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No Houdini Like Smokescreen to allow UK Unilateral action to end Backstop

Date: March 12, 2019

Category: News Article

Tonight in the European Parliament Marian expressed her concern that some reports on the ongoing Brexit negotiations had suggested possible unilateral action by the UK to end the Backstop.[more]

Marian Nominated for MEP of the Year Award

Date: January 31, 2019

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Today the nominations for MEP of the Year were unveiled and Marian is one of three nominees for the MEP of the Year covering Economic & Monetary Affairs, Taxation and Budget. She is the only Irish MEP to be nominated. [more]

Marian Secures Backing of European Parliament for Workers Made Redundant Due to BREXIT

Date: January 16, 2019

Category: Employment, News Article

In the European Parliament in Strasbourg, today Wednesday, January 16th, a huge majority supported a proposal from Independent MEP Marian Harkin, to expand the scope of the new EU Globalisation Fund to specifically include...[more]

Ireland Must be Firm on Backstop

Date: January 15, 2019

Category: News Article

The overwhelming vote to reject the proposed Brexit deal between the EU and the UK should not mean any dilution to the backstop which was essential to protecting Ireland’s future interests.[more]

‘Dress for Success’ in European Parliament

Date: November 27, 2018

Category: News Article

Fashion designer and business woman Sonya Lennon was in the European Parliament today, Tuesday, November 27th, with colleagues from the international charity ‘Dress for Success’ which she brought to Ireland in 2011 and is...[more]

Mediation not Confrontation on Farm Debt

Date: November 27, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Where farmers are engaged in meaningful mediation with vulture funds, there should be no forced sales and consequent evictions. This was stated by Marian following a protest which she attended outside BidX1 offices, a global...[more]

Is this a Full Stop to the Backstop

Date: November 15, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Euro/Finance

'Have we finally reached a full stop on the backstop' - this is the question that many people are asking here in Strasbourg this evening. This was stated by Marian when she expressed her cautious optimism that the current...[more]

Bord na Mona Workers Could be in Line for EU Fund

Date: October 26, 2018

Category: News Article

Workers to be made redundant in Bord na Mona could avail of assistance under the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). This was stated, today, Thursday, October 25th, by Marian who was the chief negotiator for the...[more]

No Backstop, No Brexit Deal

Date: October 24, 2018

Category: News Article

“It is said that we have made 90 – 95% progress in agreeing the Brexit negotiations, yet there is zero progress if there is no solution on the Irish border”. These were the words spoken by Guy Verhofstadt, the Chief Brexit...[more]

Welcome for European Parliament Vote to Remove VAT on Defibrillators

Date: October 3, 2018

Category: News Article, Health, Volunteering

“Today (3/10/18) in the European Parliament in Strasbourg we have taken a positive step in helping to ensure that medical equipment such as defibrillators can benefit from a zero VAT rate”. This was stated by Marian referring to...[more]

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