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The €13 billion Question Has Been Asked

Date: August 30, 2016

Category: News Article, Employment, Euro/Finance

The decision by the EU Commission that Apple should repay €13bn to the Irish exchequer has profound implications for Ireland, for the EU, for foreign direct investment into the EU and, in that context, for Brexit.[more]

Discussions on Construction Issues with FIEC in Brussels

Date: July 19, 2016

Category: News Article, Employment

Following her meeting with representatives of the CIF, West & Midlands region, Marian met with executives of the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) in Brussels. The FIEC represents the interest of the construction...[more]

Discrimination Against Young People with Disabilities in EU Scheme

Date: July 5, 2016

Category: News Article, Employment, Disability Rights

Ireland should not be permitted to slip slide out of its responsibility to ensure access to the EU Youth Guarantee Programme for young people with disabilities.[more]

Irish Carers Participate in European Parliament Conference

Date: June 15, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Disability Rights, Employment

Representatives of a number of family carer groups from counties Cavan, Kildare, Laois, Louth, Longford, Meath, Monaghan and Westmeath participated in a conference in the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday June 15th,...[more]

‘Fear Factor’ in Food Supply Chain

Date: June 7, 2016

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Employment

Unequal Relationship between Grocery Multiples & Producers[more]

West Region Jobs Growth Half National Rate says Harkin

Date: May 23, 2016

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Employment

The most recent report of the Western Development Commission which showed jobs growth in the western region at 2.8%, less than half the 6.3% in the rest of the country emphasised the absolute necessity for high speed broadband in...[more]

Make Broadband a Legal Right

Date: May 19, 2016

Category: News Article, Employment

The decision of the UK government to give a legal right to broadband will further widen the IT infrastructural gap between the rural regions of the Republic and Northern Ireland.[more]

EC Report on Irish Economy a Mixed Bag

Date: May 18, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Employment, Health, Disability Rights

Today the EU Commission report card on Ireland's economic and social progress is a mixed bag with some improvements in the areas of Government deficit spending and a drop in unemployment levels but significant challenges in areas...[more]

Equal Pay for Equal Work

Date: May 4, 2016

Category: News Article, Employment

Core principle must be established by new Government[more]

MEP Urges Rapid Fund Action for Intel Workers

Date: May 1, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Employment

Any workers made redundant by cutbacks in Intel should have measures under the European Globalisation Fund (EGF) assessed by the Department of Education & Skills and an early application made to support those who lose their jobs[more]

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