Support for Europe Wide Volunteer Scheme Backed by MEPs

September 13, 2018

Young Irish people are being encouraged to consider registering for the European Solidarity Corps.

It is a scheme that supports volunteers in areas including, health, the environment, disaster prevention and the integration of migrants and asylum seekers.

Accommodation and transport costs are provided to successful applicants for activities run by registered organisations.

Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune says those taking part can gain a lot of experience while learning about Europe:

Out words: as well

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Ni Riada Welcomes European Parliament Fisheries Committee’s Decision to Visit Cork

September 13, 2018

Ireland South MEP Liadh Ni Riada is welcoming the decision of the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee to visit Cork.

A two day trip is planned next week which will take in City Hall, the English Market and Castletownbere.

The visiting delegation will hear the concerns of local fishermen.

Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada says the management of stock after Brexit is a massive problem that needs to be addressed:

Out words: are massive

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Opportunities for Young People to Volunteer Across Europe

September 13, 2018

The European Parliament has given its support to a scheme aimed at supporting young people to volunteer across Europe.

The European Solidarity Corp sees people aged between eighteen and thirty volunteer to work in areas such as the environment, education and the integration of migrants.

Support is offered to those taking part in the scheme, while MEPs insisted a clear distinction is made between volunteering and job placement.

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune says it is beneficial in a number of ways:

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Interview - Sean Kelly Welcomes Strong Commitment to Ireland in State of the Union Address

September 13, 2018

Sean Kelly discusses the assurances over Brexit delivered in the State of the Union address by the President of the European Commission.

It was delivered by Jean-Claude Juncker at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Speaking to Irish Journalist Eamonn Torsney, the Ireland South MEP says work is continuing to find a practical solution to the border post-Brexit

Out words: around that

Dur: 1” 59’

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European Parliament Fisheries Committee to Visit Cork - Ni Riada

September 13, 2018

Representatives from the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee are to visit Cork next week.

It is in a bid to hear first hand the concerns of those in the local fishing industry.

Sinn Fein MEP, Liadh Ni Riada says, quotas, the management of stock after Brexit and enforcement are just some of the issues fishermen want addressed.

The Ireland South MEP is welcoming the decision of the Committee to visit Cork:

Out words: the country

Dur: 37’

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Interview - Mairead Mc Guinness on State of the Union Tax Policy Suggestions

September 13, 2018

Vice President of the European Parliament Mairead McGuinness MEP discusses with Irish jounalist Eamonn Torsney comments made by the President of the EU Commission, on increasing the number of issues in relation to tax that would require qualified majority voting.

Jean-Claude Juncker made the remarks in the State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Out words: will continue

Dur: 1” 38’

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Interview - Marian Harkin Discusses Need for New Digital Copyright Rules

September 13, 2018

Marian Harkin MEP discussing the decision by the European Parliament to back new digital copyright rules with Irish Journalist Eamonn Torsney.

The decision would mean tech giants must pay for the work of artists and journalists which they use.

Out words: possible way

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Irish Government EU Tax Stance Consistent - Mc Guinness

September 13, 2018

The Irish Government will continue to insist decisions on tax remain with EU member states. That’s the view of Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness, after the President of the European Commission suggested qualified voting should be introduced on some tax issues.

Jean-Claude Juncker make the remarks in the State of the Union address in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Vice President of the European Parliament, Mairead Mc Guinness believes the Irish government approach to the issue will remain consistent.

Out words: will continue

Dur: 33’

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European Parliament Backs New Digital Copyright Rules - Harkin

September 13, 2018

Controversial new rules on digital copyright have been backed by members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

They are aimed at ensuring musicians, artists and authors receive payment by online platforms that host their work.

The move sparked a Europe wide debate on freedom of expression, with critics concerned everyday use of the internet could be impacted.

Independent MEP for Midlands North-West, Marian Harkin, says existing copyright rules are not effective:

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MEPs Back Digital Copyright Rules - Harkin

September 12, 2018

MEPs have backed new rules governing digital copyright.

The controversial measure sparked debate across Europe over freedom of expression online.

However, many musicians and creators have been campaigning for new regulations on how material is used by the global tech giants.

They called for a mechanism to ensure payment for the use of material subject to copyright.

Independent MEP for Midlands North-West, Marian Harkin, voted for the new measures and says many of the tech firms make substantial profits because of the work of creators:

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