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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 (344)

MacManus Questions Fianna Fáil’s Split Stance on Mercosur7 October, 2020

State Aid suspension must be extended and government must use it – Chris MacManus MEP6 October, 2020

Chris MacManus MEP welcomes general election in Palestine5 October, 2020

“McGuinness won’t challenge status quo in these extraordinary times” - MacManus2 October, 2020

MacManus welcomes Commission’s firm stance on Boris Brexit Behaviour1 October, 2020

MacManus makes special Regional Aid recommendations to Commission on behalf of Ireland30 September, 2020

MacManus backs French call for reform of Fiscal Rules24 September, 2020

MacManus raises Mercosur concerns with Minister McConalogue23 September, 2020

“Connacht/Ulster EU Fund should not be decided in Dublin” - Chris MacManus MEP22 September, 2020

“Regional Aid in jeopardy” - Chris MacManus MEP urges engagement in review process21 September, 2020

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