Irish journalists.

The European Parliament just recently debated press freedom and the safety of journalists in Europe following the murder of an investigative journalist in Slovakia. They previously highlighted the murder of another investigative journalist in Malta last year. 

Out words: thought out

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MEP calls for media ownership inquiry & investigative journalism support – Boylan

July 5, 2018

The Taoiseach should set up a commission of inquiry into media ownership in Ireland. And he should set up supports for investigative journalism to amend any negative impressions he may have given about his views of Irish journalists.

That’s the call being made by the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan. Her demands follow critical comments made by Mr Varadkar in New York this week about the Irish media.

Lynn Boylan says, that rather than giving out about Irish journalists, the Taoiseach should help support a strong and democratic media in Ireland.

Out words: investigative journalism

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Taoiseach’s media comments “good moment” to look at significance of journalism– McGuinness

July 5, 2018

The Taoiseach’s comments on the Irish media may have inadvertently sparked a debate about the significance and future of journalism in Ireland.

That’s according to the Fine Gael MEP Mariead McGuinness. She says the pressures journalists face today make their work very challenging.

And she adds the media have exposed very important stories through investigative journalism.

Out words: that too

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Taoiseach’s media comments “breath-taking lack of awareness” – Boylan

July 5, 2018

The Taoiseach’s recent comments on the Irish media reflect a worrying trend that’s being mirrored elsewhere in the US and Europe.

That’s according to the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan. She says the Taoiseach’s critical remarks about the Irish media reflect a lack of awareness of the growing hostility in some countries towards journalists.

The European Parliament just recently debated press freedom and the safety of journalists in Europe following the murder of an investigative journalist in Slovakia. 

Out words: the Media

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Journalists “have too many outlets to feed” – McGuinness

July 5, 2018

Irish MEPs in the European Parliament in Strasbourg have been reacting to the Taoiseach’s recent comments about the Irish media. The Parliament just recently debated press freedom and the safety of journalists in Europe following the murder of an investigative journalist in Slovakia. 

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says the Irish media have done a lot to highlight scandals of crime, injustices and corruption.

However, the Midlands North-West MEP, who was herself a journalist, says journalists today face many demanding challenges.

Out words: its work

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