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Europe is at your feet. Take the first step…. With DiscoverEU! What is DiscoverEU? DiscoverEU is a programme of the European Union that gives you the opportunity to discover Europe. Travelling predominantly by rail, you will discover Europe’s stunning landscapes and its variety of cities and towns. You can apply during the two application rounds,...
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The European Union (EU) has put in place a Temporary Protection Directive to allow Ukrainian citizens and others fleeing Ukraine to move through the EU as EU citizens. It allows them to reside in Ireland for at least one year. They will also have access to the labour market, accommodation, social welfare, education and medical care. You...
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Are you a highly motivated student or graduate with an interest in European affairs? Would you like to gain valuable experience working in the heart of the EU? Colm Markey MEP is hiring an intern to work in his Brussels office this March. The position is full-time and an allowance will be paid in line...
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Is it time to radically overhaul the Irish education system? Covid-19 provided an opportunity to reform the Irish education system and the work has already begun. The CAO process has been changed to broaden the choice for students but should we go further and finally end the Leaving Cert points race? Hosted by Colm Markey...
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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has welcomed the findings of the latest Eurobarometer survey, which shows that Irish people have the most positive view of the European Parliament in the EU, and that health is a top issue they would like to see addressed. Ireland was also highest on the list of countries who believe...
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Carbon farming can play a major role in tackling climate change while offering new income opportunities for farmers but how will this new agricultural business model work and what are the key challenges ahead? This webinar heard from experts on the ground making carbon sequestration a reality and those developing the regulatory framework to implement...
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Converting old banks into remote working hubs would reinvigorate towns and villages and make them more attractive places to raise a family according to Fine Gael’s Colm Markey. He was speaking as the Cabinet prepares to sign off on plans to give workers a legal right to request remote working from their employer. The Midlands-North-West...
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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...
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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. Recorded live in the European Parliament via Zoom Webinar on 9th November 2021. Programme Colm Markey MEP – Welcome & Introduction Michael O’Leary (CEO of Ryanair) – Click here for PowerPoint slides Dr Stephen Dooley...
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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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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. Such a seismic change poses threats to communities across the EU but it...
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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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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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