Leitrim a National Sacrifice Zone for Sitka Spruce
Date: January 15, 2018
Following her recent meetings with community representatives to discuss problems associated with excessive afforestation in CO. Leitrim, Marian met with representatives of the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) in...
Forestry Threatens to Decimate Leitrim Communities
Date: January 7, 2018
Existing government policy, related to forestry, will decimate the social fabric of Co. Leitrim and requires an immediate and effective response from those who believe that trees should not replace population in the coming decade.
81% of MEPs back agreement between EU and UK
Date: December 14, 2017
Yesterday in the European Parliament, 81% of MEPs voted to support the agreement reached last week between Theresa May and the European Commission.
Mercy College ‘Always ahead of the Curve’
Date: December 4, 2017
Marian returned to her former school, Mercy College Sligo, in which she taught for many years where she held a dialogue with Transition Year students and addressed the school body at the launch of Aonad Loch Gile, the new...
Ray of hope for Forgotten Farmers in CAP Proposals
Date: December 1, 2017
In his proposal for the new CAP, Commissioner Phil Hogan has spoken of the need for flexibility so that Member States can design special schemes to cater to the needs of all young farmers and this, I believe, will allow Ireland...
7 Million Work Days Lost in Ireland from Back Pain
Date: November 21, 2017
“The Early Intervention Toolkit for dealing with musculoskeletal disease has proven its worth in 30 pilot programmes across the EU and is now ready to be rolled out in all Member States”.
Contribution of Young Carers not Recognised
Date: November 2, 2017
The statistics for carers in Ireland released today Thursday, November 2nd by the CSO were exceptional in that, for the first time, they identified 3,800 carers aged 14 and under.
Ireland GUBU on Apple Tax
Date: October 4, 2017
Ireland’s actions on Apple Tax have a GUBU ring to them.
Harkin Challenges Unionists on Border
Date: October 3, 2017
Unionist politicians in Northern Ireland have been challenged in the European Parliament on their attitude towards a hard border and upholding the Good Friday Agreement. In a speech on a motion on the State of Play on Brexit...
Increased Numbers offer Hopes for Fisheries re-opening
Date: October 3, 2017
The potentially lucrative fisheries of the high value Spurdog species could re-open due to the evidence of recovery in numbers.