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Politics of ‘demonisation’ creating divided and dangerous world – Amnesty

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Amnesty International today released its annual report on the state of human rights across the world. It makes for grim reading and it is a damning indictment of leaders, governments, politicians and other influential players [...]

Trump and his world of alternative facts by Karen Coleman

January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Donald Trump has only been in the White House a few days but already his presidency is gearing up to be as belligerent and aggressive as the tone of his rambunctious inaugural speech. I’ve had [...]

Trump’s campaign manager defends her boss

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Watch this video of Donald Trump's incoming White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway defending her boss over those allegations from the so-called Russian dossier reports. She's being grilled by NBC's Seth Meyers on Late Night. [...]

Interview with Mairead McGuinness MEP on running for EP Presidency

November 24th, 2016|0 Comments

In the following interview I talk with the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness about her decision to run for the presidency of the European Parliament. The interview took place on Wednesday 23rd November. 

Could Le Pen be next?

November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Since Donald Trump’s election as US president, I’ve felt like we’re hurtling along a foreign frontier on board a runaway train that’s heading for the cliffs. Brexit was bad enough but Trump’s presidential victory takes [...]

Potential long-term impact of Brexit on Ireland ‘severe’

November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

New research produced by the ESRI and the Department of Finance in Ireland shows that the potential long-term impact of Brexit on Ireland will be “severe”. The findings, which were published today, show the impact [...]

Fears about CETA trade deal with Canada ‘crazy’– McGuinness

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

EU leaders are hoping to sign off on the EU-Canada trade agreement following a breakthrough in a deadlock that had threatened its future. Yesterday the Belgian Prime Minister confirmed that all five regional parliaments [...]

Interview with Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy on CETA

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

EuroParlRadio's editor Karen Coleman talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy about the EU-Canada trade deal CETA.

Hauliers caught with stowaways unfairly punished – Clune

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune has denounced heavy fines imposed on hauliers who are caught inadvertently smuggling migrants into the UK. She was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs this week criticised [...]

Clune calls for protection of Irish hauliers battling Calais

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune is calling for the UK and French governments to protect Irish hauliers who travel to mainland Europe through Calais. She was speaking from the European Parliament where MEPs [...]

Irish fishermen fear Brexit impact on their livelihoods – Ni Riada

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

The Sinn Fein MEP Liadh NiRiada says the EU has to look at other models to help fishermen deal with the impact of Brexit on their industries. The Ireland South MEP is warning Brexit [...]

British hard stance on Brexit will provoke ‘fightback’ – Hayes

October 7th, 2016|0 Comments

A hard stance on Brexit by the UK government will only antagonise the other twenty seven EU countries. That’s the warning from the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes who says the current Brexit rhetoric [...]

Sinn Fein condemn EU move towards common defence – Ni Riada

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

European moves towards a common defence policy have been criticised by Sinn Fein MEPs who say it will compromise Irish neutrality. During the week the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called for the setting [...]

Ireland’s tax policies ‘legitimate’ – Clune

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Fine Gael MEPs have been defending the Government’s decision to appeal the recent EU ruling against Apple. The EU Commission declared that Apple enjoyed illegal tax benefits from Ireland and it said the multi-national [...]

Apple accusation ‘doesn’t stack up’ – Clune

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

The FineGael MEP Deirdre Clune is insisting the EU Commission’s recent ruling on Apple’s tax arrangements with Ireland was wrong. The Commission declared that Apple enjoyed illegal tax benefits from Ireland and it said [...]