Two weeks ago, MEP Brian Crowley visited CCS to speak with the YSI project team on how to develop their award-winning project that seeks to make Cashel (and all Irish) restaurants user-friendly for blind and partially-sighted customers.
Last week another Munster MEP visited the Community School. This time it was the turn of Kerryman, Mr. Seán Kelly. His topics were the European Union and his role as an MEP – topics which figure on the Leaving Cert Business curriculum. He spoke about projects he himself is currently involved in, such as Blue Growth and a programme designed to increase fitness levels in the general population, and he outlined changes that are being made in the Data Protection Act.
Mr. Kelly underlined the importance of Ireland’s current Presidency of the E.U. Also, he outlined the changes that have been made to CAP and other developments in E.U. policies.
Students sitting the Business exam in June had the opportunity to engage with the MEP in a helpful question-and-answer session.
Seán Kelly MEP is a former President of the G.A.A. and so is well acquainted with the people of County Tipperary. Mr. Tom Hayes, T.D., arranged the school visit and accompanied Mr. Kelly to CCS, as also did local county councillor Louise McLoughlin.