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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has said he is disappointed in his parliamentary colleague Ciarán Cuffe following reports the Green MEP wrote to banks about lending practices to young farmers. Markey has joined calls for clarity from the party regarding its views on agricultural investment in light of the letter. MEP Markey said young farmers...
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Having spent much of my adult life involved in community development and in local government, I understand the importance of support of funding for community projects. I know also that the wide array of schemes and terms can be off-putting for some and I believe that groups could benefit even more if public representatives and...
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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has welcomed the publication of the Climate Action Plan and described the targets as challenging but achievable. Markey – a member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee – said the plan will give farmers certainty and allow them to continue to produce world-class food with an even...
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Is sustainable aviation fuel ready for take-off? Irish MEP Colm Markey and Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary discuss the path forward. About this event Live from the European Parliament via Zoom Webinar, this event – hosted by Colm Markey MEP – will hear from Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary, on Ryanair’s roadmap to achieve Europe’s climate goals...
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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has secured the tabling of a number of ‘crucial’ amendments to tomorrow’s (Wednesday October 19th) vote in the European Parliament on the EU Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions (Spyraki report). The amendments are intended to add to the text agreed in the Environment Committee by recognising ways in which methane...
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Fine Gael MEP and member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism Colm Markey has described today’s announcement by Ryanair as a crucial boost to the Irish aviation sector as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline has announced plans to recruit 5,000 new staff in Ireland and the EU over the next five...
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MEP Markey calls on employers to be flexible as office return looms M50 commuter chaos could become a thing of the past if employers fully embrace remote working options for staff according to Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey. He made the remarks as the Cabinet confirmed a phased return to workplaces from September 20th*. The...
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Are you a highly motivated student or graduate with an interest in European affairs and want to gain invaluable experience working in the heart of the EU? Colm Markey MEP is hiring an intern to work in his Brussels office this September. The position is full-time and paid and the internship will last up to...
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Midlands-North-West MEP Colm Markey has said the 6 billion euro European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund 2021-2027 will provide a much-needed boost to the Irish fishing industry but more action is needed to address major challenges as a result of Brexit. Ireland is to receive some €142 million from the new fund, to be combined...
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With 55,000 remote jobs currently open across Europe, the potential for remote work to help to develop communities is immense.  As a result of our experience during the pandemic, the mindset has changed and the move to remote working is now inevitable. Join us on January 14th to be part of the conversation.
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Ursula von der Leyen and Joe Biden at the EU/U.S. summit in Brussels via @vonderleyen Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has welcomed a deal at the EU-U.S. summit to suspend tariffs relating to the long running Boeing/Airbus dispute for another five years.  Since 2019, a 25% tariff has been placed on €420 million worth of...
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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has called on the EU and the U.S. to redouble their efforts to resolve a long-running trade dispute, which has resulted in retaliatory tariffs placed on a range on Irish products. He made the comments ahead of Tuesday’s EU-U.S. summit in Brussels, which will be attended by President Joe Biden....
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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has welcomed further talks between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy. Negotiations ended today without an agreement but all sides have agreed to resume discussions in June with the aim of reaching a compromise. He commented, “Although a deal wasn’t reached this week,...
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With the EU setting out its budgetary framework and strategic priorities for the coming seven years, many programmes have changed or been given a new focus.  I thought it timely, therefore, to draw together this brief guide to EU funding which gives an overview and an explanation of some of the relevant funding programmes and...
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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has told the European Parliament that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique opportunity to reinvent and reimagine rural communities. He was speaking during a debate on Thursday with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Janusz Wojciechowski on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas. Commenting afterwards, the Midlands...
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