Donegal South WestNorth-West Area
Born March 1948 Burtonport, Co. Donegal. Married to Anne. Educated at Dungloe High School: St. Enda's College, Galway: University College Galway (B.Comm. Hons.). Former fish processor and fish exporter. Full-time Public Represenatative. First elected to Dáil Éireann in 1981 and in each subsequent election untill 1997 when Pat "The Cope" became a Member of the European Parliament.
Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP (Ireland North West - Midlands) while speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg strongly criticised the Irish Government over its plans to exclude the entire North West and West from the Trans European Transport Network. Read More | Share
Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP, a member of the EP Committee on Fisheries, while speaking in Strasbourg this week was strongly critical of the EU Commissioner for Fisheries, Maria Damanaki. Mr Gallagher slammed the Commissioner for her failure to live up to her promise to enact trade sanctions against Iceland and the Faroe Islands due to their massive overfishing of mackerel in the North East Atlanti Read More | Share
Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP has today welcomed the decision by the Donegal Local Development Company Ltd (DLDC) to approve grants to Gleann Fhinne Teo worth EUR 88,596 and to Teach Mhici Mac Gabhann worth EUR 42,897. Read More | Share
Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP has received confirmation from the Minister for Heath, Dr. James Reilly, T.D. that the Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS) service will be extended to the North West region in view of the recent difficulties at Letterkenny General Hospital arising out of the flooding. Read More | Share
The European Commission has today adopted a package of measures to address the continued unsustainable fishing of herring by the Faroe Islands. The measures include the ban of imports of herring and mackerel from the Atlanto-Scandian stocks that has been caught under the control of the Faroe Islands as well as fishery products containing or made of such fish. The measures also include restrictions on the use of EU ports by vessels fishing for the herring and mackerel stocks under the control of the Faroe Islands. This means that some Faroese vessels will not be allowed to dock in EU ports, except in cases of emergency. Read More | Share
Minister of State at the Dept. of Environment, Heritage and Local Government 2002-04. Elected MEP for Connacht/Ulster 1994-2002. Minister of State for Marine & Galetacht 1987-94. Member of Donegal County Council 1979-91: Former Chairman 1985-86. Member of the Donegal Vocational Education Committee 1986-99. Member of the Board of Management of the Tourism College, Killybegs 1985-99. Former Treasurer of the Union for Europe of the Nations Group. Member of the following European Parliament Committees: Fisheries 1994-2002: Economic & Monetary 1994-99: Industry & Energy 1999-2002. Chairperson of Rosses Community School, Dungloe.