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  • Sale of Aer Lingus should only be considered if Heathrow slots are protected - Clune

    26 January, 2015

    Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South and Member of the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, Deirdre Clune, has said that the sale of Aer Lingus should only be considered if the Heathrow slots to Cork, Dublin and Shannon are protected.

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  • European Directive has the potential to hurt small scale tourism in Ireland - Clune

    13 January, 2015

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has vowed to fight to change the Package Travel Directive that is due to come back before the European Parliament shortly.

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  • Poor road maintenance is costing lives and hindering business - Clune

    08 January, 2015

    A new EU report* on road surfaces shows that Ireland drastically reduced our road maintenance budget between 2008 and 2011 due to the economic crisis.

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  • Climate change is as much an opportunity as it is a challenge

    05 January, 2015

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has been appointed by the European Peoples Party to negotiate on the Commissions new employment initiative that aims to create jobs from the Green economy in Europe.

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  • 10 Infographics that explain the EU Parliament.... we hope

    11 December, 2014

    Infographs and GIFs seem to be good at getting the point across. We have put them to the test by using them to try to explain the most confusing thing of all, the EU.

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  • Emergency service response time would be cut by 50% in rural areas - Clune

    09 December, 2014

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune, a member of the European Transport committee, has welcomed a political agreement between the European Parliament and EU member states on mandatory installation of ‘eCall’ in European cars.

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  • Fewer than 5% of people are claiming their entitlements - Clune

    01 December, 2014

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune, a member of the Transport Committee of the European Parliament has called on European Airlines to pay up when it comes to passengers who are delayed, overbooked or had their flights cancelled.

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  • Car clocking is endangering lives on our roads - Clune

    11 November, 2014

    Ireland South MEP and member of the Transport committee, Deirdre Clune has met with several motoring organisations across Europe who have grave concerns about the increasing impact of Car Clocking on road safety.

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  • Clune welcomes Central Bank U-Turn and calls for Stress Tests, not deposits

    10 November, 2014

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has welcomed comments by the Governor of the Central Bank, Patrick Honohan, that he may consider a relaxation of the imposition of a 20% deposit rule on new mortgage applicants

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  • Creating well educated graduates with proper problem solving capabilities – Clune

    20 October, 2014

    Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune has called for immediate action on the skills shortage that is leading to a scenario where up to 4,500 jobs remain vacant in ICT related companies

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