Cllr Avril Cronin visits European Parliament as guest of MEP

Image includes left to right: MEP Deirdre Clune, Cllr. Avril Cronin and EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness.

Myles BuchananWicklow People

WICKLOW Councillor Avril Doyle was part of a delegation of visiting councillors who met with Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the needs of local Irish communities.

Regional Development, Brexit, Renewable Energy, Digital Finance and the War in Ukraine were also among the key topics raised during productive talks.

MEP Clune said: “I am delighted to have facilitated this opportunity to address the issues affecting local communities across Ireland and examine how the EU can help. It is vital to bring citizens’ concerns and ideas to the attention of different decision-makers at the EU level.

“County and city councillors are often the first point of contact when it comes to people’s questions about European policies. They have the knowledge, experience and contacts that make them ideal brokers for EU-related topics in their own areas.

“The big decisions made in Brussels often rely on the work of local representatives to be implemented at regional level. I thank those who attended and EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness for their participation in positive discussions.””