Voluntary Organisations for People with Disabilities must be Supported
Date: December 3, 2013
It is vital that organisations which depend totally on voluntary subscriptions do not suffer difficulty in fundraising due to the current controversy surrounding top up payments to executives in a number of organisations.
Harkin assumes key role on EU Parliament Disability Group
Date: April 18, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (18 April) expressed her "pride and delight at being nominated Vice-President of the European Parliament's Disability Intergroup," noting that "the challenges faced by citizens...
Harkin Sponsors Launch of NUIG Yearbook on Disability Law
Date: April 12, 2013
Speaking after this week's launch of the third European Yearbook on Disability Law and Research, Independent MEP Marian Harkin hailed the "invaluable work being done by researchers in NUI Galway, both in driving the agenda...
Harkin Slams Goverment Axing of Disability Allowance
Date: February 27, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (27 February) called on the government to "urgently reconsider" the decision to end the national mobility allowance, arguing that it "sends the wrong signal about the nation's...
Harkin calls on Ireland to ratify UN Disability Convention
Date: February 26, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (25 February) called on the Irish government to "enshrine in law this country's commitment to its citizens with disabilities, by ratifying the UN Convention, but also by ensuring adequate...
Longford Independent Living Services must be Ring Fenced says Harkin
Date: October 19, 2012
Centres for Independent Living such as that in Longford will not survive further funding cuts having already seen support reduced by 15%. Instead, they should have their funding ring fenced in December's Budget, according to...
Harkin urges "no cuts to support" for Retts care
Date: October 8, 2012
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (8 October) said it is "absolutely essential that there are no further cutbacks in either respite care provisions or other support services for Carers and sufferers of Retts...
Marian hails European Parliament Traineeship for People with Disabilities
Date: September 22, 2012
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (25 September) lauded the European Parliament's new initiative which provides internship opportunities for people with disabilities, and urged qualifying Irish citizens to "immediately...
Fairness must underpin all Healthcare Cuts
Date: September 5, 2012
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today welcomed the Government's decision to reverse proposed cuts in personal assistance services for people with disabilities. The Ireland North & West noted that "the proposed cuts would...
Harkin Calls for Publication of Cregg House Report
Date: June 14, 2012
A decision has been forced on the Daughters of Wisdom order at Cregg House to cease the provision of service as despite a positive analysis of equivalent Cregg House and HSE costs, the HSE has declined to provide the level of...