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National Carers Strategy needed NOW

Date: May 31, 2011

Category: News Article, Carers

The Prime Time special on Carers has confirmed our worst fears, Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin claimed today (31 May), adding that the Government must urgently publish the existing Carers' Strategy devised but not...[more]

Budget cut to Carers "a careless mistake"

Date: December 8, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (8 December) slammed the Irish government's decision to cut state supports for Carers in the 2011 Budget, arguing that this "careless" move will prove a step backwards from ensuring...[more]

Marian Hails Recognition of Carers in Key EU Resolution

Date: November 11, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

Independent MEP Marian Harkin welcomed the "hugely important" reference made to Carers in a significant European Parliament resolution today, November 11th. The "Demographic challenge and solidarity between...[more]

Support Carers at all EU Levels, Marian tells NGOs

Date: November 9, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

It is imperative that Carers be supported at every possible level of EU legislation, Independent MEP Marian Harkin told the Annual Conference of the Social Platform of European NGOs on Friday 5 November. Speaking to the Social...[more]

Long Term Care a Responsibility for EU

Date: September 9, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

Long term care for older people while it is primarily the responsibility of Members States is also an issue for the European Union because of its nature and magnitude. This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP when she spoke in...[more]

MEP of the Year

Date: September 7, 2010

Category: News Article, Volunteering, Carers

Each year the European Parliament holds an ‘MEP of the Year’ competition where nominations are made by NGOs in support of individual MEPs.  Marian greatly appreciates the unsolicited nominations she has received.  To...[more]

Pensions For Carers Vital says Harkin

Date: August 17, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

People who give up their jobs to become carers should have the right to continue pension payments and establish pension rights for the future. This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP on Saturday, August 14th when she addressed a...[more]

Respite Service Cuts Slated

Date: July 7, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

The decision of the HSE to further reduce services to people with disabilities was once more a betrayal of the country’s disadvantaged and their caring families. This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP when she expressed...[more]

Work for Carers Rewarded by Nomination for Prestigious Award

Date: June 10, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

Marian Harkin MEP has been nominated for the prestigious MEP of the Year Award 2010 by Eurocarers the representative body for Carers in the EU in the social policy and employment field. The nomination is in recognition of her...[more]

Pension Credits for Carers Welcomed

Date: March 3, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

The decision of the Irish government to introduce a pension credits mechanism for carers has been warmly welcomed by Marian Harkin MEP, President of the European Parliament’s Carers Interest Group. She said: “Earlier this week...[more]

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