Published: Tue, 19 February 2019
MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly has welcomed a visitor group to the Parliament in Brussels this week. The 50-strong group included individuals from across the Ireland South constituency, with guests in attendance representing Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Offaly, Kilkenny, Clare and Carlow along with members of Young Fine Gael.
Speaking from the European Parliament during the visit today (Tuesday), the Kerry-based MEP spoke of how enthusiastic the group were and their keenness to gain an insight into the workings of the European Institutions:
“It is a great privilege to host visitors in the Parliament and the visit was a perfect opportunity to discuss the issues affecting their communities across Ireland South”
“With a group of 50 people, I was also glad to have several students join me to learn about the workings of the Parliament; it is brilliant to see young people so interested in what we do here.”
“I was delighted to answer their questions on everything from Ireland’s growth and rural development, to job creation, climate change, international trade, clock change, and Brexit.”
“It is very important to me that constituents understand my role as a Member of the European Parliament, and how I represent their interests here in Brussels and Strasbourg.”
The group also visited Bruges and Ghent as part of their visit, as well as local museums of the history of the European Union.