Colleagues Appointed to French Cabinet
Date: May 18, 2017
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.
EU Report on Globalisation ‘Not Before Time'
Date: May 17, 2017
“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...
ECJ Judgement a Victory for Citizens Concerns on Investor Courts
Date: May 16, 2017
“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...
Benefits of Community Action in Clifden
Date: May 11, 2017
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...
Feevagh School Highly Praised
Date: May 10, 2017
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.
EU paid leave proposal for family carers warmly welcomed
Date: April 26, 2017
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.
Agree on how to Build Ireland 2030
Date: April 24, 2017
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...
Ireland’s Brexit Needs Supported in European Parliament
Date: April 6, 2017
“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...
EU Consumer Confidence Shattered by Brazilian Beef Scandal
Date: April 4, 2017
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.
Call for Ban on Brazilian Beef
Date: March 23, 2017
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.