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Parliamentary Activity

Published: Fri, 10 May 2013

You can view my parliamentary activity including votes, speeches, reports, opinions below!      

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Regional Development

Published: Fri, 19 April 2013

Europe’s regions face massive challenges but these are not insurmountable, I pledge that over my term I will fight for our regions and Ireland South in particular. EU Cohesion Policy has benefited the economic development of Ireland enormously in the past providing us with the means to help ourselves. With the continuing economic problems in […]

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Agriculture

Published: Fri, 19 April 2013

Agriculture is a key industry for Ireland South. The sector faces enormous challenges but with the right support from European and national levels the industry can halt its decline and become a thriving sector of our economy. Ireland, as one of the EU’s strongest agricultural regions, stands to benefit most from new opportunities in agriculture […]

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Research, Development and Innovation

Published: Fri, 19 April 2013

My lead committee in the European Parliament is the key Industry, Research and Energy Committee. This committee oversees spending of €80 billion in EU research and innovation funds. It is a key committee from both an Irish and a European perspective. The future of the European economy rests on our own ingenuity, creativity and how we […]

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Fisheries and Aquaculture

Published: Fri, 19 April 2013

Ireland has had a raw deal with fisheries policy. I am working hard with colleagues on the Fisheries Committee to ensure that the interests of Ireland’s fishermen, particularly small-scale fisheries are the basis of a sustainable fisheries policy that benefits coastal communities, fish stocks and the broader population. The reform of the Common Fisheries Policy […]

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