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Ireland has lowest share of female graduates in engineering, manufacturing & construction – Efforts needed to promote engineering career opportunities for women

Published: Wed, 07 September 2016

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has called for strengthened efforts to encourage women to pursue careers in the engineering and technological sectors. Eurostat data shows that at just 15 percent, Ireland has the lowest share of female graduates in Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction.

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Kelly to represent EU on delegation for relations with the US

Published: Wed, 07 September 2016

Ireland South MEP, Seán Kelly, has been appointed to the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the United States. This is Mr Kelly’s second term serving on the Delegation, as he represented the EU Parliament in talks with the US during his previous term of office.

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“Don’t overburden shipping sector” – MEP Kelly vows to fight for Irish ports against threat of rising shipping costs

Published: Wed, 07 September 2016

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has called on Parliamentary colleagues to halt discussions on the inclusion of the maritime sector in the EU Emissions Trading System – the flagship climate action instrument of the EU – stating that its inclusion in the system, on top […]

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Parcel delivery costs must be lowered to boost trade

Published: Thu, 11 August 2016

“Some 4 billion parcels or small deliveries are ordered online every year in the EU, but we are not exploiting the full potential of online trade in Europe. In fact, European Commission research shows that in two-thirds of all cases, e-shoppers abandon their shopping carts online, before placing an order, when they see the cost […]

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Huge majority of Irish people back EU unity

Published: Mon, 08 August 2016

“A huge majority (85 percent) of Irish people recognise the value of unity between EU citizens, according to the latest Eurobarometer poll,” Seán Kelly MEP has confirmed.

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