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 […]

MEPs urge Minister Flanagan to support end to biannual clock change – Seán Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Ireland’s only Member of the European Parliament Working Group on the bi-annual Clock Change has written to Minister Charlie Flanagan alongside his European Parliament colleague Pavel Svoboda MEP, Chair of the Parliamentary Working Group on Clock Change, to urge him to support their bid to keep Daylight Savings Time (summer time) […]

MEPs Back Mandatory Infrastructure For Electric Vehicles– Sean Kelly MEP

The European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) has voted for mandatory electro mobility requirements in buildings as part of the ongoing review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Speaking after the vote on Wednesday, the Leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly MEP, welcomed the provisions as “a vital […]