Is this a Full Stop to the Backstop

'Have we finally reached a full stop on the backstop' - this is the question that many people are asking here in Strasbourg this evening. This was stated by Marian when she expressed her cautious optimism that the current...[more]

Bord na Mona Workers Could be in Line for EU Fund

Workers to be made redundant in Bord na Mona could avail of assistance under the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). This was stated, today, Thursday, October 25th, by Marian who was the chief negotiator for the...[more]

No Backstop, No Brexit Deal

“It is said that we have made 90 – 95% progress in agreeing the Brexit negotiations, yet there is zero progress if there is no solution on the Irish border”. These were the words spoken by Guy Verhofstadt, the Chief Brexit...[more]

Welcome for European Parliament Vote to Remove VAT on Defibrillators

“Today (3/10/18) in the European Parliament in Strasbourg we have taken a positive step in helping to ensure that medical equipment such as defibrillators can benefit from a zero VAT rate”. This was stated by Marian referring to...[more]

EU Parliament votes to protect work of artists and journalists

Marian made the following statement following the vote on “Copyright in the Digital Single Market “in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. “Today the EU Parliament today sent a strong political message that the property rights...[more]