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The European Parliament will hold a special session in Brussels today to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. MEPs are to vote on three major issues to help ease the impact the coronavirus is having on all of us. In an unprecedented move, many MEPs will vote remotely as travel restrictions…

Calls have been made to the Taoiseach to use his veto rather than accept a proposed cut to the Common Agriculture Policy budget which is being proposed by EU officials. Reports into the cuts suggest that there could be over €2,000 taken from the €14,400 average CAP payment received by…

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation has expressed its concern ahead of the annual meeting of the Council of Fisheries Ministers. The Donegal based group claim that the industry is already in a state of heightened anxiety regarding Brexit and could now face further serious challenges and potential hardship particularly with the…

A major promotion of Sligo and all that it has to offer is being launched in Brussels this evening (Tue). Hosted by Midlands North West MEP Marian Harkin, it includes an exhibition on Sligo in the European Parliament building. About 40 people from Sligo are in Brussels for this evening’s…

Two members of the European Parliament from the North-West Midlands Constituency have contacted the EU Environment Commission in Brussels today over what they say is a ‘farcical situation’ involving the Lough Talt Water Supply Scheme in West Sligo. It follows a statement from Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice this morning claiming…

An EU Fisheries meeting is continuing in Brussels this evening. Sean O’Donoghue of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation is attending the meeting. He is calling for any potential cuts to fish stocks to be reversed. They are calling for any proposed cuts to certain key stocks need to be reversed or…