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Call for Support for Domestic Workers and Carers

Date: April 28, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Employment

A report in the European Parliament has adopted a proposal that a Carers Leave Directive should be developed. This was warmly welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin who stated that she had called for such a proposal on many...[more]

International Epilepsy Day in Europe

Date: February 7, 2016

Category: Health, Employment, News Article

Monday, February 8th is International Epilepsy Day and earlier this week in the European Parliament in Strasbourg Independent MEP Marian Harkin launched a poster exhibition to mark the event. Referring to the theme for 2016...[more]

Specific Actions not Action Plans needed for Sligo

Date: January 27, 2016

Category: News Article, Employment

The decision of Elanco to close its Sligo plant with the loss of a further 100 jobs was another blow to Sligo which was already the fourth worst county in Ireland for Enterprise Ireland supported jobs.[more]

Aircraft Workers to Benefit from EU Fund

Date: December 16, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has warmly welcomed the approval by the European Parliament of a €½ million from the European Globalisation Fund (EGF) which will benefit workers made redundant by the PWA international aircraft...[more]

Welcome for Permits for Migrant Fishermen

Date: November 20, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

The decision by the Minister for Agriculture & the Marine Simon Coveney to introduce a permit system for non –EU fishermen to work legally in Ireland has been warmly welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin[more]

Harkin Calls for Action on Trafficked Fishermen

Date: November 12, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

In a speech in the European Parliament Independent MEP Marian Harkin said that action on illegal trafficking of fishermen had to be taken by Ireland and the EU.[more]

Immediate Action Needed to Establish Facts on Trafficking in Fishing Industry

Date: November 3, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

The decision of Minister Simon Coveney to create a cumbersome inter departmental, multi agency taskforce, to investigate alleged people trafficking, illegal immigration and exploitative working conditions for migrant workers in...[more]

MEPs call for Breastfeeding Friendly Places

Date: October 1, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment, Health

A new symbol to identify and promote breastfeeding friendly places has been launched in the European Parliament by a number of MEPs. This is accompanied by a call for all EU institutions to provide a suitable environment for all...[more]

No Medals for Irish Government on Discriminatory Treatment of Young People with Disabilities

Date: July 30, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment, Disability Rights

“In the same week as we are celebrating the achievements of the Special Olympians in Los Angeles and Team Ireland´s outstanding medal wins, it is incredible to think that at the same time the Irish Government is excluding young...[more]

Praise from MEP for Newbridge Workers

Date: June 2, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

“The work ethos and commitment to excellence of the workers in Pfizer Newbridge is truly an inspiration and just goes to show what can be done when people put their minds to being the best”. This was stated by Independent MEP...[more]

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