EU business rescue fund should be reinstated – MEP Kelly

The European Council needs to reverse their decision to scrap a new fund designed to rescue European businesses from bankruptcy, MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has insisted. The fund in question is the proposed €26 billion Solvency Support Instrument (SSI), which had been designed to […]

MEP Kelly urges UK to put citizens’ interests first in crucial talks

“The best interests of citizens and businesses must be put to the fore of EU-UK negotiations on a future relationship, especially given the disappointing lack of progress so far and the damage a no-deal outcome would cause coupled with the anticipated economic impact of the coronavirus crisis”, Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael […]

Commission’s Tourism Package not ambitious enough, says MEP Kelly

MEP for Ireland South and Fine Gael’s leader in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has welcomed a new set of measures launched today by the European Commission to support the Transport and Tourism sectors. However, Mr. Kelly stressed that the measures were not ambitious enough to substantially improve the situation for the tourism, which is worth […]

Lawmakers must be open to increasing EU targets for renewable energy – MEP Kelly

MEP for Ireland South and the EPP Group’s lead negotiator on the EU Renewable Energy Directive, Sean Kelly, has told fellow lawmakers that they must be ready to revise the level of ambition on renewable energy in line with the likely increase of the EU’s overall carbon reduction targets.   Mr Kelly, who  was part […]

Free EU interrail tickets available to Irish teens

The leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly MEP, is urging Irish young people to apply for DiscoverEU travel passes before Thursday 28th November.   “Almost 50,000 young people have been awarded a travel pass since the first application round of DiscoverEU in June 2018, which was championed by the EPP,” noted […]

Ireland must scrap daylight savings time after Brexit – MEP Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP has urged the Irish Government to reconsider scrapping the bi-annual clock change. As Ireland’s only Member of the European Parliament’s Working Group on the bi-annual Clock Change, Mr. Kelly has been campaigning for the best part of a decade to scrap Daylight Savings Time. Speaking from Strasbourg today (Wednesday), he highlighted the […]

“Preparation for new EU Funding Programme must start now” – MEP Kelly

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has urged Irish would-be applicants for EU funds under the new Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 to begin preparations now to have the best chance of being successful when the call for applications opens. Speaking from Kerry today (Monday), Mr. Kelly, […]

MEP Kelly calls for support under EU fund for laid off peat workers

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has reiterated his call on the Government to ensure that money raised from the auctioning of carbon allowances under the EU’s emissions trading scheme is allocated to supporting the workers and areas set to be impacted by the transition away […]