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Sinn Féin MEPs to meet EU Transport Commissioner in bid to prevent future Irish Ferries style disputes

13 December, 2005

Sinn Féin National Chairperson Mary Lou McDonald MEP and Bairbre de Brún MEP will meet with the European Commissioner for Transport Jacques Barrot this afternoon to discuss the Irish Ferries dispute and wider maritime issues.

Ms McDonald will hold the meeting at the European Parliament in Strasbourg
at 4.30pm (5.30pm Strasbourg time).

Speaking before the meeting Ms McDonald said that she would be 'pressing
Commissioner Barrot for the EU to introduce a Ferries Directive to deal
with ferries operating in European waters under flags of convenience'.

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