Published: Fri, 22 July 2022
Seán Kelly, MEP for Ireland South, this week welcomed a group of constituents to the European Parliament in Brussels. The group of forty included individuals from across Ireland South, with Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Offaly, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow all represented.
The group enjoyed a tour of the European Parliament building in Brussels, and had the opportunity to learn more about the day-to-day functioning of the Parliament and the variety of work undertaken by MEPs.
“This trip was a great opportunity to bridge the gap between the work of MEPs here in the European Parliament and the constituents of Ireland South. There is great work being done here on behalf of our constituents, and visits like this ensure that constituents have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the workings of the EU, and can therefore engage more actively with EU policymaking,” MEP Kelly stated.
“I very much valued having the opportunity to engage with constituents over the course of the visit, and hear about some of the issues that matter most to them,” Kelly continued. “I am glad to be involved in some of the most crucial areas of policymaking here in the Parliament; my role in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee, in particular, enables me to work on some of the most important files for our green transition in the years to come.”
“Rising energy prices across Europe are having a severe impact on consumers, while the reality of climate change is becoming increasingly apparent this summer across the continent. For this reason, I am glad to be working on aspects of the European Green Deal, which sets out a roadmap for the transition to carbon neutrality by 2050, as well as on some of the immediate measures being taken at European level to ensure our energy security following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” Kelly concluded.
In addition to their time in the Parliament, the group also paid a visit to the towns of Ghent and Bruges during their trip, as well as the historic sites around Ypres.
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