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Views expressed here are the views of the national delegation and do not always reflect the views of the Group as a whole

Press releases

Traffic on multiple lane highway
24.05.2018 - 09:50

Road charges: fair charging for better roads

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee voted today to phase out Eurovignettes for heavy goods vehicles and vans and for interoperability of road tolling systems throughout...
Woman with cancer wearing scarf
27.04.2018 - 13:02

Campaign to protect terminally ill workers

Deirdre Clune MEP’s campaign to prevent the discrimination of terminally ill workers, such as cancer patients, and ensure that they can continue working should they wish to, has been adopted as...
Money Stacks on Bills
18.04.2018 - 13:13

Discharges 2016: call for faster and better spending

The European Parliament welcomes the decrease of errors in payments from the EU budget. The Report on the annual approval process of how EU taxpayers’ money is spent was adopted in plenary...
European Parliament Springtime
28.03.2018 - 17:47

Men's Sheds nominated for European Citizen's Prize

Irish EPP Group MEPs Seán Kelly, Mairead McGuinness, Brian Hayes and Deirdre Clune have jointly nominated the Irish Men's Sheds Association for the 2018 European Citizen's Prize. The...



Kneeling farmer in barn holding tray of eggs
01.10.2013 - 15:45

CAP reform entering final round

Following an agreement between the European Parliament's negotiators with representatives of the EU's Member States, which has received the green light by the Agriculture Committee on Monday...
The Irish Delegation of the EPP Group in the European Parliament: (l-r) Gay Mitchell MEP, Head of the Irish Delegation, Mairead McGuinness MEP, Seán Kelly MEP and Jim Higgins MEP, Quaestor of the European Parliament
14.01.2013 - 09:00

Priorities for Ireland's seventh EU Presidency

Ireland's Presidency of the European Council (January-June 2013) comes at a crucial time for the EU. While restoring economic growth and stability across the Union remains a clear priority,...
Farmer and businessman examining plant in field
04.09.2012 - 09:00

EPP Group hearing on future EU farm policy

Discussions over the future of Europe's Common Agricultural Policy after 2013 are entering a new round. This autumn will see the European Parliament's agriculture committee vote on the four...


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Highlights of the week


European Council conclusions

The Chairman will take the floor during the key debate on the conclusions of the last European Council meeting. On 29 April, the EU Heads of State...

Portability of online content services

MEPs will discuss the agreement with the Council regarding a Regulation on the cross-border portability of online content services in the internal...

Leaking VAT system must be fixed

The Report on the protection of the EU's financial interests (PIF Report) from the year 2015 will be voted on on Tuesday in plenary. Parliament...