MEP Kelly hosts event to highlight Ireland’s potential for solar generation

MEP for Ireland South, Seán Kelly, will host a high-level online webinar to discuss Ireland’s potential for solar generation on Tuesday afternoon, 11th October at 12:30, entitled ‘Leave No Roof Behind: Ireland’s solar energy potential’. Given the current energy crisis, the need to utilise available resources is more urgent than ever. From a buildings perspective, solar generation is an […]

Kelly’s “Fit for 55 label” to fast-track public renewable energy projects

Seán Kelly MEP has proposed a “Fit for 55 label” to be established to simplify and fast-track the delivery of public interest renewable energy projects across the EU, in a letter to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson today (Tuesday). “We cannot achieve our Green Deal targets without a massive expansion […]

Kelly’s plan for EU-wide building renovations adopted

Ireland South MEP and Rapporteur for the European Parliament Implementation Report on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), Seán Kelly, has welcomed European Parliament backing for his report which was adopted today (Wednesday).   Speaking from Strasbourg, MEP Kelly said he was “delighted that the EPBD report received such overwhelming approval, ensuring that a […]

Covid-19: Hospitality task force needed to coordinate recovery – Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP is calling on the European Commission to establish a task force to ensure the hospitality sector is prioritised in Covid-19 recovery plans across the EU, having experienced “severe hardship” throughout the crisis.   Writing to the Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, the Ireland South MEP stressed the “unprecedented pressure” that the […]

New Child Rights Strategy must tackle cyberbullying – Sean Kelly MEP

The EU’s forthcoming Child Rights Strategy, due to be published in March, must include a clear focus on digital safety, literacy and empowerment for youth in order to combat cyberbullying which can have very tragic consequences, Seán Kelly MEP has said on Safer Internet Day (9 February).   The Ireland South MEP has continuously advocated […]

Sean Kelly MEP calls for EU loan scheme for farmers

MEP for Ireland South and Leader of Fine Gael, in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, has called on the European Commission to come forward with a financial instrument aimed at facilitating easier access to finance for farmers to support their activities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact upon incomes.   Speaking from Killarney ahead […]

“Coronavirus is biggest financial crisis since 2008 crash” – Seán Kelly MEP warns

Seán Kelly MEP has warned that the Coronavirus poses the biggest financial threat to Europe and globally, since the 2008 crash. The Ireland South MEP made the comments in Brussels today, Tuesday, as the European Parliament debated emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of the virus at a specially curtailed plenary sitting in […]

MEP Kelly Slams Trump Paris Withdrawal

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has criticised the United States’ move to withdraw from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, and has urged the need for stronger international cooperation on Climate Action as a result.   Speaking from the European Parliament in Brussels, Mr Kelly said: […]

Seán Kelly secures EU support for proposals on new €650 billion fund

Seán Kelly MEP has secured the backing of the EU Parliament’s Industry Committee for the Invest EU Programme, on which the Ireland-South MEP is lead negotiator for the EPP Group. The new fund is expected to trigger more than €650 billion in additional investment across the EU over a seven-year period.   “The Industry Committee […]

Tech Giants Must Be Monitored Independently For Data Protection – Sean Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament has cautioned that independent monitoring of tech giants will be necessary if further data breaches are to be avoided. “The Cambridge Analytica scandal should be a stark reminder of how important it is to have a robust data protection system in place,” said […]

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