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‘Bloody’ disgrace Irish MEPs abstained on bullfighting

It’s a ‘bloody’ disgrace that four Irish MEPs refused to support a motion to end annual EU subsidies to the cruel bullfighting industry. 

Fine Gael’s Deirdre Clune, Brian Hayes, Sean Kelly and Mairead McGuinness abstained in the European Parliament vote.

While 323 parliamentarians (including 20 Spanish MEPs and all the other Irish MEPs present) voted in favour, these four, and 54 others, abstained, ensuring that despite majority support for the motion, it failed to secure a qualified majority and was thus rejected.

The struggling European taxpayers will continue to pay €130m to prop up barbarism.

Philip Kiernan

Irish Council Against Blood Sports

PO Box 88,


Co Westmeath


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