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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 (171)

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

MacManus proposes tough regulation for crypto-assets2 June, 2021

Government authorisation of €750bn EU borrowing without any public or Dáil debate ‘a concern’ - Chris MacManus MEP28 May, 2021

Sinn Féin calls for Dáil vote on government’s submission to EU Recovery fund - Farrell, MacManus21 May, 2021

MacManus hails Left Group Success on TRIPS Waiver21 May, 2021

MacManus welcomes progress on Connacht/Ulster Technological University21 May, 2021

“New Mayo-Waterford route highlights need for Western Rail Corridor” – Chris MacManus MEP18 May, 2021

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