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EU must give Ukraine application status - Kelleher

EU must give Ukraine application status - Kelleher

June 9, 2022

Ukraine should be supported “in every way” possible to do what will be needed to join the EU.

So says Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher who was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Yesterday the Taoiseach told the Parliament he strongly supported Ukraine’s application to become a member of the European Union. Here’s Billy Kelleher

Out words: the future

Dur: 00:27

Unravelling of Protocol “profound implications” – Kelleher

Unravelling of Protocol “profound implications” – Kelleher

June 9, 2022

Fianna Fail MEP Billy Kelleher is warning any changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol would have “profound implications”.

He was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg which the Taoiseach addressed yesterday. Micheál Martin told MEPs any unilateral action on the protocol would be “deeply damaging” and would mark an “historic low point”.  

The British government has delayed publishing its bill to scrap parts of the Protocol until next week. Here’s Billy Kelleher.

Out words: as well

Dur: 00:30

Interview Ciarán Cuffe on Taoiseach’s speech to European Parliament

Interview Ciarán Cuffe on Taoiseach’s speech to European Parliament

June 8, 2022

The Taoiseach this morning condemned the British government for what he called its “bad faith efforts” to undermine a Treaty freely entered into.

Micheál Martin was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He told MEPs unilateral action by the British government on the Northern Ireland Protocol, would be “deeply damaging” and would mark a “historic low point”. 

Brexit and the problems with the Protocol weren’t the only topics the Taoiseach touched on during his address. Other issues included the war on Ukraine, John Hume’s legacy and the benefits of Ireland’s 50 years of EU membership.  

Well Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe gave his reaction to the Taoiseach’s speech, to journalist Angelique Ferat who was in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Out words: coming years

Dur: 02:40

Interview Deirdre Clune on Taoiseach’s address to European Parliament

Interview Deirdre Clune on Taoiseach’s address to European Parliament

June 8, 2022

The Taoiseach this morning condemned the British government for what he called its “bad faith efforts” to undermine a Treaty freely entered into.

Micheál Martin was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He told MEPs unilateral action by the British government on the Northern Ireland Protocol, would be “deeply damaging” and would mark a “historic low point”.  

Well Brexit and the problems with the Protocol weren’t the only topics the Taoiseach touched on during his address. Other issues included the war on Ukraine, John Hume’s legacy and the benefits of Ireland’s 50 years of EU membership.   

Well Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune was in the Parliament in Strasbourg during the Taoiseach’s address. The Ireland South MEP gave her reaction to his speech to EuroParlRadio’s Karen Coleman.  

Out words: stand off

Dur: 04:55

Strong support in Parliament for Ukraine EU membership – Clune

Strong support in Parliament for Ukraine EU membership – Clune

June 8, 2022

The Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament has called on the EU to endorse his country’s application to join the bloc.

Ruslan Stefanchuk made the call in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today. His pleas followed comments by the Taoiseach on Ukraine EU membership, when he also addressed MEPs in the French city.

Earlier this morning Micheál Martin told the Parliament, he “strongly” supported Ukraine’s EU membership application.

Well Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune says there is strong support in the Parliament for Ukraine to join the EU.  

Out words: European Union

Dur: 00:30

Martin “very clear” on importance of Protocol – Cuffe

Martin “very clear” on importance of Protocol – Cuffe

June 8, 2022

The Taoiseach has condemned the British government for what he called its “bad faith efforts” to undermine a Treaty freely entered into.

Micheál Martin was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg this morning. He was the third EU leader to address MEPs this year on the topic "This is Europe".  Mr Martin said the European Union has worked hard to find ways to minimise the negative impacts of Brexit on businesses and citizens of Northern Ireland.

Dublin MEP Ciarán Cuffe says Mr Martin spoke well and was clear about his views on the Protocol.

Out words: European Union  

Dur:  00:21

Taoiseach delivered “clear message of support” of Ukraine EU membership – Cuffe

Taoiseach delivered “clear message of support” of Ukraine EU membership – Cuffe

June 8, 2022

MEPs in the European Parliament in Strasbourg have been reacting to the Taoiseach’s address there this morning,.

Micheál Martin touched on a range of issues during his speech including Ireland’s 50-year membership of the EU, the war on Ukraine and the problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Mr Martin said he strongly supports Ukraine’s application to join the EU. Ciarán Cuffe gave his reaction to the Taoiseach’s speech.

Out words: see progress

Dur: 00:28

Kelly demands answers from Macron on Russia humiliation comments

Kelly demands answers from Macron on Russia humiliation comments

June 8, 2022

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly is demanding EU leaders find out what the French President meant by his recent calls for Russia not to be humiliated over its invasion of Ukraine.

Emmanuel Macron made the comments in a recent interview with a newspaper. It’s caused outrage in many circles including Ukrainian ones.

Speaking today in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly said it’s time to get answers from Mr Macron about his comments.

Out words: single day

Dur: 00:21

Kelly blasts Macron’s “mustn’t humiliate” Russia line

Kelly blasts Macron’s “mustn’t humiliate” Russia line

June 8, 2022

Fine Gael’s Sean Kelly delivered a blistering attack on the French president Emmanuel Macron when he spoke in the European Parliament this morning.

The Ireland South MEP scolded the French President for his recent call not to humiliate Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

Mr Kelly was speaking after the Taoiseach addressed the European Parliament earlier in the morning.

Out words: single day

Dur: 00:40

“Bad faith” efforts undermining Brexit treaty – Taoiseach

“Bad faith” efforts undermining Brexit treaty – Taoiseach

June 8, 2022

The Taoiseach has warned unilateral action by the British government on the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “deeply damaging” and would mark a “historic low point”.  

Micheál Martin was speaking in the European Parliament where he talked about a range of topics including Ireland’s membership of the EU, the war on Ukraine and the Northern Ireland Protocol.

He told MEPs there are solutions to practical problems under the Protocol if there is the political will to find them. But he said, that would require the UK government to engage with good faith, seriousness and commitment.

Out words: new problems

Dur: 00:21

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