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Deirdre CLUNE Deirdre CLUNE
Deirdre CLUNE

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)


Ireland - Fine Gael Party (Ireland)

Date of birth : , Cork

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Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly


Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Subcommittee on Human Rights
Special Committee on Beating Cancer
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Most recent activities

The Syrian conflict - 10 years after the uprising (B9-0175/2021, B9-0176/2021, B9-0177/2021, B9-0178/2021, B9-0179/2021, B9-0180/2021, B9-0181/2021)

Written explanations of vote

I supported this report which expresses profound concern at the ongoing suffering of the Syrian people, 10 years after the conflict began. This report highlights that humanitarian needs in Syria have risen by a fifth in the last year alone, and that an additional 4.5 million Syrians now suffer from food insecurity, while 90 % live below the poverty line and outlines that humanitarian access must remain a central priority for the EU in Syria. Furthermore, this report strongly condemns all atrocities and violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, in particular by the Assad Regime, but also by Russian, Iranian and Turkish actors and calls on Russia, Iran and Hezbollah to withdraw all forces and proxies under their command, except for those participating in an international peacekeeping or stabilisation force under the mandate of the UN Security Council.

A WTO-compatible EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (A9-0019/2021 - Yannick Jadot)

Written explanations of vote

I voted in favour of this report which supports a carbon price on certain goods imported from outside the EU, if these countries are not ambitious enough about climate change. This would create a global level playing field as well as an incentive for both EU and non-EU industries to decarbonise in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This report underlines that the EU’s increased ambition on climate change must not lead to ‘carbon leakage’ as global climate efforts will not benefit if EU production is just moved to non-EU countries that have less ambitious emissions rules.

Implementation of the Construction Products Regulation (A9-0012/2021 - Christian Doleschal)

Written explanations of vote

. ‒ I voted in favour of this report which lays down harmonised rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. This Regulation provides a common technical language to assess the performance of construction products. It ensures that reliable information is available to professionals, public authorities and consumers, so they can compare the performance of products from different manufacturers in different countries. This report aims at assessing the implementation of the Construction Product Regulation (CPR) (Regulation (EU) 305/2011) and to propose a way forward, thus adding to the forthcoming review of the CPR.