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Chris MacManus MEP

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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 (156)

“Fine Gael put vultures and banks before people once again” - Chris MacManus MEP26 March, 2021

“Crucial that MEPs back Sinn Féin’s rejection of vulture fund agenda” – Chris MacManus MEP24 March, 2021

“Ireland needs more Female Farm Managers” - Chris MacManus MEP19 March, 2021

“Ireland’s share of Brexit Fund must be defended” – Chris MacManus MEP18 March, 2021

MacManus encourages border county engagement in €1Billion fund consultation11 March, 2021

MacManus welcomes EU Parliament demand for corporate responsibility11 March, 2021

“EU must do more for the rights of persons with disabilities” – Chris MacManus MEP11 March, 2021

“EU has side-lined democratic values on Catalan vote” – Chris MacManus MEP9 March, 2021

“EU must increase Israeli pressure to ensure Palestine Vaccinations” – Chris MacManus MEP9 March, 2021

Sinn Féin brief MEPs on EU role in Irish Reunification8 March, 2021

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