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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)

“Fiscal rules must be suspended indefinitely and radically reformed” – Chris MacManus MEP23 February, 2021

MacManus calls for EU clarification on reported loss to Irish Fishing Quota22 February, 2021

“Our island must be protected from Back Door Brazilian Beef” – Chris MacManus MEP19 February, 2021

MacManus warns of “Strings attached” as Ireland receives less than 0.3% of €312Bn EU Recovery Fund11 February, 2021

MacManus holds Commission to task on Article 16 behaviour10 February, 2021

MacManus’ amendment on ECB Chief Economist’s private calls with investors wins support of European Parliament10 February, 2021

Leo Varadkar's Minimum Wage letter to EU "a cynical attempt to delay progressive legislation" - Louise O'Reilly TD and Chris MacManus MEP8 February, 2021

“CAP unfairness is destroying the family farm model” – Chris MacManus MEP reveals new data1 February, 2021

MacManus calls for full transparency on EU vaccine contracts27 January, 2021

“Donohoe silence on EU Fiscal Rules shows lack of Leadership” – Chris MacManus MEP25 January, 2021

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