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Chris MacManus MEP

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Chris MacManus MEP

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Chris MacManus is Sinn Féin’s MEP for Midlands Northwest. Chris has been active in Republican politics for over 30 years, fifteen of those as an elected member of Sligo Borough Council, and subsequently representing the Sligo\Strandhill Constituency on Sligo County Council. A former chairperson of Sligo Sinn Féin and member of the party’s National Executive, Chris has represented Sinn Féin throughout Ireland and abroad.

Coming from a well-known Republican family, Chris is the son of Helen and Sean MacManus and graduated from IT Sligo as an Engineer. Having lost his brother, Joe, during the conflict, Chris recognises the importance of Peace & Reconciliation work and has for fifteen years worked alongside many cross-border and cross-community agencies as well as with Sligo groups impacted by social exclusion. He was appointed as Peace 3’s ‘Ambassador’ at the 2014 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

Involved in many national and local organisations and campaigns, Chris is recognised as a committed community worker. Active in Sligo’s ‘Together for Yes’ campaign, he organised the Yes Equality Campaign in County Sligo in 2015. He was one of the main spokespersons for the successful County Sligo Right2Water campaign and is also active with the Northwest Palestinian Solidarity Committee.

As a member of the European Parliament Chris is working to secure a fairer deal for family

farmers and rural communities, Protect the economies of border communities post-Brexit, attain funding for the Western Rail Corridor, Get EU Funding for infrastructural projects in Midlands Northwest and Create a forestry strategy that works for farmers, communities and the environment.

Phone: 0871022726

Email: [email protected]

Sligo Office: 16 Upper John St, Sligo

Statements (243)

“EU must do more to protect rights of LGBTIQ+ families” - Chris MacManus MEP14 September, 2021

MEP MacManus calls for 100% MICA redress at Donegal Demonstration13 September, 2021

MacManus supports CAP in AGRI committee vote9 September, 2021

MacManus Calls For Greater Promotion Of Midlands As Tourist Destination following Castlepollard meeting17 August, 2021

MacManus Calls On Irish Water To Release Ballivor Funding12 August, 2021

‘Meath must be better promoted as a Tourist Destination’ – MEP MacManus6 August, 2021

MacManus calls for Increased Youth Services Funding after visiting Attic Youth Centre in Longford5 August, 2021

“Safe reopening of arts sector must be a priority” -Chris MacManus MEP & Sorca Clarke TD visit Mullingar Arts Centre5 August, 2021

MacManus says Teagasc Farm Survey exposes worrying trends19 July, 2021

MacManus warns EU Agri-Commissioner that public services in rural areas must be protected16 July, 2021

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