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UN Invite for Marian

Date: December 8, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

As a contributor to the first ever report on volunteerism produced by the United Nations, Marian was invited to attend the meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York where it was presented. Marian was a member of the High...[more]

Placing Volunteering at the heart of Europe

Date: June 23, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Read Marian's interview with FocusScotland entitled 'CAP in hand - Marian Harkin MEP Placing Volunteering at the heart of Europe'. Related News View other recent news stories on the subject of Volunteering View archived news...[more]

Marian to Appear on European Parliament Facebook Chat

Date: May 6, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Are you a volunteer? What kind of activity have you been involved in? Or maybe you aren't yet but would like to become one? What do you think of this way of helping people? Marian Harkin (ALDE), lead MEP for volunteering-related...[more]

EU Must Distinguish Between Fraud and Error

Date: April 6, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

The European Parliament in its fight against fraud needed to distinguish between what was fraud and what was error. This was stated by North & West MEP Marian Harkin in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today, Wednesday,...[more]

Article on Volunteering

Date: March 10, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Read Marian’s article on Volunteering in Holyrood Magazine - the Scottish parliament publication (p.13-14):[more]

2011 European Year of Volunteering : "Our most valuable source of renewable energy"

Date: January 9, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Ireland’s most valuable source of renewable energy is its volunteer movement which will have a vital role in sustaining communities in the difficult decade ahead.  This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin in an...[more]

Speech by Marian Harkin MEP at the launch of the European Year of Volunteering 2011, Budapest, Hungary, 8 January 2011.

Date: January 8, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

First of all let me say that today is a wonderful day because as we know today marks the start of the European Year of Volunteering 2011. Every New Year brings with it new hope and the possibility of better days ahead but today...[more]

MEP Opposes Seanad Abolition

Date: January 3, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

If Ireland’s political parties have a genuine commitment to democracy they would not be seeking to abolish the Seanad. This was the view of Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she insisted that a reformed Seanad would be a vital...[more]

Interview with Marian on European Year of Volunteering

Date: January 3, 2011

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Marian is currently front paged on the European Parliament’s website in an interview concerning the European Year of Volunteering.  Read more.....[more]

2011 European Year of Volunteering Launched in Brussels

Date: December 2, 2010

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Volunteering Represents €Multi Billion Value in Ireland The Irish government's projected €2 billion current spending cuts for 2011 must not be allowed to reduce the availability of funding to vital voluntary...[more]

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