MEP Midlands North West

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Business & Trade
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 urged colleagues in the European Parliament to reject proposals to effectively ban the transport of calves, saying it will lead to serious animal welfare issues on farms in Ireland and across the EU. The measures were put forward by the Greens and will be voted on in the European...
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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey is calling for a three-to-four year strategy to re-establish the potato industry in Ireland. He made the call as efforts continue at EU level to find a temporary solution to allow the movement of seed potatoes from the UK back into Ireland. Markey, a member of the European Parliament’s Committee...
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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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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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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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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has described moves by some countries to alter the calculation method for allocating the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve as an attempted ‘cash grab’ which goes against the spirit of EU solidarity. He made the comments at the European Parliament Committee on Fisheries (PECH) today (Monday) where members discussed a...
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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has said that Ireland needs to change the conversation around post second-level education and promote alternative paths. He was speaking as the Government prepares to launch its new Apprenticeship Action Plan later this month. It comes as the CAO system faces a revamp to incorporate apprenticeships and traineeships for the...
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Brexit is a major challenge for businesses and for communities
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Small and medium-sized enterprises are the backbone of our economy and the main driver of employment outside of the major urban areas.
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MEP for the Midlands North-West, Colm Markey, has called for an end to the punitive tariffs placed on the European agri-food sector by the United States.
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Midlands North-West MEP, Colm Markey, has welcomed movement from the UK negotiators on fishing and is calling on both parties to make every effort to get a deal over the line.
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Midlands North-West MEP, Colm Markey, has warned of the risks of different standards emerging between Britain and the EU, particularly along the border counties.
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Incoming Fine Gael MEP for Midlands North-West, Colm Markey, has called on businesses to step up their preparations for Brexit regardless of the outcome of the future relationship negotiations. Mr. Markey’s comments come as talks between the EU and the UK reach their final stages
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