Barry Andrews MEP, aged 55, has been a Member of European Parliament since 2020, for the Dublin constituency. He’s a member of Fianna Fáil in Ireland and Renew Europe.
Fianna Fáil is a republican party that sets out to unite Ireland as an independent republic. The party aims to “be grounded in the community, pro-enterprise and is committed to social justice, aligned with European liberal democracy and the classic republican values of liberty, equality and fraternity”.
Renew Europe is a liberal and pro-European party that aims to strengthen democracy and transparency, create jobs, combat the climate crisis and make Europe a stronger power in the world.
Previously before being an MEP, he served as Minister of State for Children from 2008-11 and was Teachta Dála for the Dún Laoghaire constituency from 2002-11. In 2012, he was appointed Fianna Fáil Director of Elections for the Children’s referendum.
His main parliamentary activities include contributing to plenary debates, reporting, and stating opinions as both a rapporteur/shadow rapporteur and being actively involved in motions for resolutions.
He is currently playing a leading role in the negotiations over the Northern Ireland Protocol, part of the Brexit agreement between the EU and the UK.