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  • New Garda figures show that road safety message not sinking in! - Clune

    02 February, 2016

    As Garda figures show that over 800 people per month on average getting caught for not wearing a seatbelt, Clune backs calls by ETSC to tackle serious road injuries by adopting new EU targets.

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  • We can fight diseases like cancer and create more jobs outside Dublin – Clune

    12 January, 2016

    Four out of ten people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetimes but innovations right here in Ireland are not only creating high end jobs but are helping to develop new treatments in the fight against diseases like cancer.

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  • Bought your Christmas present online and having problems with it? - Well you have rights!

    04 January, 2016

    As Irish consumers spend 6bn on online sales, Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune reminds them that there are strong EU laws in place to protect consumers who are buying online.

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  • Clune calls for immediate action on clocked cars

    04 January, 2016

    Figures presented to me in the European Parliament show that second hand cars imported to Ireland from the UK are twice as likely as a second hand Irish car to have been clocked.

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  • Clune welcomes €27.4m Payments for the Dairy and Pig Sectors

    10 December, 2015

    Minister Coveney confirms flat rate payment for each of the 18,000 dairy farmers of €1,350 with a top up payment for younger farmers.

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  • Planes not taking direct routes is costing the EU €5 billion euro annually - Clune

    08 December, 2015

    Fine Gael Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has backed calls from the EU Commission to end the practice whereby planes flying over EU airspace are flying 49 km longer than they would be if they took a direct route

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  • Clune calls for EU wide clampdown on clocked cars

    02 December, 2015

    Mileage fraud is undermining confidence in our second hand car market and consumers need more protection from cars that have been tampered with

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  • Clune says it is vital we have Irish producers represented on EU trade delegations to Mexico and Columbia

    30 November, 2015

    Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed the announcement by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan that he will be leading trade missions to both Mexico and Colombia in February of 2016.

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  • As European Parliament prepares to debate violence against women Clune calls for increased training for judges and Gardaí

    24 November, 2015

    Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune called for special training for judges and Gardaí on domestic violence. Speaking in a debate in the EU Parliament, MEP Clune said that too many incidents of domestic violence in Ireland are going unreported...

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  • Give police access to our flight, train and ferry details now – Clune

    19 November, 2015

    Europe needs concrete and measured action - not rhetoric - and allowing police access to passenger's data will help to improve security and identify all individuals who cross the EU's external borders.

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