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Government back to Gombeen Politics says MEP

Date: July 9, 2014

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Harkin Slams LEADER Proposals[more]

Roscommon Women’s Group must be Supported

Date: June 23, 2014

Category: News Article, Employment, Volunteering

The hugely effective work done through the National Collective of Community based Women’s Networks (NCCWN) which includes Roscommon Women’s Network, is being threatened by new structures and regulations being imposed by a change...[more]

The Connemara Pony is a Great Ambassador for Ireland

Date: April 2, 2014

Category: News Article, Volunteering

The Connemara Pony is a great ambassador for Ireland". This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP following the launch of the Connemara Pony Elite Sales in Duffys Equestrian Centre in Galway.[more]

GAA should fund Sky Service for GAA Clubs

Date: April 2, 2014

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Because the GAA had been developed and sustained by voluntary effort since it's foundation the organisation had a duty of care to ensure that the deal with Sky did not shut off access to games to people unable to afford Sky...[more]

Harkin Lauds Role of Intel Workers in Securing $5b Investment

Date: March 27, 2014

Category: News Article, Volunteering

The news that Intel has spent $5 billion in preparing its Leixlip plant for the next generation of microchip technology has been warmly welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.[more]

Voluntary Organisations for People with Disabilities must be Supported

Date: December 3, 2013

Category: News Article, Volunteering, Disability Rights

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.[more]

Marian to launch European Campaign for Volunteer Rights

Date: September 7, 2012

Category: News Article, Volunteering

In her capacity as Co-Chair of the European Parliament Volunteering Interest Group, Marian will, in collaboration with the European Youth Forum, launch the European Campaign for Volunteer Rights on Tuesday, 18 September in...[more]

UN Consultative Meeting on Volunteering

Date: March 22, 2012

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Marian, as a member of the High Level UN Group on Volunteering, participated with delegates from all parts of the world in a 3 day consultative meeting on March 19th – 21st at the UN in New York. The meeting entitled...[more]

Sligo Champion Article - Volunteering

Date: December 21, 2011

Category: News Article, Sligo Champion Articles, Volunteering

As I sit here in a very downbeat Strasbourg following the failure of European leaders to deal adequately with the financial crisis, I am tempted, sorely tempted to write of my disappointment, my frustration and my fears, but the...[more]

Marian "honoured" by Outstanding Contribution MEP Award

Date: December 8, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin was last night (29 November) presented with the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ in the ‘MEP 2011 Awards’ organised by the Brussels based ‘The Parliament Magazine’.  The award was in...[more]

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