The European Parliament this week [Sept 2014] voted through the EU-Ukrainian Association Agreement. MEPs described the vote as a move of solidarity with Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. The agreement aims to increase co-operation between the EU and Ukraine in areas such as economic reform and recovery, energy, transport and environment. The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says the agreement is a strong display of support for Ukraine and he’s demanding that Russia respects Ukraine’s sovereignty.
The Fine Gael MEP and former GAA president Sean Kelly believes the new owner of the Hayes hotel in Thurles, Co Tipperary understands its historical significance. The GAA was founded there in 1884. Because the new hotel’s owner is a Tipperary native, Mr Kelly believes he would better appreciate its landmark importance. Speaking from the European Parliament [Sept 2014] Sean Kelly says the new owner will also understand the commercial value of preserving the hotel’s history.