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  • Clune vows to fight red tape for SMEs at European level

    16 September, 2014

    Deirdre Clune MEP, a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Small and Medium Enterprises, has called on the European Commission to honour its promise to be "big on the big things but little on the little things".

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  • Deirdre Clune writes exclusively for the Evening Echo

    04 September, 2014

    ´Cork Airport can act as an engine for growth´ Having an airport minutes from the city centre is a resource that many European cities would be envious of. In Cork airport, we have an enormous resource that, if maximised, can be used to drive investment

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  • We need a new focus on Cork airport - Clune

    01 September, 2014

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has called for a renewed focus on Cork airport. An expanding airport in Cork with links to important cities such as Brussels is critical for the future.

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  • Getting our young people back to work has to be our priority - Clune

    15 July, 2014

    Deirdre Clune MEP has called on the European Commission to prioritise the issue of Youth Unemployment which stands at 22.5% on average across Europe and up to 50% in some EU countries.

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  • 60,000 jobs can be created by 2020 by developing tourism – Clune

    15 May, 2014

    The tourism sector has the potential to create 60,000 jobs by 2020 if we continue to invest and focus on what Ireland has to offer.

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  • Clune calls on Gardaí to implement comprehensive domestic abuse policy

    14 May, 2014

    Fine Gael Ireland South European Candidate, Deirdre Clune, has said that it should be a priority of the new Garda Commissioner, when appointed, to tackle domestic violence in Ireland.

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  • Clune to push for standard regulation for insurers across the EU after Setanta debacle

    13 May, 2014

    Fine Gael Ireland South European Candidate, Deirdre Clune, has said she will raise the issue of the regulatory environment for the insurance industry with the European Commission if elected as MEP.

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  • An attack on candidates is an attack on democracy – Clune

    12 May, 2014

    Fine Gael MEP Candidate for Ireland South, Deirdre Clune, has expressed her disgust at the attack on a Fine Gael Councillor who was canvassing on Friday in Clonakilty. Senator Clune said that such attacks have no place in our democracy.

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  • Women occupy key positions in justice area following appointment of Frances Fitzgerald - Clune

    08 May, 2014

    Fine Gael Ireland South European Candidate, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed the appointment of Minister Frances Fitzgerald as Minister for Justice and highlighted that with her appointment, women occupy the key posts in the areas of justice and law and order.

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  • 65% of people surveyed couldn’t name a single MEP

    07 May, 2014

    Fine Gael Ireland South European Candidate, Deirdre Clune, has highlighted the need to make the European Parliament more relevant to ordinary people and to raise awareness of decisions made in the European Parliament affect people’s daily lives.

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