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Inaction Over Asian Clam Invasion

Date: February 9, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

No excuses[more]

Harkin Urges Adoption of European Parliament Decision on Fracking

Date: February 2, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Following her support for a vote in the European Parliament today, Tuesday, January 2nd to request EU member states not to authorise any new fracking operations, Independent MEP Marian Harkin called for all local authorities in...[more]

Decision on Galway River Works Due in February

Date: January 14, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Agriculture

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has welcomed the news that the decision of An Bord Pleanala on the planning application for works on the Dunkellin and Aggard rivers is likely to be made at its board meeting on February 29th next.[more]

Blame Brussels Myth Dispelled

Date: January 14, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Agriculture

At an all-party delegation which included MEPs and TDs who met with Environment officials of the European Commission, it was confirmed that all decisions regarding flood risk management and action is taken at Member State level. [more]

Viability of Galway School Threatened by Floods

Date: January 8, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

A national school in south Galway is threatened with losing pupils and a teacher due to the frequency of road flooding in the catchment area for Ballyglass National School. This was one effect of the flooding encountered by...[more]

Dredging of Rivers does not need Brussels Approval

Date: January 6, 2016

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Environment & Energy

We don't need permission from Brussels to dredge our rivers, we don't even need to notify them of our intention to do so but what we do need is an assessment of all the options available so that we can choose the most effective...[more]

EU Legislation should not be a Barrier to Flood Mitigation Measures

Date: December 15, 2015

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Environment & Energy

Urges Regional Funds for Flood Prevention [more]

Pay Back Needed for Shannon Water

Date: November 26, 2015

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The proposed €900 million Shannon water abstraction project must include a range of compensatory measures such as tackling the ongoing flooding of farm lands, particularly in the Shannon Callows, the ongoing flooding of homes...[more]

Undergrounding High-Voltage Cables Can Be Justified

Date: November 18, 2015

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

At a breakfast discussion in the European Parliament organised by Independent MEP Marian Harkin today, Wednesday, November 18th, it was indicated that the undergrounding of high-voltage electricity transmission cables could be...[more]

Continued Government Department Ineptitude could defeat Taoiseach’s Aspiration for Mayo Farmers

Date: October 5, 2015

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Environment & Energy

The Taoiseach’s hope that the newly announced Biomass Project for Killala could encourage the growing of renewable crops in Co. Mayo might never happen unless he ensures a more coordinated and proactive response from the relevant...[more]

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