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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)

“Ireland must follow Scottish lead and end Period Poverty now” – Chris MacManus MEP26 November, 2020

MacManus welcomes Irish whiskey brand protection25 November, 2020

“EU vote on homelessness must result in real action” - MacManus25 November, 2020

“EU using Covid to reverse crucial financial rules” – Chris MacManus MEP24 November, 2020

MacManus Welcomes Paper on Economic Benefits of Unity20 November, 2020

Concern over direct debit payment as Brexit looms – Chris MacManus MEP20 November, 2020

MacManus demands BEAM scheme participants get the support they need17 November, 2020

Derrybrien Windfarm Financial Scandal Must Be Addressed Urgently – MacManus & O’Hara16 November, 2020

“EU VAT No. for northern businesses an important step” - MacManus welcomes progress on Irish Protocol12 November, 2020

MacManus calls out Fianna Fáil & Fine Gael pro-Vultures vote11 November, 2020

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