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Committee of the Regions
Committee of the Regions

The Committee of the Regions is the voice of the regions and cities of the EU.  It represents local and regional authorities across the EU and advises on new laws that have an impact on regions and cities – impacting on 70% of all EU legislation.

It is a political assembly with 350 locally and regionally elected members from all EU countries which meets six times per year to debate proposed legislation and agree on resolutions for further action by the EU. 

Ireland is represented by 9 delegates, all representing local and regional government in the EU policy formation and decision-making processes.   See who represents you on the Committee of the Regions here.

Representatives from the Southern Region are Cllr Michael Murphy, Cllr. Kieran McCarthy Cllr. Hughie McGrathCllr. Dierdre Forde and Cllr William Paton (alternative).