Published: Tue, 16 October 2018
MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has this week welcomed a visitor group to the European Parliament in Brussels. The 40-strong group included individuals from across the Ireland South Constituency, with guests in attendance representing Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Wicklow, along with members of Young Fine Gael.
Speaking from the European Parliament during the visit today (Tuesday), the Kerry-based MEP spoke of the positivity of the group and their eagerness to learn of the workings of the European Institutions:
“It is a privilege to welcome visitors to the Parliament and discuss issues that are important in their towns and counties”
“With a group of over 40 people, I was also delighted to have so many students join me to learn about the workings of the Parliament; it is always a pleasure to see young people so interested in what we do here in Brussels every week.”
“The visit was a perfect opportunity to exchange perspectives on issues such as employment, job creation, Brexit, growth and rural development, and climate change.”
“It is particularly important to me that constituents understand the important role of a Member of the European Parliament, and the role they have in representing their citizen’s interest here in Brussels and Strasbourg. I was very pleased to share insights into the operation of the entire European political and to answer any questions they had.”
The group visited Bruges and Ghent as part of their visit, as well as attending meetings in the European institutions with the Fine Gael delegation and Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan.