Addendum

Lynn BOYLAN


EUROPEAN GROUP
GUE-NGL
COUNTRY
Ireland

NATIONAL GROUP
Sinn Féin

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
76%
214 out of 278 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
79%
8123 out of 10253 votes during the mandate.

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108032. Interprétation de l`article 32, paragraphe 5, premier alinéa, deuxième tiret, du règlement
A8-0196/2019. Ignazio Corrao - procédure d`approbation
A8-0401/2018. Dan Nica - Am 208
A8-0401/2018. Dan Nica - Am 209
A8-0401/2018. Dan Nica - Am 212
A8-0401/2018. Dan Nica - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0410/2018. Christian Ehler - Am 300
A8-0410/2018. Christian Ehler - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0410/2018. Christian Ehler - Am 301
A8-0277/2018. Nicola Danti - Am 214
A8-0444/2018. Christel Schaldemose - Am 142
A8-0029/2019. Daniel Dalton - vote procédural
A8-0029/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 111
A8-0417/2018. Pilar Ayuso - Am 171
A8-0039/2019. Luis de Grandes Pascual - Am 32
A8-0405/2018. Massimiliano Salini - Am 229
A8-0405/2018. Massimiliano Salini - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0408/2018. Angelika Mlinar - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0421/2018. Sven Giegold - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0397/2018. Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy - Am 108
A8-0397/2018. Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy - Am 110
A8-0397/2018. Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy - Am 111
A8-0397/2018. Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy - Am 106
A8-0397/2018. Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy - Am 107
A8-0397/2018. Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0068/2019. Josef Weidenholzer et Heidi Hautala - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0468/2018. Bodil Valero - Am 116
A8-0468/2018. Bodil Valero - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0190/2019. József Szájer - Vote unique
A8-0020/2018. József Szájer - Am 585
A8-0012/2018. József Szájer - Vote unique
A8-0197/2019. Jean Arthuis - procédure d`approbation
A8-0188/2019. Christian Ehler - procédure d`approbation
A8-0189/2019. Danuta Maria Hübner - Vote unique
A8-0076/2019. Roberta Metsola - Am 514
A8-0076/2019. Roberta Metsola - Am 512
A8-0434/2018. Juan Fernando López Aguilar - Am 89
A8-0017/2019. Ricardo Serrão Santos - Am 82
A8-0442/2018. Emil Radev - Am 73
A8-0084/2019. Julia Reda - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0409/2018. Henna Virkkunen, Marian-Jean Marinescu et Pavel Telička - Proposition de la Commission
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 31
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 35
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 57
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 63
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 67
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 82
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 163
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 160
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 157
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 164
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 83S
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 165S
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 161
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 162
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 158
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 156
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Am 159
A8-0193/2019. Daniel Dalton - Proposition de la Commission


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0401/2018)
Establishing Horizon Europe – laying down its rules for participation and dissemination

. – Horizon Europe is the new framework programme for 2021-2027, designed for maximum impact in the context of the evolving nature of research and innovation, with an architecture designed for enhanced coherence and performance. It is based in three-pillar structure, with each pillar interconnected with the others and complemented by underpinning activities, to strengthen the European Research Area.
I voted against this report. The Commission budget proposal is of 94 100 000 000 in current prices for the specific programme Horizon Europe with an addition for the Programme establishing the European defence Fund. I did not feel this increase and the Programme establishing the European Defence Fund would be in Irelands interest and therefore I voted against the report.

Date issued: December 12, 2018


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0410/2018)
Programme implementing Horizon Europe

. – Horizon Europe is the new framework programme for 2021-2027, designed for maximum impact in the context of the evolving nature of research and innovation, with an architecture designed for enhanced coherence and performance. It is based in three-pillar structure, with each pillar interconnected with the others and complemented by underpinning activities, to strengthen the European Research Area.
The Commission budget proposal is of 94 100 000 000 in current prices for the specific programme Horizon Europe with an addition for the Programme establishing the European Defence Fund.
For the reason of the increased budget and the money being spent on the European Defence Fund programme, I voted against the report.

Date issued: December 12, 2018


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0417/2018)
Transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain

. – The Transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain report follows the European Citizens Initiative on glyphosate, the Monsanto Papers about ghost-writing of studies, influence of science and national authorities, and specifically the concerns voiced regarding the studies to be used in the evaluation of pesticides, which was highlighted with the Monsanto-glyphosate scandal.
In order to address these concerns, the Commission proposed to strengthen transparency in the risk assessment process and to provide additional guarantees in terms of reliability, objectivity and independence of the studies used by EFSA in risk assessments.
It’s been a very controversial report from the start. The most conservative Members have tabled many amendments with the aim of delaying the publication of studies and proposing the appointment of members of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) from the agrochemical industry. However, the result was a positive one, which will hopefully end the secrecy around industry data used by the EU for granting market approvals and ensure more transparency in future independent scientific scrutiny of EU food safety decisions, which many of our constituents have been calling for. For all these reasons, I voted in favour of this report.

Date issued: December 11, 2018


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0405/2018)
Establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme

. – Whilst innovation and research are important, the sheer cost of this programme and its increase from 11.4 billion to 16 billion is a colossal sum when the funds could be used instead for progressive social programmes and tackling poverty. There was also the significant concern that this programme could be used to further the aggressive militarisation agenda and weaponise space under the guise of security and defence. For these reasons we voted against this file.

Date issued: December 13, 2018


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0408/2018)
Establishing the Digital Europe programme for the period 2021-2027

. – We voted against this file because we do not believe the budget planned makes best use of such a large amount of funds. The budget of 9.2 billion is designed to meet the following objectives: high performance computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills and best use of digital capacity. In my opinion, the most valuable component is the training of citizens to occupy jobs where digital skills are required, however this receives less than 10% of the planned funding for the programme. The remaining funds, over 8 billion, are excessive considering Horizon, a programme with significant overlap, receive over EUR 80 billion in funding annually. The EU MFF is under severe pressure due to increasing priorities. We would like to see planned funding for the CAP and Cohesion protected before we consider creating new budget lines for technology. We are confident that Europe will be able to remain at the forefront of world digitalisation solely through the research and innovation that emerges from Horizon 2020. We would like to see a focus on digital skills in the workforce funded through other programmes.

Date issued: December 13, 2018


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0421/2018)
Establishing the Fiscalis programme for cooperation in the field of taxation

. – We voted in favour of this report. Fiscalis 2020 is a programme under the MFF running from 2014-2020, and this is necessary new legislation to extend it beyond 2020 for the next MFF term. The programme is useful and aims at developing cooperation, and sharing information and expertise between tax administrations. The Commission proposal is a general proposal for the extension of the programme, and particularly the further development of cooperation in IT systems.
The report inserts a much stronger focus on the use of the Fiscalis programme being used to combat corporate tax evasion, tax avoidance and money laundering. As the programme already exists and serves a good function, we voted for its renewal. It also very importantly calls for developing countries to be able to gain access to this information if they suspect illicit financial flows, at no cost to them.

Date issued: January 17, 2019


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0397/2018)
Establishing a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE)

. – I voted in favour of this report, which sets out the new LIFE programme financial envelope as part of the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework (MFF). LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU and aims, among other objectives, to contribute to the EU’s commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
While it could have been a more ambitious report, as the overall climate expenditure target of the Programme was not as far-reaching as it should have been, the new LIFE programme enhances the possibilities for sub-national governments to participate in the Life programme and tries to increase the role of civil society. It also includes resource efficiency, chemicals and noise in the scope of the LIFE programme as well as addressing waste-management issues.

Date issued: December 11, 2018


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0468/2018)
Establishing the Rights and Values programme

. – Despite having positive language and ideas, this Commission proposal would have serious consequences on national sovereignty, enabling the Commission to further interfere and involve itself in the internal affairs of Member States. We agree with the need to develop support given to civil society organisations, NGOs and the community/voluntary sector, yet despite the usage of positive language and ideas the proposal is primarily aimed at the promotion of Union values’ and acts as a tool for compliance. The Rights and Values Programme would enable the use of sanctions and gives the Commission the ability to not only transfer any non-committed funds to support other actions but also, under amendment 73, the ability to transfer resources allocated to a MS under shared-management to the programme. As we maintain serious concerns in this regard, we voted against.

Date issued: January 17, 2019


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0084/2019)
European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre and Network of National Coordination Centres

. – I voted against this file on the establishment of a European Cybersecurity Industrial, Technology and Research Competence Centre.
The need for Member States to continuously improve cyber security has been made clear by incidents such as the WannaCry attack, which effected over 150 countries. Criminal groups like this pose the biggest threat of a cyber-attack, yet the EU has insisted on including military Cyber capacities in the cyber security regulation. This inclusion weakens the impact these competence centres will have as the needs of businesses and government infrastructure are best served through a holistic approach to cybersecurity, which builds resilience in systems and networks at a human and technical level. These needs will not be served by allowing the EU budget to be used to finance military cyber technologies.

Date issued: March 13, 2019


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0409/2018)
Establishing the Connecting Europe Facility

. – I voted against this report, as EU transport and energy funding which should rightfully be used for the benefit of citizens, will now be diverted toward dual-use projects to be abused by military forces. Now every project which receives funding can be expected to fulfil military requirements, and create a network for the smooth transportation of troops and weapons across the EU. This fundamentally undermines Ireland’s neutrality – it is unacceptable for transport and energy funding to subsidise the mass weapons industry in Europe. Unfortunately, the CEF will also continue to fund projects which are associated with fossil fuels.
However, I welcome that amendments by my colleague Matt Carthy MEP calling for EU transport funding for the west of Ireland were included in the final Parliament report. The entire European Parliament recognised the need to prioritise funding for rail infrastructure on the West of Ireland. For far too long successive Irish Governments have ignored rural Ireland and deprived the region of transport resources. The support for the amendments brings us one step closing to making the Western Rail Corridor a reality.

Date issued: December 12, 2018