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Commission proposals on Northern Ireland protocol a ‘significant opportunity’ – Kelly

Published: Fri, 15 October 2021

Ireland South MEP and Leader of the Fine Gael delegation in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly has outlined his support of the publication of new EU proposals in relation to the Northern Ireland protocol. MEP Kelly said: “I want to take this opportunity to thank Commission Vice-President Maros Šefčovič and his team for bringing forward […]

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MEP Kelly: Increased aggressive rhetoric on NI Protocol risks creating a no-win situation

Published: Fri, 08 October 2021

Seán Kelly, lead MEP for UK trade matters in the European Parliament, has warned the British Government that aggressive rhetoric surrounding the unilateral triggering of Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol risks creating a no-win situation. Responding to Lord Frost’s remarks at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week, MEP Kelly said, “the […]

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MEP Kelly calls for fast-tracked planning procedures for positive energy projects

Published: Thu, 07 October 2021

“Rising energy prices and energy security is a growing concern across Europe. This is of critical importance for Ireland, likely facing a 30% increase in demand in the next decade. There is genuine concern for the impact on our citizens and businesses across Europe. Today in the European Parliament we will look at possible European […]

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Kelly urges European Parliament to “press ahead” with Brexit fund

Published: Thu, 09 September 2021

Speaking ahead of a key week in Strasbourg, the leader of Fine Gael in the Parliament said “we must ensure that there is no further delay to guarantee financial support for Irish businesses, both small and large, affected by Brexit. This coming week, I will be lobbying colleagues in the European Parliament to ensure we […]

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Opinion: Erasmus+ is the perfect vehicle for deepening our next generation’s place in Europe

Published: Thu, 09 September 2021

The debacle of Brexit has shown us that Ireland’s place is in the EU and that we need to renew our engagement with our friends on mainland Europe. As students of today will be the leaders of tomorrow, the EU Erasmus student exchange programme is the perfect vehicle for this.

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