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Colleagues Appointed to French Cabinet

Date: May 18, 2017

Category: News Article

Three members of the European Democratic Party (EDP), of which Marian is the sole Irish member, have been appointed Ministers by newly elected President Emmanuel Macron. The EDP, with the Liberals, constitute the ALDE group.[more]

EU Report on Globalisation ‘Not Before Time'

Date: May 17, 2017

Category: News Article, Employment, Euro/Finance, Environment & Energy

“Globalisation currently involves extra judicial courts but no binding mechanisms to enforce environmental standards, health and safety standards and decent work conditions”. These points were emphasised by Marian when she...[more]

ECJ Judgement a Victory for Citizens Concerns on Investor Courts

Date: May 16, 2017

Category: News Article

“Today I warmly welcome the judgement from the European Court of Justice which makes it crystal clear that any trade agreement containing investor courts must be ratified by Member States”. Speaking in Strasbourg, Marian...[more]

Benefits of Community Action in Clifden

Date: May 11, 2017

Category: News Article

The participation by community organisations and businesses in Clifden and North Connemara, showcased in the Business & Community Expo, was indicative of what made the town a great place to visit, to do business in and crucially...[more]

Feevagh School Highly Praised

Date: May 10, 2017

Category: News Article

Marian, who visited Feevagh National School, Dysart on Monday, May 9th - Europe Day was hugely impressed by her welcome and the preparations and presentations made by the pupils.[more]

EU paid leave proposal for family carers warmly welcomed

Date: April 26, 2017

Category: News Article, Carers

Family carers in Ireland will, for the first time, benefit from paid carers leave if a proposal announced by the European Commission, today, April 26th, is approved by the European Parliament. [more]

Agree on how to Build Ireland 2030

Date: April 24, 2017

Category: News Article, Employment

A proposal that Ireland’s politicians should agree on a minimum 10 year infrastructural investment programme, which would bridge at least two governments, was proposed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin at a conference in Dublin on...[more]

Ireland’s Brexit Needs Supported in European Parliament

Date: April 6, 2017

Category: News Article

“The European Parliament has clearly signalled its commitment to preserving the Good Friday Agreement in all its parts, ensuring the continuity and stability of the Northern Ireland peace process and the avoidance of the...[more]

EU Consumer Confidence Shattered by Brazilian Beef Scandal

Date: April 4, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Trust in the ability of the EU to protect the interests of EU Consumers had been shattered by the current inspection failures revealed in relation to Brazilian beef.[more]

Call for Ban on Brazilian Beef

Date: March 23, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

The revelation that Brazilian meat plants approved to export to the European Union had been discovered exporting beef unfit for consumption has led to Marian calling for a ban on shipments to the EU.[more]

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