Emer COSTELLO : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 15-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 15-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Labour Party (Ireland)

Chair 

  • 29-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council

Member 

  • 15-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 16-02-2012 / 28-02-2012 : Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council
  • 29-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Conference of Delegation Chairs

Substitute 

  • 15-02-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Development
  • 06-03-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • 28-03-2012 / 23-10-2013 : Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering

Activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 194 and 162(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 52a

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 205a

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 53, Rule 54, Annex V

OPINION on the EU 2011 Report on Policy Coherence for Development  
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Motions for resolutions 
Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 133

Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests