• Newly-elected MEP Maria Walsh is attending her first plenary session in Strasbourg this week.

    The Shrule native was elected to the European Parliament in May, alongside sitting MEPs Mairead McGuinness, Luke Ming Flanagan and Matt Carthy, to represent the 13 counties in the Midlands-Northwest constituency.

    Speaking to Midwest News, the FG MEP said yesterday was a special day as she took up her seat Strasbourg, while voting is underway today to elect a new President of the European Parliament....