Independent MEP, Nessa Childers, pledges her support for the campaign to get the Maternity Directive back on the European political agenda. In the beginning of the Summer, the European Commission threatened to withdraw the Directive in 2014 in the name of ‘red tape’. Read More
Independent MEP for Dublin, Nessa Childers, condemned the outcome of today’s vote to further subsidise heavy industry’s polluting activities, at the Environment Committee of the European Parliament. Read More
Dublin MEP Nessa Childers criticised the outcome of the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement negotiations as secretive and undemocratic. Speaking from Strasbourg, where Members of the European Parliament discussed the proposed EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement, Ms. Childers said the EU-Canada Free Trade Agreement is seriously flawed in terms of form and content. Read More
“Counselling psychology: Contributing to Mental Health & Well-being” – A one day conference celebrating 25 years of counselling psychology training in Ireland.
Good afternoon. It is a real pleasure to be invited to speak to you today about mental health and well-being in Irish society, and how we should promote it. In my short speech I will briefly look at what is happening at EU level, and then describe the type of service I believe would help to support a culture whereby people are allowed to care and speak openly about their mental health. Read More
The following is the text of the letter to Members of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament from Nessa Childers MEP, regarding the nomination of Mr. Phil Hogan as Commissioner-designate by the Irish government. In her letter the Independent MEP states: “I harbour serious reservations concerning Mr. Hogan’s suitability to be a member of the College of Commissioners, at the helm of the European Union’s executive body”. Nessa Childers letter regarding Phil Hogan’s nomination to EU Commission