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Brian Crowley, MEP

Brian Crowley

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Representing

South Area

Contact

Maryborough Lodge, Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork.

Tel (021) 4896 433
Fax (021) 4896 401

Email info@briancrowleymep.ie
Web www.briancrowleymep.ie

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Personal Details

• Leader of the Fianna Fail party in Europe since 2004. • Committee on Constitutional Affairs • Delegation for relations with the United States Substitute: • Committee on Fisheries • Committee on Legal Affairs • Committee on Petitions • Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union(including Libya).

Local News

EU agrees on increased protection for mortgage holders

Fianna Fáil MEPs have welcomed this week's breakthrough, after months of negotiations, on the Mortgage Credit Directive and the protections it entails for consumers. Currently two-thirds of the loans in portfolios are mortgages. The Directive will ensure that the mortgage credit providers meet new professional standards, and will encourage competition. Read More | Share

Farmers for No claims that the Lisbon Treaty will affect Irish inheritance laws is a baseless

Claims by the Farmers for No group that the Lisbon Treaty will affect Irish inheritance laws is a baseless allegation that has no foundation under the terms of the the Lisbon Treaty Read More | Share

The EU continues to implement a strong social policy agenda - Brian Crowley MEP

The Lisbon Treaty together with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights contains a strong package of protections for the rights of workers. Read More | Share

Irish neutrality is fully protected under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty

Irish neutrality is fully protected under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty and by the new legal guarantee for Ireland concerning security and defence issues. Read More | Share

Lisbon Treaty will help the European Union intensify the fight against organised crime - Crowley

Brian Crowley MEP for the constituency of South has today said that " the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty will ensure that the European Union can tackle organised crime and illegal international drug trafficking in a more determined and structured manner. Read More | Share

Ratifying the Lisbon Treaty will help the Irish economy - Statement by Brian Crowley MEP

I believe that it is very important for the future development of the Irish economy that the Lisbon Treaty is ratified. Read More | Share

2 million students take part in EU Erasmus educational exchange - Crowley

The European Commission has announced today that 2 million students have now taken part on the EU Erasmus educational exchange programme since it first started in 1987 Read More | Share

Lisbon Treaty guarantees do address key Irish political concerns - Crowley

After the defeat of the Lisbon Treaty last year, the Irish Government sought to address the key concerns which were expressed by the Irish people during this campaign according to Fianna Fail MEP for the South, Brian Crowley. Read More | Share

Idea that Lisbon Treaty could open door to abortion in Ireland is complete fabrication - Crowley

The idea that the Lisbon Treaty could open the door to abortion in Ireland is a complete fabrication according to Fianna Fail MEP for the South Brian Crowley. Read More | Share

Munster local businesses to benefit from EU initiatives

The EU is leading the way in terms of helping Irish SMEs - A series of new EU initiatives are being put in place to ensure that Irish SMEs, which are the backbone of the Irish economy will get through this recession - Hundreds of millions of Euro are on the way from the European Investment Bank to help SME - The EU is cutting red tape for businesses by 25% Read More | Share

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Political Record

  • Appointed Irish Senator (1993-1994) 
  • Government spokesman in the senate on Justice, Equality and Law Reform(1993-1994) 
  • Member of the Council of State (advisory group to the Irish President) between 1997 -2004. 
  • Member of the European Parliament since 1994.
Brian's priorities are as follows:
  • To continue to bring EU action to local level and further the understanding of the benefits of membership and the opportunities it provides.
  • To continue to represent the Ireland South constituency at the European table so that we can provide opportunity and care for all.
  • To continue to represent Ireland's best interests in the drafting of legislation and to ensure that our voice continues to be heard.