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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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Kelly calls for an end to sanctions on CAP payments over burnt land

Published: Tue, 07 September 2021

Ireland South MEP, Seán Kelly is calling on the Department of Agriculture to withdraw sanctions on CAP payments to Kerry farmers over burning of land. The Department of Agriculture has frozen the payment of Basic Payment Scheme entitlements to several Kerry farmers whose lands were impacted by the Killarney National Park wildfire earlier this year.

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MEP Kelly: Excess vaccines need to be exported, not destroyed

Published: Fri, 27 August 2021

Ireland South MEP, Seán Kelly, has called for Department of Health to ensure that all excess supply of vaccines be sent to third countries to avoid unnecessary waste. “The start of the year was particularly tough for country, but since supply issues in the early stages of the vaccination deployment were ironed out it has […]

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Opinion: Is Britain’s Command Paper genuine negotiation or political grandstanding?

Published: Tue, 10 August 2021

After years of erratic politics, fickle promises and cliff edges around Brexit, patience has truly worn thin, but the EU and the Irish government will continue to seek solutions. Just seven months after it came into force, the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland was put back on centre stage as David Frost, Britain’s Brexit […]

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MEP Kelly calls for more support for local radio stations

Published: Tue, 10 August 2021

Ireland South MEP, Seán Kelly, has called for the TV license fee to be replaced with an alternative public service media charge. “The cultural value of local radio stations cannot be overstated,” said Kelly, the leader of the Fine Gael delegation in the European Parliament. “However, at present, revenue from the TV license is largely […]

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