Chris MacManus

Technological change ‘could make starting an agricultural enterprise too costly’

Technological change ‘could make starting an agricultural enterprise too costly’

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus has raised concerns about how technological change could make starting an agricultural enterprise “too costly...

April 22, 2021

CAP talks entering ‘advanced stage’ – MacManus

CAP talks entering ‘advanced stage’ – MacManus

Sinn Fein MEP Chris MacManus, a member of the European Parliament’s negotiating team on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...

April 2, 2021

Ireland’s share of Brexit fund ‘must be defended’ – MEP

Ireland’s share of Brexit fund ‘must be defended’ – MEP

French attempts to “reduce Ireland’s share” of the EU Brexit Adjustment Fund must be resisted, Midlands North West MEP Chris...

March 20, 2021

CAP and RDP ‘must look at factors that create barriers to women becoming farm managers’

CAP and RDP ‘must look at factors that create barriers to women becoming farm managers’

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest Chris MacManus has expressed how more needs to be done to support women...

March 19, 2021

CAP payments ‘must be conditional on respect for labour rights’

CAP payments ‘must be conditional on respect for labour rights’

EU funds under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must only be given to farm enterprises that respect labour rights when...

March 2, 2021

‘This may be the last generation of family farmers’ – MacManus on new CAP data

‘This may be the last generation of family farmers’ – MacManus on new CAP data

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus believes “this may be the last generation of family farmers” due to increased land concentration....

February 1, 2021

MacManus: The latest on Mercosur from an MEP’s perspective

MacManus: The latest on Mercosur from an MEP’s perspective

The trade agreement struck between the EU and Mercosur has suffered a blow in recent months – but the threat...

January 3, 2021

MEP: EU proposals on non-performing loans ‘put banks and vultures before people’

MEP: EU proposals on non-performing loans ‘put banks and vultures before people’

Proposals on non-performing loans launched by Commissioner Mairéad McGuinness put the interests of banks and vulture funds before those of...

December 16, 2020

‘Ireland requires the lion’s share of the €5 billion Brexit fund’ – MacManus

‘Ireland requires the lion’s share of the €5 billion Brexit fund’ – MacManus

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus has welcomed the expression of solidarity from members of the European Parliament Agricultural Committee. MacManus...

December 9, 2020

Convergence and countering cuts: An MEP’s insight into the next CAP

Convergence and countering cuts: An MEP’s insight into the next CAP

Making sure that Irish farmers do not lose out in the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will be in the...

December 4, 2020

Derrybrien wind farm ‘financial scandal must be addressed urgently’ – Sinn Féin

Derrybrien wind farm ‘financial scandal must be addressed urgently’ – Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus and Galway East spokesperson Louis O’Hara have criticised the “ongoing financial scandal of taxpayers’ money...

November 19, 2020

MacManus ‘demands BEAM scheme participants get the support they need’

MacManus ‘demands BEAM scheme participants get the support they need’

MEP Chris MacManus said he “demands BEAM [Beef Exceptional Aid Measure] scheme participants get the support they need”. The Sinn...

November 17, 2020

Dairy Brexit ‘disaster’ can be ‘avoided with urgent action’ – MEP

Dairy Brexit ‘disaster’ can be ‘avoided with urgent action’ – MEP

Concern has been expressed by Irish MEP Chris MacManus at news emerging in recent days that the all-island economy will...

November 4, 2020

Mercosur concerns to fore in meeting between MEP and minister

Mercosur concerns to fore in meeting between MEP and minister

Serious concerns regarding the Mercosur trade agreement among many in the farming community was a key talking point between Sinn...

September 23, 2020

Irish agriculture at a ‘huge disadvantage’ post-Brexit – McGuinness

Irish agriculture at a ‘huge disadvantage’ post-Brexit – McGuinness

MEP Mairead McGuinness has said that agriculture in Ireland will be at a “huge disadvantage” post-Brexit, especially if there is...

July 28, 2020

Agri sector ‘must not be fall guy’ for emission policies – MEP

Agri sector ‘must not be fall guy’ for emission policies – MEP

The “real cost” of going after agriculture in an effort to quickly reduce greenhouse gas emissions would be huge, Sinn...

May 8, 2020