Socialist Party MEP for Dublin Joe Higgins stormed out of a meeting this morning that was planned for Irish MEPs according the Guardian Irish Liveblog. Higgins was told the meeting was private and the details of the briefing should remain secret.
Do our elected representatives in Brussels and Strasbourg have a responsibility to tell their voters what's going on?10.10am: An Irish member of the European parliament has just stormed out of a "closed door" meeting of Irish MEPs in Brussels after the EU's commissioner for monetary affairs, Olli Rehn (left), told him the content of the meeting was to remain secret. He walked out after two minutes.
"What he said was: 'I could give the party line or share the real info,'" said Socialist MEP Joe Higgins, adding that Rehn spoke with a forked tongue - one for the media and one for MEPs.
The Irish MEPs had been invited to a meeting with Rehn following growing unease about the political unrest in Ireland.