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The European Parliament has today voted in favour of a major trade deal between the EU and Canada. Those in favour of CETA say it will boost EU economies and provide much needed trading opportunities with Canada. Critics of the deal say it’s bad for workers, the environment and the…

There are fears the UK Government is failing to acknowledge the complexities of its existing relationship with the EU. North West MEPs have been reacting to Theresa May’s 12 point Brexit plan yesterday. Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuiness says leaving the single market and uncertainty about the customs union will…

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has confirmed that she is running for the Presidency of the European Parliament. The Midlands North-West MEP, who is currently a vice-president of the Parliament, is a member of the powerful European People’s Party Group, the EPP, in the Parliament. Members of the EPP…

Border controls between the north and south of Ireland would be inevitable should the UK leave the EU. That’s the view of the Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness. This week in the European Parliament Fine Gael’s four MEPs exchanged views with British MEPs from both sides of the in-out debate…