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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 (185)

MacManus says Teagasc Farm Survey exposes worrying trends19 July, 2021

MacManus warns EU Agri-Commissioner that public services in rural areas must be protected16 July, 2021

Ireland 18 Months Overdue in Applying EU Money Laundering Rules – Chris MacManus MEP15 July, 2021

“A Digital Euro must bring benefits for workers and citizens” - Chris MacManus MEP14 July, 2021

Sinn Féin’s Chris MacManus critical of government post office cutbacks and closures13 July, 2021

Euro Parl accepts Fiscal Rules status quo when radical reform needed – Chris MacManus MEP9 July, 2021

“Billion-dollar Irish recovery fund is no place for secrecy” – Chris MacManus MEP7 July, 2021

MacManus welcomes Euro Parl discussion on Palestinian Annexation Motion1 July, 2021

MacManus calls for strong action to be taken by Europe to protect Ireland’s Mackerel Quota1 July, 2021

‘Euro Parl must approve CAP deal, but Irish Government must improve it at national level’ – Chris MacManus MEP25 June, 2021

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