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A Midlands/North West MEP has criticised the government’s reopening plan saying it’s unfair to certain sectors. Restrictions are to be eased for nightclubs, however, Maria Walsh feels the same does not apply to cultural venues. According to a resolution passed today in the European Parliament, the cultural and creative sector…

Fishermen from Donegal will be waiting to see the outcome of an EU vote that could pave the way for a new fund that will benefit European Fishermen.   MEPs are expected to give the go-ahead to six billion euro fund. The vote in Strasbourg is taking place this lunchtime…

Midlands-North-West MEP Maria Walsh is calling for an EU-wide ban on gay conversion therapy. She was speaking during a debate on the first LGBTI equality strategy in the European Parliament. The Irish government has promised to ban conversion therapy during its term. Maria Walsh wants the entire EU to do…

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…

A midlands North West MEP says more needs to be done for the fishing communities in Donegal. Marie Walsh visited a number of locations in Donegal this week including Killybegs, Ballyshannon and Ireland’s first offshore shared digital workspace on Arranmore. She believes there is a big concern over post brexit…

Former TD and MEP, Marian Harkin, has ended speculation that she is considering standing for Fine Gael in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency at the next General Election. In a message on twitter last night, Ms Harkin said that in response to such speculation, while she has full respect for those engaged…