4 May 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
This year the European Parliament Information office in Ireland is celebrating Europe Day in Cork.
Sean Kelly MEP (Fine Gael), Deidre Clune MEP (Fine Gael) and Liadh Ni Riada MEP (Sinn Fein) will be there to share the celebrations and Shay Byrne (RTE Rising Time) will be master of ceremonies. Brian Crowley MEP (Fianna Fail) will not be in attendance due to poor health.
“Come along to Cork City Hall, have tea with your local MEPs and talk to them about their work in Europe. You can also sample food from different European countries.”
Where: Cork City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork:
When: Fri 6 May 2016 12 noon – 2pm
What is Europe Day?
Europe Day, an annual celebration of peace and unity in Europe, is being marked across the EU.Also known as Schuman day, today marks the anniversary of a speech given in Paris in 1950 by French foreign minister Robert Schuman. In it he proposed consolidating the coal and steel industries of Europe, binding nations so closely together that renewed war would be unthinkable. It called for the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, which over the years developed into the European Union as we know it today.