MEP Midlands North West

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Community
Fine Gael’s Colm Markey has said that investing in Irish ports can help reduce emissions, foster job creation, and drive down electricity costs for consumers. The Midlands-North-West MEP added that billions could be generated for the Irish economy through the development of offshore wind facilities. MEP Markey has welcomed the European Parliament’s call on Wednesday...
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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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Irish students will be able to benefit from discounts and special deals across the EU once a new European Student Card is rolled out, according to Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey. The e-card is a key initiative of the European Education Area, which aims to remove barriers to learning and improve access to quality education...
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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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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 called on the Government to introduce a new bank holiday later this year to thank volunteers for their tireless efforts during the COVID-10 pandemic. The proposal comes during National Volunteering Week and coincides with a vote in the European Parliament to approve a new EU volunteering programme for young...
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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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The recent unrest in the US and Brexit in the UK has shown us what damage can be done by politics based on division political self-interest.
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The events of the past year have underlined the enormous role played in Ireland by volunteers and by community organisations.
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Midlands Northwest MEP, Colm Markey has warned that the civil unrest and undermining of democracy seen in the US in recent days and weeks could happen anywhere in Europe, even here in Ireland.
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