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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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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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