Published: Tue, 08 October 2019
MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has last week hosted a visitor group in Brussels. The 55-strong group included individuals from across the Ireland South Constituency, with guests in attendance representing Cork, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford.
Speaking from Brussels today (Tuesday), Mr. Kelly welcomed the opportunity to show his constituents around the European Parliament:
“It is imperative that constituents understand the important role of a Member of the European Parliament, and the role that we have in representing their interests here in Brussels and Strasbourg. I was very pleased to share insights into the inner workings of the Parliament and to answer any questions they had.”
Following a tour of the European Parliament with MEP Kelly, the group received a briefing by Dermot Ryan, Member of Cabinet for incoming EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan.
“It’s very important to me to bridge the gap between Brussels and the people that I represent at home. I am always delighted to be able to show my constituents the work that goes on in the institutions on their behalf,” Mr. Kelly noted.
The group also paid a visit to the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Ypres and the Flemish cities of Ghent and Bruges.