Phil Prendergast MEP urges Minister Hogan to reconsider position on Leader funding

Phil Prendergast MEP for Ireland South and candidate in the upcoming European Elections has called on Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan to halt plans that will see Leader funding money being administered by local government. The move will see the administration of the funds taken out of the hands of local […]

Better Protection For Home Buyers Under New EU Mortgage Rules

Speaking from Strasbourg yesterday, after the European Parliament gave its final backing to a law setting EU-wide standards on mortgages, Labour MEP for Ireland South, Phil Prendergast, said:   “This new legislation covering mortgages on residential property means that home buyers who take out a loan will be better protected under common, EU-wide standards.   […]

Prendergast Wants EU Scientific Body To Investigate Poisoned Cattle On Kilkenny Farm

Labour MEP for Munster and member of the European Parliament Petitions Committee, Phil Prendergast, has today proposed a solution to the long-running dispute between Kilkenny farmer Dan Brennan and Cement Roadstone Holdings (CRH), the owners of Ormonde Brick.   Mr Brennan had brought a petition to the Petitions Committee alleging the stunted growth of his […]

€5.4m EGF application for Talk Talk workers Is only a start – Prendergast

The Government’s application to the European Globalisation Fund (EGF) to help Talk Talk workers made redundant late last year is a welcome first step, according to Ireland South MEP Phil Prendergast. “I’m delighted to see the Minister for Training and Skills Ciarán Cannon has acted quickly to get this application in to the European Commission. […]

Statement by Phil Prendergast MEP

Labour Party MEP for Ireland South 17th June 2011 It’s time to grant fathers paternity leave Labour MEP Phil Prendergast is urging the Government to grant two weeks paid paternity leave to fathers. Ms Prendergast is also urging the Council of Ministers to agree minimum levels of maternity and paternity leave across the European Union. […]