News & Statements
New survey shows 80% of Irish see the EU as a “good thing”- Clune
Same poll also showed that 55% of UK Citizens see EU membership as a good thing prompting Clune to ask whether the poll could be used as a basis for a new referendum on Brexit
Clune welcomes 13% reduction in Irish road deaths
Garda figures show that road deaths are down since 2016- but we still have a long way to go
Stream like home anywhere in the EU- Clune welcomes new Netflix rules
European Parliament gives its final approval to new rules around paying streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify, guaranteeing access to your domestic subscription in all EU member states
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.
Whether Britain stays or leaves David Cameron’s demands will have to be addressed – Clune
Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has said that whether Britain decides to stay or leave the EU, David Cameron’s reform demands will have to be addressed
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.
Clune says migration deal with Turkey is essential part of limiting the influx of illegal migrants to the EU
Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune has welcomed the implementation of a deal on migrants between the EU and Turkey. Speaking as the first boats of migrants were returned to Turkey this morning, the Ireland South MEP said that the message from Europe must be that we are only welcoming genuine refugees.
Outdated EU air traffic control system allows French controllers to threaten Irish tourism – Clune
Clune pushes for new air traffic control management at EU level as it is revealed that 9 air traffic control strike days led to the cancellation of over 3,000 flights in 2015
We shouldn’t have to sacrifice our privacy to become a member of the digital club – Clune
Fine Gael Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, has welcomed new EU rules voted upon this week in Strasbourg that will tighten how companies can use people's data.