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Leader of Fianna Fail Micheal Martin pictured with MEP Brian Crowley at the party’s Ard Fheis in Killarney in 2014

The Irish Examiner yesterday revealed that Cork MEP Brian Crowley will be entitled to severance payments of more than €350,000 over the next two years and a pension pot of €1.4m

Mr Crowley, who was not able to attend any parliament sessions since the last elections in 2014 due to illness, will be entitled to a pension lump sum worth 1.5 times a politician’s salary.

Bebe writes:

This is appalling – Brian Crowley has not been in a position to attend the EU parliament since 2014 and it’s likely his hospitalisation over three and half years or so saw two thirds of the bill paid for – and like others he most likely had his private health premium paid for him.

Most people with a disability will explain how the dye is cast against them – I’m sick of such attitudes and arrogance  that causes him to hold his seat – take the salary – while not in a position to attend.

So many are in worse situations than Crowley don’t even have the basic standards of needs met in this ever restricting economy – some have no home.

MEP Brian Crowley to get €350k payout and €1.4m pension (Elaine Loughlin, Irish Examiner)


1a114a33b43cf4dbd1fbf20c3e51659f[Angel Dzhamazki]


“A very dangerous trend in the destruction of the value system grows in Europe. A beard lady became a symbol of the Old continent…This bearded creature, called with the European name Conchita Wurst is like genetically modified organism and won the Eurovision. And I wonder, if the vice of our time is that we tolerate the perversity. I don’t want such a song contest for my children….”

Angel Dzhamazki, Bulgarian MEP from the newly-formed Bulgaria without Censorship party.

Kate writes:

“An interesting interview with one of Fianna Fail Ireland South MEP Brian Crowley’s new bedfellows in the ECR {European Conservatives and Reformist Group] …”

Interview with Angel Dzhambazki MEP (Oneeu)

Previously: Nothing In Common


[Ireland South MEP Brian Crowley with Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin at this year’s FF Ard Fheis]

Fianna Fáil’s Cheif Whip Seán Ó Fearghaíl has said his party is “reeling and indeed bewildered” by Brian Crowley’s decision to leave the liberal group in the European Parliament and join the grouping that includes British Conservatives and parties described as far right .
Mr Ó Fearghaíl told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland the parliamentary party will consider this “extraordinary development” and it will decide how to deal with Mr Crowley’s decision.
Mr Crowley was elected as a Fianna Fáil MEP running under the ALDE banner six weeks ago and he has now made a “unilateral” decision to transfer to a grouping in Europe with which Fianna Fáil has “absolutely nothing in common”, Mr Ó Fearghaíl said.

Fianna Fáil ‘reeling’ and ‘bewildered’ over Crowley’s move (RTE)

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)