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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 (437)

MacManus calls for strong action to be taken by Europe to protect Ireland’s Mackerel Quota1 July, 2021

‘Euro Parl must approve CAP deal, but Irish Government must improve it at national level’ – Chris MacManus MEP25 June, 2021

MacManus welcomes EU support for ‘Peace Plus’24 June, 2021

Sinn Féin call for full details of tax reforms plans made under EU Recovery Fund plan23 June, 2021

MacManus Welcomes Report Showing Strong Business Case For Western Rail Corridor23 June, 2021

“Today’s pardon of Catalan prisoners is only the first step” – Chris MacManus MEP22 June, 2021

MacManus welcomes resumption of flights from Knock Airport18 June, 2021

“EU must listen to people and show appetite for real change” – Chris MacManus MEP18 June, 2021

MacManus brings MICA Scandal to the attention of European Commission5 June, 2021

“Government must provide ‘Rural Resettlement Incentives’ as remote working becomes the norm” – Chris MacManus MEP4 June, 2021

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