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Seán Kelly MEP

Member of the European Parliament

Sean Kelly MEP was elected to the European Parliament in June 2009 for Ireland South, contributing to an historic victory for Fine Gael in the European Elections, polling 92,579 first preferences.

He sits on the Regional Development, the Industry, Research and Energy and the Culture Education and Sport Committees as well as the Delegations for Relations with the US and Canada.  He also follows the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee for Fine Gael.

He is a member of the EPP Group, the largest and most influential Group in the European Parliament.

In his first year in the European Parliament, he had already authored 3 reports on the International Fund for Ireland, the Future of Transport and the European Year of Volunteering. He has since contributed to reports on the Future of Agriculture, the Innovation Union, the European Dimension on Sport, Combating Early School Leaving and Unlocking the Potential of Cultural and Creative Industries, amongst others.

He is currently the Industry Committee Rapporteur for the General Data Protection Regulation - the largest reform of data privacy law in two decades.

An extremely active parliamentarian, he is consistently ranked amongst the top MEPs in terms of speaking time and questions in Parliament. 

Sean was voted by his peers as 2012 MEP of the Year for Research and Innovation .

Sean was elected President of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 2003, serving a full term until 2006. His presidency is seen as a landmark one in moving forward the Association on so many fronts – the introduction of Christy Ring Cup and Nicky Rackard Cups and the All-Ireland Junior and Intermediate Club Championships.

He also oversaw the completion of the Croke Park re-development through the completion of Hill 16/Northern end and the building of the Croke Park Jury’s Hotel.

Sean Kelly was named Executive Chairman of the Irish Institute of Sport in July 2006. 



My Speakers Sessions

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Thursday, March 7