Halawa family very concerned about Doctor’s report – Boylan

April 6, 2017

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan says Ibrahim Halawa’s family are very concerned for his health following a recent doctor’s examination of the Irish citizen. She spoke to the young man’s family following news that Enda Kenny had written to the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi calling on him to release Ibrahim on humanitarian grounds.

Out words: the good

Dur: 00:24

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MEP welcomes Taoiseach’s intervention on Halawa – Boylan

April 6, 2017

The Taoiseach’s intervention to try to secure the release of Ibrahim Halawa has been welcomed by the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan who’s long been campaigning for his release. The young man’s been languishing in a jail in Cairo since his arrest there during demonstrations in 2013. He’s always denied any wrongdoing. This week Enda Kenny wrote to the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi calling on him to release the young man on humanitarian grounds.

Out words: returned home

Dur: 00:41

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Post Brexit equality between North & South businesses huge issue – Harkin

April 6, 2017

The Independent MEP Marian Harkin says maintaining equality between North and South businesses will be a huge issue post Brexit. The Midlands North-West MEP is warning that businesses in the South could be put at a major disadvantage if their counterparts in Northern Ireland can operate under better circumstances. Marian Harkin was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg which yesterday approved a resolution outlining the Parliament’s main conditions for the Brexit talks.

Out words: that nettle

Dur: 00:36

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Government ‘asleep at the wheel’ on Brexit – Carthy

April 5, 2017

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy is accusing the Government of failing to ensure the Irish situation is safeguarded in future Brexit negotiations. Mr Carthy was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg which yesterday passed a resolution outlining its main conditions for the Brexit talks. The Parliament’s document includes several references to Ireland. However, Matt Carthy says the Government hasn’t ensured that Ireland receives similar priority in the EU Council’s draft blueprint for negotiations with Britain.

Out words: final outcome

Dur: 00:37

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New EU rules may affect medical device companies in Ireland – McGuinness

April 5, 2017

New rules on better safety and traceability for medical devices may impact Irish-based companies who produce and supply them. The European Parliament today approved stricter rules to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants are traceable and comply with EU patient safety requirements. MEPs also backed laws to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices such as those used for pregnancy or DNA testing. The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness explains how the new rules could affect medical device companies in Ireland.

Out words: internally

Dur: 00:37

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MEPs approve more safety & traceability for medical devices - McGuinness

April 5, 2017

Stricter rules to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants are traceable and comply with EU patient safety requirements were backed by MEPs today. The European Parliament also approved laws to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices such as those used for pregnancy or DNA testing. The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says the new rules are designed to cope with technological developments and to help detect any potential fraudulent behavior in the production and supply of medical devices.

Dur: medical device

Out words: 00:30

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Britain can’t cherry pick what it wants from Brexit – Hayes

April 5, 2017

The European Parliament’s official position on the Brexit negotiations has been endorsed by the majority of MEPs in a vote today. This morning they held a lively debate before they voted on the Brexit resolution. During the debate the former leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage accused the EU of behaving like the mafia. He told MEPs the British don’t have to buy German motor cars or drink French wine. The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the British will not be able to pick and choose what they want during the Brexit negotiations.

Out words: our businesses

Dur: 00:34

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References to Ireland on Brexit resolution ‘very significant’ – Hayes

April 5, 2017

An overwhelming majority of MEPs today adopted a resolution officially laying down the European Parliament’s key principles and conditions for its approval of the UK's withdrawal agreement. The resolution contains several references to Ireland. It states that the Parliament is ‘especially concerned’ about the consequences of a UK withdrawal on Northern Ireland and its future relations with Ireland. And it says that it is crucial to safeguard peace and preserve the Good Friday Agreement. The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the references to Ireland in the document are extremely important.

Out words: we have

Dur: 00:35

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Long English clip of Manfred Weber on Brexit

April 5, 2017

Long English clip of European Parliament’s European People’s Party chair Manfred Weber speaking during the Brexit debate this morning. He refers to Ireland and avoiding a hard border in this clip. Relates to previous clip filed on this.

Out words: dear friends…ENDS WITH CLAPPING

Dur: 2:55

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A Brexit dislocation could be ‘catastrophic’ – Harkin

April 5, 2017

MEPs in the European Parliament have this morning debated the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. The Parliament has set out its position on Brexit in a document. It includes several references to Ireland. The resolution states that the Parliament is ‘especially concerned’ about the consequences of a UK withdrawal on Northern Ireland and its future relations with Ireland. And it says that it is crucial to safeguard peace and preserve the Good Friday Agreement. The Independent MEP Marian Harkin referred to Ireland’s special situation during this morning’s debate.

Out words: Northern Ireland

Dur: 00:26

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