“Coronavirus is biggest financial crisis since 2008 crash” – Seán Kelly MEP warns

Seán Kelly MEP has warned that the Coronavirus poses the biggest financial threat to Europe and globally, since the 2008 crash. The Ireland South MEP made the comments in Brussels today, Tuesday, as the European Parliament debated emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus at a specially curtailed plenary sitting in […]

MEP Kelly Slams Trump Paris Withdrawal

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has criticised the United States’ move to withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, and has urged the need for stronger international cooperation on Climate Action as a result. Speaking from the European Parliament in Brussels, Mr Kelly said: “Regrettably, […]

Tech Giants Must Be Monitored Independently For Data Protection – Sean Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has cautioned that independent monitoring of tech giants will be necessary if further data breaches are to be avoided. “The Cambridge Analytica scandal should be a stark reminder of how important it is to have a robust data protection system in place,” said […]

MEPs urge Minister Flanagan to support end to biannual clock change – Seán Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Ireland’s only Member of the European Parliament Working Group on the bi-annual Clock Change has written to Minister Charlie Flanagan alongside his European Parliament colleague Pavel Svoboda MEP, Chair of the Parliamentary Working Group on Clock Change, to urge him to support their bid to keep Daylight Savings Time (summer time) […]

Laois and Offaly: Seán Kelly welcomes proposed constituency changes

Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has welcomed a report by the European Parliament Constituency Committee recommending that an additional two MEP seats for Ireland post-Brexit be distributed between the South and Dublin constituencies. It is also proposed that counties Laois and Offaly would join the South constituency. The […]

MEPs Back Mandatory Infrastructure For Electric Vehicles– Sean Kelly MEP

The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) has voted for mandatory electro mobility requirements in buildings as part of the ongoing review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Speaking after the vote on Wednesday, the Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly MEP, welcomed the provisions as “a vital […]