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Contribution of Young Carers not Recognised

Date: November 2, 2017

Category: News Article, Carers

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.[more]

Ireland GUBU on Apple Tax

Date: October 4, 2017

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Ireland’s actions on Apple Tax have a GUBU ring to them.[more]

Harkin Challenges Unionists on Border

Date: October 3, 2017

Category: News Article

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...[more]

Increased Numbers offer Hopes for Fisheries re-opening

Date: October 3, 2017

Category: News Article

The potentially lucrative fisheries of the high value Spurdog species could re-open due to the evidence of recovery in numbers.[more]

Disability Activists at European Parliament Meeting

Date: September 27, 2017

Category: News Article, Disability Rights

Disability activists attended the Biannual Freedom Drive (BFD) in the European Parliament on a visit sponsored by Marian Harkin MEP The BFD was initiated by the late Martin Naughton, a fearless Irish advocate for people with...[more]

Good Outcome From Verhofstadt Visit

Date: September 25, 2017

Category: News Article

The visit I co-ordinated for my group colleague Guy Verhofstadt to the Monaghan/Armagh border, his statements there and subsequently in the Dail, offers hope that there will be no future hard border with Northern Ireland.[more]

New EU fund for free local Wi-Fi is Very Welcome

Date: September 12, 2017

Category: News Article

Marian has warmly welcomed the adoption of a proposal in the European Parliament today, Tuesday, September 12th, aimed at providing free access to fast internet in local communities. [more]

Public Acceptability for North-South Interconnector should be a top priority

Date: September 6, 2017

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

“According to the European Commission, they are supporting public consultation, public participation and public acceptability as part of any solution put forward or decisions taken in regard to the North-South Interconnector.”[more]

Marian welcomes Belgian referral of CETA Investment Courts to ECJ

Date: September 6, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Today Marian welcomed the decision of the Belgian federal and regional governments to refer the Investor Courts System of the EU-Canadian trade deal (CETA) to the European Court of Justice for its opinion on such courts’...[more]

Digital Economy Key to Balanced Regional Development

Date: August 30, 2017

Category: News Article

A fully functioning nationwide digital economy would provide each of Ireland’s regions with the tools necessary to build on its strengths and contribute to a stronger national economy by building stronger regional economies.[more]

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