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Chris MacManus MEP


Chris MacManus MEP

Phone: 0871022726

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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 (253)

“Bright Horizon for SMEs under new EU Programme” – Chris MacManus MEP29 April, 2021

“Digital Certificate for International Travel not a perfect solution, but edges us towards normality” – MacManus29 April, 2021

“Belfast-Brussels direct dialogue can help reduce tensions” – Chris MacManus MEP27 April, 2021

“EU Vote on Direct Dialogue with Northern Assembly is welcome” – Chris MacManus MEP26 April, 2021

“Smaller farmers and younger farmers are being priced out of their future” – Chris MacManus MEP22 April, 2021

“Northwest & Border Region access to Regional Aid must be protected” – Chris MacManus MEP20 April, 2021

“Lack of competition extremely concerning” - MacManus to raise Irish banking sector at EU level following KBC withdrawal16 April, 2021

“Digital Euro could be with us in 5 years” - MacManus16 April, 2021

MacManus seeks additional supports for Regional Airports14 April, 2021

“Consumer Protection must be central to EU crypto-regulations” – Chris MacManus MEP14 April, 2021

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