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Kevin Keary, Parliamentary Assistant
Kevin Keary is Parliamentary Assistant to MEP Sean Kelly. He recieved his BA International in Spanish and Sociological Political Studies from NUI Galway. His job is based in Brussels where he has worked on projects such as the International Fund for Ireland.
I chose a good variety of subjects at school- I did History, Biology, Geography, German and of course English, Irish and Maths.
I went to Holy Rosary College in Mountbellew and then I went on to NUI Galway where I studied a BA International in Spanish and Sociological Political Studies. I also have a Masters Degree in European Affairs from Lund University in Sweden.
The most important aspects of my career so far have been the knowledge and skills I learnt on my masters programme in Sweden. It taught me about negotiating and decision making in the EU and also about some of the EU policies. It also gave me a flavour of how the EU works.
I always try to keep my knowledge current by constantly doing a variety of courses such as those on languages or IT. It’s very important to keep life- long learning going all the time.