Ireland

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

CETA
15.02.2017 - 11:37

CETA: More trade means more Irish jobs

The four Irish EPP Group MEPs (Fine Gael) Seán Kelly, Mairead McGuinness, Brian Hayes and Deirdre Clune, will vote in favour of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (...
photo of person holding a smartphone
01.02.2017 - 12:15

Final step to end roaming charges

Seán Kelly MEP has welcomed the conclusion of negotiations on Wholesale Price Caps – the final piece of legislation required to ensure that mobile roaming charges will end by June...
Sad girl with her fighting parents
27.01.2017 - 09:54

Early mediation to resolve cross-border custody cases

Early mediation is an effective, essential tool for resolving cross-border child custody disputes and can lessen the strain on children and on parents, Mairead McGuinness MEP and European Parliament...
European Parliament is Strasbourg
19.01.2017 - 12:38

Hayes elected Deputy Spokesperson on Economic Affairs

Brian Hayes MEP has been elected Deputy spokesperson for the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament on Economic Affairs for a two and a half year term, securing a significant...

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EU Code Week - EU Dojo event at the European Parliament
News
21.10.2016 - 15:00

Coding is an essential skill for youth

Coding is fast becoming an essential skill for the next generation, according to Seán Kelly MEP who hosted the fourth annual EU Dojo in the European Parliament during EU Code Week 2016...
A fair food chain for all
News
03.06.2016 - 12:31

Fair trade for farmers

In school yards and football fields we know what fair play means, but when it comes to business it’s not that easy anymore. How to tackle unfair trading practises (UTPs) is a burning question,...
Happy family with child and shopping bags in city
News
31.05.2016 - 14:48

A child's best interests must come first

A child's best interests should always come first in cross-border EU cases regarding custody, familial breakdown or other child welfare issues, according to EPP Group Members of the Committee on...
European Union
News
05.11.2015 - 15:15

EU Careers - useful links

The EU institutions employ some 50 000 men and women from across the 28 Member State countries. The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) organises 'open competitions' to select...

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Highlights of the week

Brexit

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...
Copyright

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...
Taxes

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...