Hayes welcomes re-election of Emily O’Reilly as EU Ombudsman

Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes has today welcomed the re-election of Emily O’Reilly as EU Ombudsman. Ombudsman O’Reilly was elected by 569 to 66 votes. Ms O’Reilly originally took up the position in July 2013

Commenting on Ombudsman O’Reilly re-election Mr Hayes said:

“I am delighted to see Emily O’Reilly continue in this role. Since her appointment in July 2013 she has served the citizens of Europe well. She has worked hard, efficiently and showing great determination. The overwhelming support she received by MEPs today is evidence of that.”

“Ireland has a great track record when it comes to holding senior positions in Europe. These include the current Secretary General of the European Commission, Catherine Day, former President of the European Parliament Pat Cox, Former EU Ambassador to the US John Bruton as well the current ambassador David O’Sullivan.”

“I wish Ombudsman O’Reilly every success in her tenure”

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