Reaction to Prime Minister Declaration on Brexit
Date: October 3, 2016
Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, I responded to British Prime Minister Teresa May’s declaration that they themselves would be in control immigration and pass their own laws.
Tillage Farmers Need Help
Date: September 27, 2016
Tillage farmers suffering great hardship in the parts of the country as a result of difficult harvesting conditions fully deserved to have an exceptional aid package specifically geared to offsetting their losses.
Beef Back on the Menu for Mercosur
Date: September 5, 2016
Despite the fact that EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, said in May that beef was “off the menu” in Mercosur trade talks and notwithstanding the removal of Tariff Rate Quotas from the exchange of offers, the EU...
UK Access to EU Single Market Could Pose Problems
Date: July 4, 2016
Negotiations on Brexit could be a double edged sword for Ireland with a need not only to protect our exports but also to strongly defend all sectors of our economy in any post Brexit scenario”.
Farmers Urged to Bee Friendly
Date: June 12, 2016
The European Parliament will be buzzing on Monday and Tuesday, June 13th/14th when the importance of bees to agriculture will be highlighted in a two day conference ‘Bees Caring For Europeans – Europeans Caring for Bees’.
‘Fear Factor’ in Food Supply Chain
Date: June 7, 2016
Unequal Relationship between Grocery Multiples & Producers
Urgent Action Required for ‘Forgotten Farmers’
Date: May 24, 2016
Referring to the publication of the new program for government, Independent MEP Marian Harkin said that Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed needed to urgently apply to the European Commission for recognition of the ‘Forgotten...
West Region Jobs Growth Half National Rate says Harkin
Date: May 23, 2016
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...
Is Beef still off the Menu
Date: May 10, 2016
In response to a question from MEP Marian Harkin regarding Commissioner Phil Hogan's assertion that "beef was off the menu" for the Mercosur trade offer this week, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström refused to confirm his...
No Mercedes For Beef Deal Acceptable
Date: April 11, 2016
The €28 billion trade surplus for chemicals and machinery between the EU and the Mercusor countries of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay indicates why EU countries with strong involvement in these sectors are prepared to sacrifice EU...