Clonmel councillor Michael Murphy will attend his first meeting in Brussels as a member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) later this month.
The Fine Gael councillor is one of eighteen local politicians from across Ireland who have been formally appointed to EU’s political assembly of local and regional authorities. The delegation – proposed by the Irish government and formally approved by the Council of the EU - will sit on the Committee representing the interests of Ireland’s cities and regions in the EU.
The Irish delegation will form part of the new 350-strong CoR assembly of local and regional politicians which begins a new five year mandate next month. The Irish members are nominated by the Irish Government to reflect gender and geographical balances in Ireland.
They will join delegations from all EU member states as the CoR begins its new mandate.