Maria WALSH Maria WALSH
Maria WALSH

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

Member

Ireland - Fine Gael Party (Ireland)

Date of birth : , Boston

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Member

EMPL
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
CULT
Committee on Culture and Education
D-US
Delegation for relations with the United States

Substitute

LIBE
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
DACP
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Most recent activities

Election of the Members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage (A9-0083/2022 - Domènec Ruiz Devesa)

03-05-2022
Written explanations of vote

I abstained from this. Despite the possibility of developing a uniform electoral process enshrined in the Treaties since 1957, European elections are still governed for the most part by national laws. The legal basis for reforming the electoral procedure is enshrined in Article 223 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). It is unsure whether Transnational lists would benefit the smaller EU countries such as Ireland and its Proportional representation system.

Amending Annexes IV and V to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants (A9-0092/2022 - Martin Hojsík)

03-05-2022
Written explanations of vote

I voted in favour of this proposal. Persistent organic pollutants are a group of organic compounds that have toxic properties, persist in the environment, accumulate in food chains and pose a risk to human health and the environment. The proposal aims to update the list of substances covered by the regulation with new items and tighten concentration limit values for five substances that were already on the list to reflect scientific and technical progress.

Common system of value added tax (VAT): extension of the application period of the optional reverse charge mechanism in relation to supplies of certain goods and services susceptible to fraud and of the Quick Reaction Mechanism against VAT fraud (A9-0128/2022 - Markus Ferber)

03-05-2022
Written explanations of vote

I voted in favour of this. The optional reverse charge mechanism is used to address "carousel" or "missing trader fraud”. The Quick Reaction Mechanism allows Member States to quickly introduce a temporary reverse charge mechanism for supplies of goods and services in sectors where sudden and massive fraud occurred

Maria WALSH
Maria WALSH

On EP NEWSHUB

RT @MHESME: Co-Chair of #MHEPCoalition 🇪🇺 MEP @MariaWalshEU on ensuring #mentalhealth care is accessible/affordable especially for young people & children.👇 Yes, young people are our future & their #wellbeing should matter to all of us.💚 #EuropeanMentalHealthWeek #SpeakUpForMentalHealth https://t.co/Y7KznOtii6 

Thank you @ed_sligo and congratulations to all award winners. https://t.co/JOWtSBlyfe 

Congratulations to all award winners, your excellence is exceptional. It was a privilege to be there to celebrate your success. #epasireland https://t.co/pxST9FZicu 

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