Fianna Fáil has condemned an attempt by a socialist MEP and Sinn Féin’s Northern Ireland MEP to misrepresent activity in the European Parliament today. Following months of work with colleagues across Europe to advance Ireland’s case for retrospective bank recapitalisation, the party’s three MEPs tabled an important resolution at committee stage in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on the role of the Troika. Read More |
Anger, annoyance and frustration summarises the experience of the Irish people with the Troika.
The lack of transparency and the imposition of severe cuts to vital public services, affecting the most vulnerable including the elderly, the sick and the young have left a long lasting mark on the fabric of Irish society. Read More |
Ireland Midlands-North-West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has today welcomed the outcome of last night's vote on "the Enquiry Report on the role and operations of the Troika" by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament. Read More |
MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher held a meeting yesterday evening with Siim Kallas, the EU Transport Commissioner and Vice President of the European Commission to discuss plans by the UK government to impose a tax on Irish hauliers transiting Northern Ireland. The HGV Road User Levy will be introduced from April 1st next. Read More |
Ireland Midlands / North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has today welcomed the publication of a new European Strategy to promote coastal and maritime tourism. Read More |
Ireland North West / Midlands MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has today described the refusal of the Irish Government to apply for EU Solidarity Funding in the wake of the extreme weather as a ludicrous and rash decision.
Mr Gallagher has today called on the Government to re-think its decision and apply before the end of this week as the deadline set by the European Commission is Friday, the 21st of February. Read More |
"While I welcome the Government announcement to provide EUR 70 million in assistance, I am disappointed to learn from the Government statement that they may not apply for EU Solidarity Funding, in view of the fact that the damage is below the threshold for assistance." Read More |
The EMFF is vital for maintaining 12,000 jobs in the Irish fisheries and aquaculture sectors
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Midlands / North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has today contacted the EU Commissioner for Regional Development, Johannes Hahn seeking clarification concerning a possible application by Ireland under the EU Solidarity Fund to deal with the immediate costs arising from the recent severe storms. Read More |
Ireland North West - Midlands MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has today welcomed the decision of the Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte to establish an expert panel chaired by former Supreme Court Justice Catherine McGuinness to examine the options for undergrounding the Grid Link from Cork to Kildare and Grid West from Mayo to Roscommon. Read More |