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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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  • Irish SMEs need to plan for Brexit

    16 November, 2015

    The UK is our largest export market, with goods and services exports totaling €30bn in 2014 – 17% of total Irish exports

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  • European Globalisation Fund for Roche workers?

    13 November, 2015

    Clune calls on the Department of Education to investigate possible application under the European Globalisation Fund for Roche workers

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  • We need urgent action in Ireland to tackle speeding, in particular on our rural roads.

    09 November, 2015

    Clune says our rural roads are not designed for excessive speeds as an Irish Road Safety Authority report reveals that one in five Irish drivers see breaking 100km/h limit as acceptable

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  • Clune calls time on Irish banks overuse of personal guarantees

    06 November, 2015

    Clune says the Irish banks insistence on personal guarantees when lending to SMEs is detrimental to plans to encourage new start-ups and promote entrepreneurship and that it makes a mockery of the concept of a company's limited liability!

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  • Getting our young people back to work is the key to reviving rural Ireland - Clune

    04 November, 2015

    Youth Unemployment falls to 19.7% yesterday, November 3rd, but youth unemployment remains one of the EUs biggest failings according to Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune

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  • 250,000 children go missing every year in the EU - that's one every 2 minutes

    03 November, 2015

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has supported a budget amendment in the European Parliament that increases funding for missing children hotlines across Europe.

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  • EU Funds of €237 million are mobilised to support 20,000 European SMEs

    23 October, 2015

    The European Commission and the European Investment Fund have opened up access to finance for microenterprises, mobilising €237 million in loans to support 20,000 European SMEs.

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