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COVID-19 vaccine cert to boost tourism – Deirdre Clune MEP

Deirdre Clune MEP has backed today’s European Commission proposal for a COVID-19 vaccine certificate (Digital Green Certificate) as a positive boost for tourism, preparing the way for safer and easier freedom of movement in Europe.

European Parliament joins calls for Volkswagen consumers to be compensated- Clune

Fine Gael Ireland South MEP and member of the European Parliament's Commission of Inquiry into the Volkswagen Emissions scandal, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed the Committee’s final report on the use of defeat devices which was adopted in the European Parliament, Strasbourg. The report called for compensation for European consumers, as well as highlighting the ways in which car testing and the supervisory process must be improved to prevent the use of defeat devices in the future.

67 million unregistered firearms in the EU – Clune

Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has expressed her shock at estimates from the European Parliament research service showing that there may be as many as 67 million unregistered firearms in the EU.

Clune concerned that €16 airline surcharge will increase airfares and inconvenience consumers when booking flights

Ireland South Fine Gael MEP and member of the EU Tourism Taskforce, Deirdre Clune has expressed her concern on the impact on air travellers of a €16 surcharge on all Lufthansa flights purchased outside of their own website. The move will affect tickets bought for Lufthansa itself as well as other airlines in their control such as Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss airlines.