MEP Midlands North West

About Colm

About Colm Markey

“As your MEP, my priority is to make YOUR issues European issues.”

Colm Markey is a Member of the European Parliament representing the constituency of Midlands North-West. Stretching from Connemara to Drogheda, Athlone to Malin Head, this is a diverse constituency with a variety of issues, but Colm’s guarantee to you is that he will work hard in YOUR interest.

Colm lives in Togher, Co. Louth on his family farm, with his partner Aisling and their two young children.  As a farmer, an entrepreneur, and a family man he understands many of the issues that affect our communities.

He is a former President of Macra na Feirme and has been a public representative for over a decade. With Brexit and Covid, CAP reform and our environment on the agenda the need for a constructive voice in Europe has never been more important.  In his role in Macra he was involved in negotiations on behalf of members at both national and European levels.

Colm has a strong interest in Community Development and has secured vital funding for local recreation and community facilities.  When appointed as MEP, he was serving as Chair of the Louth Leader partnership which has helped to establish over 200 sole traders and small businesses in the previous 12 months.  He has also served on the Board of IFAC, The National Economic and Social Council and the National Youth Council of Ireland.

While he is engaged in a variety of areas of work, Colm represents you on the following Committees:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Transport and Tourism
  • Fisheries
  • Special Committee on Animal Transport.

His priorities for this term are:

  • Working for a strong, inclusive Covid-19 recovery
  • Ensuring a viable, sustainable agriculture sector
  • Securing a Just Transition to a carbon-neutral economy
  • Building strategic relationships post-Brexit
  • Delivering opportunities for all in EU Digital Strategy

Colm believes in politics which brings accountability, minimises waste and inefficiency and seeks to bring a high level of debate to the public.

Outside of politics, Colm is a season ticket holder with Dundalk FC, a member of Naomh Fionnbarra GAA club and a keen follower of the Louth senior GAA team.