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Chris MacManus MEP


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 (253)

Sinn Féin leadership to address MEPs on Irish Reunification Progress2 March, 2021

MacManus calls for practicality from British Government on animal product checks2 March, 2021

MacManus calls for no compromise on link between CAP payments and labour rights for agricultural workers1 March, 2021

“CSO stats highlight Governments’ neglect of Midlands Northwest” – Chris MacManus MEP26 February, 2021

“Minister Ryan must now turn his words into actions” - MacManus welcomes minister’s positivity on Western Rail Corridor project26 February, 2021

MacManus welcomes progress on Public Country by Country Reporting25 February, 2021

“Moneylenders’ sneaking on Social Media profiles is unethical, unscientific and unacceptable” – Chris MacManus MEP24 February, 2021

“Fiscal rules must be suspended indefinitely and radically reformed” – Chris MacManus MEP23 February, 2021

MacManus calls for EU clarification on reported loss to Irish Fishing Quota22 February, 2021

“Our island must be protected from Back Door Brazilian Beef” – Chris MacManus MEP19 February, 2021

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