Colm Markey
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
20 November 2020
ConstituencyMidlands–North-West
Louth County Councillor
In office
5 June 2009 – 20 November 2020
Personal details
Born (1972-01-03) 3 January 1972 (age 49)
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Political party Irish:
Fine Gael
 EU:
European People's Party

Colm Markey (born 3 January 1972) is an Irish politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Ireland for the Midlands–North-West constituency since November 2020. He is a member of Fine Gael, part of the European People's Party.[1]

Political career

He is a member of the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI)[2] and a substitute on the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN), the Committee on Fisheries (PECH), the Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport (ANIT) and the Delegation for relations with Mercosur (DMER). [3]

Markey was a member of Louth County Council from 2009 to 2020.[4] He is a former president of Macra na Feirme. In November 2020, he replaced Mairead McGuinness as an MEP in the European Parliament following her appointment as European Commissioner.

References

  1. ^ "Local councillor Colm Markey is set to be Ireland's newest MEP - but who is he?". TheJournal.ie. 7 September 2020. Archived from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Members | Home | AGRI | Committees | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Home | Colm MARKEY | MEPs | European Parliament". www.europarl.europa.eu. Archived from the original on 14 April 2021. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Louth man Colm Markey "honoured" to replace Mairead McGuinness as MEP for Midlands North West constituenc". Dundalk Democrat. 8 September 2020. Archived from the original on 5 November 2020. Retrieved 31 October 2020.