SF's McDonald shortlisted for MEP of year award



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I think she has done a very good job.
 

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I am glad to hear this. Mary Lou is a good left wing representative in the European Parliament.

Correction, the ONLY left wing representative.
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What exactly has she done? Doesn't seem to spend much time in Europe and the article doesn't give any specific achievements.
 

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Ard-Taoiseach said:
pluralist said:
I think she has done a very good job.
Then how come we haven't heard of her work in Europe?
Because our media are more interested in the latest Big Brother episode.
 

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Re: Factuals dream comes true.

Kf said:
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/mhcwgbidgbey/
"SF's McDonald shortlisted for MEP of year award"

The only Irish MEP for whom this has been the case.

Mary Lou has in fact been very active in Europe if you check out her page at the European parliament you can find out more.

And that's something she hasn't got a lot of credit for at home. WHich is why I am pleased because I think she deserves this.
 

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factual said:
Kf said:
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/mhcwgbidgbey/
"SF's McDonald shortlisted for MEP of year award"

The only Irish MEP for whom this has been the case.

Mary Lou has been very active in Europe and that's something she hasn't at home got a lot of credit for. I am pleased because I think she deserves this.
I try to keep up on these things rather than big brother and I don't know her achievements. So what exactly has she done?
 

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pluralist said:
Ard-Taoiseach said:
pluralist said:
I think she has done a very good job.
Then how come we haven't heard of her work in Europe?
Because our media are more interested in the latest Big Brother episode.
OK, that's not true because this year there was nothing about BB, even in silly season August.

But on topic, give me three examples which confirm that she's done "a very good job".
 

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Re: Factuals dream comes true.

baldur0300 said:
factual said:
Kf said:
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/mhcwgbidgbey/
"SF's McDonald shortlisted for MEP of year award"

The only Irish MEP for whom this has been the case.

Mary Lou has been very active in Europe and that's something she hasn't at home got a lot of credit for. I am pleased because I think she deserves this.
I try to keep up on these things rather than big brother and I don't know her achievements. So what exactly has she done?

As it says in teh news article she was noted for her work in the employment category, workers rights protection.
A list of her speeches:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sidesSearch/search.do?type=CRE&language=EN&term=6&author=28111#

List of her questions:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sidesSearch/search.do?type=QP&language=EN&term=6&author=28111
 

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I am pleased about this.

A Euro MEP can often get away with doing very little - because their activities are not heavily reported.

Its therefore good when a hardworking MEP gets the credit they deserve. And at the same time Mary Lou has been starting a young family too.
 

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Re: Factuals dream comes true.

factual said:
baldur0300 said:
factual said:
Kf said:
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/mhcwgbidgbey/
"SF's McDonald shortlisted for MEP of year award"

The only Irish MEP for whom this has been the case.

Mary Lou has been very active in Europe and that's something she hasn't at home got a lot of credit for. I am pleased because I think she deserves this.
I try to keep up on these things rather than big brother and I don't know her achievements. So what exactly has she done?

As it says in teh news article she was noted for her work in the employment category, workers rights protection.
A list of her speeches:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sidesSearch/search.do?type=CRE&language=EN&term=6&author=28111#

List of her questions:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sidesSearch/search.do?type=QP&language=EN&term=6&author=28111
Reading my other posts I was being a bit obnoxious so I apologise. I shouldn't play into clichéd Irish begrudgery. Well done Mary Lou, I'm sure she deserves it.
 

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oh so she is alive then i wonder will she get one last photo beside adams for old time sake?
 

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If the European Parliament think she's worthy of an award, then fair play to her. Can't say I myself see what's the attraction but well done Mary Lou, perhaps she should be grateful that Dublin Central rejected her so she could be shortlisted for this accolade.
 

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Re: Factuals dream comes true.

baldur0300 said:
factual said:
baldur0300 said:
factual said:
Kf said:
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/mhcwgbidgbey/
"SF's McDonald shortlisted for MEP of year award"

The only Irish MEP for whom this has been the case.

Mary Lou has been very active in Europe and that's something she hasn't at home got a lot of credit for. I am pleased because I think she deserves this.
I try to keep up on these things rather than big brother and I don't know her achievements. So what exactly has she done?

As it says in teh news article she was noted for her work in the employment category, workers rights protection.
A list of her speeches:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sidesSearch/search.do?type=CRE&language=EN&term=6&author=28111#

List of her questions:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sidesSearch/search.do?type=QP&language=EN&term=6&author=28111
Reading my other posts I was being a bit obnoxious so I apologise. I shouldn't play into clichéd Irish begrudgery. Well done Mary Lou, I'm sure she deserves it.
Apprecaited - that is good of you. Remember she has only been shortlisted for one category so don't get carried away - but I hope she wins it.
 

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Ard-Taoiseach said:
If the European Parliament think she's worthy of an award, then fair play to her. Can't say I myself see what's the attraction but well done Mary Lou, perhaps she should be grateful that Dublin Central rejected her so she could be shortlisted for this accolade.

They are not going to award her the award for nothing? So agree fair play to her. Considering how little many MEPs do, its good to have one who has made a positive impression.

This all the moreso given that Sinn Féin is actually fairly sceptical on many EU integration issues.
 

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factual said:
Ard-Taoiseach said:
If the European Parliament think she's worthy of an award, then fair play to her. Can't say I myself see what's the attraction but well done Mary Lou, perhaps she should be grateful that Dublin Central rejected her so she could be shortlisted for this accolade.

They are not going to award her the award for nothing? So agree fair play to her. Considering how little many MEPs do, its good to have one who has made a positive impression.

This all the moreso given that Sinn Féin is actually fairly sceptical on many EU integration issues.
Very good points, factual, it is an amazing achievement for MLMcD and Sinn Féin in general, perhaps you could publicise it to drum up good PR.

*flash of pedantry* where's the ' in Factual's, it is the possessive case.
 

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Some tough competition she's facing there, but best of luck to her anyhow
 

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Great job Mary-Lou

I do not support SF but I do think everyone is too hard on her.

Obviously she has impressed her peers which is the best recommendation you can get.

I say we should all be proud of her no matter what our political persuasions.

Hurrah for Mary Lou
 
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I should start a thread called: How big is factuals ego now?.
 


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