MEP Midlands North West

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Technology
Grant schemes for older people should be modified to include access to assistive technology according to Fine Gael’s Colm Markey. The Midlands-North-West MEP said that smart home devices can drastically improve everyday life for older people and allow them to live in their homes for longer. “Assistive technology can have a massive impact on older...
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Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey has said Ireland could play a leading EU role in cyber security following the Government’s move to boost defence spending. Recommendations from the report of the Commission on the Defence Forces included the creation of a Joint Cyber Defence Command with 100 additional specialist personnel. The Midlands-North-West MEP said cyber security should be...
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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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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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A recent report from Deloitte suggests that one third of workers will permanently work from home even after lockdown ends, with many others operating a hybrid model between home and office.
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