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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 (431)

“Politically motivated HDP trial puts Turkish democracy in jeopardy” – MacManus & Brady13 March, 2023

MEP MacManus raises Irish government failure to tackle energy companies windfall profits with EU Commission8 March, 2023

Public Meeting hears frustration at Government failure to protect family farmers – Chris MacManus MEP8 March, 2023

MEP MacManus Raises Gort Biogas Plant In European Parliament2 March, 2023

“The last hundred years were dominated by partition and conservatism. Let us strive to make the next hundred years about unity and progress.” – Chris MacManus MEP28 February, 2023

“Industrial farm model threatens to kill off Irish family farms” – MacManus visits Cavan Beef Farmers24 February, 2023

Ballinasloe Public Meeting hears frustration at Government failure to tackle Regional Imbalance – Chris MacManus MEP24 February, 2023

Sinn Féin to host ‘Protecting Irish Family Farmers’ Public Meeting in Cootehill on March 6th24 February, 2023

EU Agri-committee need to see how Brexit has affected Agri-Food industry in region”– MEP MacManus requests EU visit to border counties22 February, 2023

“State must do more for organic agri-food industries” - MacManus and Carthy commend Irish Organic Mills & Ballybay Food Hub22 February, 2023

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