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Mr Joseph O'REILLY (Ireland, EPP/CD)

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In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party since 11/10/2018
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 08/02/2018 to 10/10/2018
  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party from 25/04/2012 to 07/02/2018
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 21/01/2008 to 24/04/2012

In the Assembly

  • since 03/10/2011 Representative - Ireland
  • from 21/01/2008 to 03/10/2011 Substitute - Ireland

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 22/01/2024)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 24/01/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 22/04/2013 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 23/01/2012)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 03/10/2011 to 22/01/2012)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 03/10/2011 to 14/09/2020)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs (from 21/01/2008 to 23/01/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (since 26/01/2021)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (from 24/01/2019 to 29/01/2020)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (from 20/03/2018 to 23/01/2019)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (from 26/01/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Children (since 24/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (since 24/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 13/10/2016 to 14/09/2020)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 30/01/2014 to 27/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 23/01/2013 to 25/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (since 23/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 23/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on International Economic Relations (from 06/10/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on the Media (from 21/01/2008 to 03/10/2011)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (from 21/01/2008 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Energy (from 21/01/2008 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Róisín GARVEY (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 15/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Maura HOPKINS (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 10/10/2016 to 14/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Maureen O'SULLIVAN (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Mr John Paul PHELAN (Member): (Former) Committee on Economic Affairs and Development (from 03/10/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Cecilia KEAVENEY (Member): (Former) Committee on Culture, Science and Education (from 23/11/2007 to 03/10/2011)
  • Alternate of Ms Róisín GARVEY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 23/01/2023 to 22/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Ms Róisín GARVEY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Deirdre CLUNE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 24/01/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Alternate of Ms Maureen O'SULLIVAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 26/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Ms Deirdre CLUNE (Member): Sub-Committee on Social and Economic Rights (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Mr John Paul PHELAN (Member): Sub-Committee on Development Issues (from 06/10/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Kathryn REILLY (Member): Sub-Committee on Sustainable Development (from 04/10/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Cecilia KEAVENEY (Chairperson): Sub-Committee on Youth and Sport (from 26/01/2011 to 03/10/2011)
  • Alternate of Ms Cecilia KEAVENEY (Chairperson): Sub-Committee on Youth and Sport (from 23/11/2007 to 24/01/2011)
  • Alternate of Ms Cecilia KEAVENEY (Member): Sub-Committee on Sustainable Development (from 23/11/2007 to 03/10/2011)

Interventions

Last speeches

26/06/2024 | 12:56:18 Yes, Mister President. The illegal occupation of Ukraine and the atrocities that go with it in terms of loss of life, of grievous injuries, the abduction of the children, the destruction of infrastructure, and the destruction of cultural heritage are combined to be the greatest contemporary crime internationally, a huge international crime, a huge wrong. We support without reservation, without question, the independence, the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of Ukraine. We condemn... 25/06/2024 | 10:48:02 Thank you, President. By recognising somebody who would be the most inspirational speaker today if she were here. Sadly, Baroness Doreen E. Massey has left us recently. I want to say that she was a visionary, inspirational and pioneering woman in the area of youth participation, of organising young people, and as Chair of the Youth Sub-Committee of the Parliament. I think Doreen Massey was the greatest pioneer of youth participation that I have ever encountered, and I found her absolutely... 19/04/2024 | 11:56:30 Thank you. Thank you, President. At the outset, could I thank our colleague from the administration, Ms Jannick Devaux, for her extraordinary help and work on this and her eternal patience and courtesy? Can I also thank all the contributors to the debate today? It's not totally germane to the report, but may I at the outset acknowledge the very particular horrendous brutalisation, suffering, of children in both Ukraine and Gaza. Their suffering, their brutalisation, what they observe around... 19/04/2024 | 10:32:49 Thank you, President. Without doubt, the internet represents tremendous opportunities for children as a source of knowledge, a tool of communication, and a springboard of creativity. It can help open the windows of wonder for our children. What we must address today is that this is not the full story. Sadly, the internet has also become a breeding ground and a conduit for violence, exploitation and abuse. This Assembly has already sounded the alarm on the urgent need to shield our children... 20/06/2023 | 17:49:40 Madam President, It is my great honour and privilege to speak on behalf of the Group of the European People's Party in this very important debate. This law is reminiscent of the witch-hunt conducted by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the USA in the 1950s and 60s. It also has echoes of Stalinism. Using the very understandable emotion created by the barbaric Ukraine war and with high inflation raging, the ironically named Law and Order Party, or Law and Justice Party, are seeking to drive from...

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