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Commitments Not Words Needed from Sligo Cabinet Meeting

Date: February 14, 2018

Category: News Article

The cabinet as it travels the N4 in the short distance from Castlebaldwin into Sligo will see tragic evidence of government failure under different administrations to provide a safe road to the main town of the North...[more]

Discrimination in Earnings an Unexploded Bomb

Date: February 11, 2018

Category: News Article, Employment

The fact that younger workers were losing significant income share as opposed to older workers was increasing year on year and was an unexploded bomb in communities.[more]

Any Capitulation on Mercusor Beef a Disaster

Date: January 30, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Marian has strongly criticised the proposed EU-Mercusor trade deal as a sell-out of EU agriculture, with Ireland the single biggest casualty.[more]

€2,500 Donation for Loughrea Carers

Date: January 29, 2018

Category: News Article, Carers

Loughrea’s Family Carers Group were part of the wonderful voluntary band of carers throughout the country without whom the quality of the lives of those needing ongoing care would be considerably less.[more]

Ballinasloe Waste Plant to be Raised in Brussels

Date: January 29, 2018

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin is to investigate if European Union regulations have been adhered to in relation to the waste facility planned for Poolboy, Ballinasloe.[more]

Leitrim a National Sacrifice Zone for Sitka Spruce

Date: January 15, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Environment & Energy

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...[more]

Forestry Threatens to Decimate Leitrim Communities

Date: January 7, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture

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.[more]

81% of MEPs back agreement between EU and UK

Date: December 14, 2017

Category: News Article

Yesterday in the European Parliament, 81% of MEPs voted to support the agreement reached last week between Theresa May and the European Commission.[more]

Mercy College ‘Always ahead of the Curve’

Date: December 4, 2017

Category: News Article

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...[more]

Ray of hope for Forgotten Farmers in CAP Proposals

Date: December 1, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

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...[more]

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