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Nessa CHILDERS Nessa CHILDERS
Nessa CHILDERS
Ireland

Date of birth : , Dublin

8th parliamentary term Nessa CHILDERS

Political groups

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Independent (Ireland)

Member

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Substitute

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 17-09-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 25-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Main parliamentary activities

Contributions to plenary debates

Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

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 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on Progress Report on the implementation of the European Disability Strategy (2010 - 2020)

12-10-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)606210 PE606.210v02-00 ENVI
Nessa CHILDERS

OPINION on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with special regard to the Concluding Observations of the UN CRPD Committee

28-04-2016 ENVI_AD(2016)577058 PE577.058v02-00 ENVI
Nessa CHILDERS

OPINION on transparency, accountability and integrity in the EU institutions

08-12-2015 ENVI_AD(2015)557227 PE557.227v03-00 ENVI
Nessa CHILDERS

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law

12-09-2018 ENVI_AD(2018)623622 PE623.622v02-00 ENVI
Younous OMARJEE

OPINION on legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest when disclosing the confidential information of companies and public bodies

13-07-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)604553 PE604.553v02-00 ENVI
Luke Ming FLANAGAN

Motions for resolutions

Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions

Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Minor interpellations

Minor interpellations for written answer, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s Members. Rule 130a, Annex III

Major interpellations

Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities

Written explanations of vote

Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

The rights of intersex people (B8-0101/2019)

14-02-2019

Today’s vote is a stepping stone in recognising the fundamental rights of intersex people in the EU, with the first ever resolution approved by the European Parliament.
People in Europe continue to be discriminated because of who they love, the body they are born with and the personal sense of their gender.
Parliament deplores the fact that, in many EU countries, transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and the consequences are devastating for some people, causing significant distress.
Furthermore, surgery and medical treatment are often performed on intersex children without their prior, personal and full and informed consent, which can cause life-long consequences, including psychological trauma and physical impairments.
Every child should be able to safely explore their gender identity and expression, without being subjected to harmful diagnostic practices.
Today we are calling on the Commission to keep acting in this field and adopt a new multiannual strategy during its next mandate.

Protection of animals during transport within and outside the EU (A8-0057/2019 - Jørn Dohrmann)

14-02-2019

It is vital to have clear rules regarding animal transport in Ireland and the rest of the EU. Most importantly, to ensure proper compliance with these rules – especially for journeys that cross intra—EU borders as well as borders with third countries – to ensure proper animal welfare standards throughout.
All farmed animals should be slaughtered as close as possible to the place of production and all meat products should be exported on the hook.
Live exports currently represent an important source of income for some farmers, especially in Ireland. However, live exports should ultimately be replaced with chilled or frozen meat products or carcasses. A country like Ireland risks its reputation for high welfare and high quality products by continuing to export live bulls and heifers (many in-calf) to third countries such as Libya where welfare standards are poor compared to Ireland and the rest of the EU.

EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (A8-0053/2019 - David Martin)

13-02-2019

I am disappointed to see a majority of my colleagues persisting with this model that grants big business an exclusive judicial forum to challenge government policy-making whenever they think decisions taken in the public interest will interfere with their profits.
The Investor Court System, which the EU executive champions as an important reform to a dispute settlement, actually maintains the all the perverse features of this flawed approach.
We are willingly taking our own governments hostage to a maximalist doctrine of ‘legitimate expectations’ from the business sector which can and does chill regulation, on pain of extortionately expensive litigation.
By pushing this model, particularly among developed countries, we are effectively undermining our own legal and judicial institutions, where the same legal standards should apply to all under the same conditions.
There is a groundswell of frustration and anger against the unequal dividends of globalisation among the general public.
Those who claim to defend it are actually undermining open societies by turning a deaf ear to their legitimate concerns.

Written questions

Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM

Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 140, Rule 141, Annex III

Individual motions for resolutions

Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017)

**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on the Social and Solidarity Economy

30-11-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0124 Lapsed
Lynn BOYLAN Nessa CHILDERS Marian HARKIN Liadh NÍ RIADA Josu JUARISTI ABAUNZ Matt CARTHY Stelios KOULOGLOU Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS Martina ANDERSON Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN Estefanía TORRES MARTÍNEZ Miguel URBÁN CRESPO
Date opened : 30-11-2016
Lapse date : 01-03-2017
Number of signatories : 35 - 02-03-2017

Written declaration on chronic respiratory diseases

24-10-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0115 Lapsed
Alberto CIRIO Karin KADENBACH Catherine STIHLER Kateřina KONEČNÁ Biljana BORZAN Eva KAILI Piernicola PEDICINI David BORRELLI Damiano ZOFFOLI Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN Nessa CHILDERS Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 249 - 25-01-2017

Written declaration on Leonard Peltier

24-10-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0113 Lapsed
Lynn BOYLAN Brian HAYES Michèle RIVASI Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN Josu JUARISTI ABAUNZ Neoklis SYLIKIOTIS Nessa CHILDERS Paloma LÓPEZ BERMEJO Takis HADJIGEORGIOU Matt CARTHY Liadh NÍ RIADA Martina ANDERSON
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 29 - 25-01-2017