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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 (145)

“Special EU Report confirms that Neoliberalism is failing poorest across Europe” – Chris MacManus MEP3 September, 2020

“Commission Conduct Rules leaves President with little choice now” - MacManus calls for Hogan removal26 August, 2020

MacManus raises concern over 2-hour travel restriction for Beef Farmers25 August, 2020

‘President Von Der Leyen must state whether Commission Conduct Rules have been violated’ – Chris MacManus MEP24 August, 2020

Government failing Farmers again - Chris MacManus MEP21 August, 2020

Commissioner Hogan must clarify attendance at Oireachtas Golf Society event – Chris MacManus MEP21 August, 2020

MacManus welcomes new blow to CETA agreement7 August, 2020

“Arts sector is criminally undervalued by government” – Chris MacManus MEP7 August, 2020

“Minister is letting down cross border workers” – Chris MacManus MEP30 July, 2020

EU agreement fails to deliver on key areas for Ireland - MacManus21 July, 2020

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