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Christopher V.S. Doyle

Christopher Doyle was born in and lives in Wexford. He is an engineer by training and comes from a farming background. He has travelled, studied. and worked in several industries throughout the US, Europe, north and central Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Question time
What do you deem the most important issue for the European Union now and what would you like to see happen in that area?

The most important thing facing Europe at this time is the challenge to make the project work, and be seen to work, properly for everyone, including Ireland. A strong Europe is good for Ireland.

With two wars on our periphery, we face the greatest threat to peace in Europe since World War II. The implications of what is going on in Ukraine are profound and will have effects for decades for European Union stability and budgets.

We face climate and environment crises under whatever heading you care to use.

I wish to play a role to help manage and adapt to these challenges and to help focus high level thinking, planning and action to protect Europe’s, and by proxy, Ireland’s, interests.

What group will you be aligned with in the European Parliament, should you win a seat? What do you see as their priorities?

I do not know yet. I expect it will be with whomever most closely agrees with the above agenda.

Why should someone vote for you?

If I am sent to Europe, I will be focussing on the above issues. As one of 14 Ireland MEP’s, I will be wearing the green jersey and I will be relying on the best professional advice possible from a range of representative bodies to provide voting direction on matters that I am not familiar with in detail.

I bring a genuinely European and worldview to this task.

I am from a farming background and live in a mixed farming community. I would wish for this and every other community on this island to prosper in a rapidly changing world.

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