Maria Walsh is an Irish, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Midlands-North-West. She is a member of Fine Gael, and her European Parliament is the EPP Group. Maria is a member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT), and the Delegation for Relations with the United States (D-US). She is also a substitute on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). Her current work focuses on mental health, women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, equality, protection of journalists, education, employment, and other topics.
Maria was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and the family moved to Shrule County Mayo, calling it home since 1994. She graduated  from Griffith College Dublin with a BA in Journalism and Visual Media. Her career then developed in television production and creative management, working in Dublin, New York and Philadelphia. Maria competed and became the winner of the 2014 Rose of Tralee. Then, in 2019, she ran for the European Parliament. She supports issues that are important to her constituents.
Biography courtesy of Cróna Esler
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