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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]

Cuts to Rural Development Programme a blow to rural Ireland

Date: May 27, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

“Despite the fanfare surrounding the announcement that the European Commission had approved Irelands Rural Development Programme delivering €3.92 billion euro to rural Ireland up to 2020, we cannot lose sight of the fact that...[more]

€100,000 of EU Funds Returned Unspent, neither Dublin nor Donegal are Winners

Date: March 25, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

"The fact that up to €100,000 ear marked for tackling youth unemployment is to be returned unspent to the EU is just not acceptable and clearly shows that once again we have dropped the ball when it comes to spending EU monies"...[more]

Meeting today on EU Fund possibilities for BOSE workers

Date: February 13, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

The possibility of retraining BOSE workers for jobs emerging from the expansion of Combilift will be among the subjects to be discussed when Independent MEP Marian Harkin and Cllr. Paudge Connolly meet with SIPTU and BOSE workers...[more]

Ireland to Receive up to €20 Million in Pre-Financing for the Youth Employment Initiative

Date: February 10, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

In a move to ensure that the Youth Employment Initiative is implemented as rapidly as possible the European Commission has sanctioned €20 million pre-financing to Ireland. Ireland has an allocation of €68 million for the Youth...[more]

Harkin to Seek EU Funds for Monaghan Workers

Date: January 26, 2015

Category: News Article, Employment

Independent MEP has called on the government to immediately apply to the EU Globalisation Fund to assist workers being made redundant by the decision of the Monaghan based Bose company to move the enterprise abroad.[more]

Firing Parents to Employ their Children No Solution to Jobs Crisis

Date: October 22, 2014

Category: News Article, Employment

Firing parents to employ their children at half their wages was no solution and the EU Youth Guarantee proposal should not be seen as an opportunity to abuse young people.[more]

Tubbercurry moves Questioned by Harkin

Date: October 13, 2014

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Employment

When a major farmer owned co-operative takes a decision to move from a small rural town to a significantly bigger urban area, it reveals the difficulty facing those seeking to maintain the economic and social fabric of rural...[more]

State and Community Need to Support Barnaderg Post Office

Date: July 29, 2014

Category: News Article, Employment

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has described as mature and realistic the call by the Barnaderg Post Office Action Group for every member of the local community to fully utilise the services of the local Post Office in the coming...[more]

Harkin Opposes Abandonment of Maternity Leave Directive

Date: July 16, 2014

Category: News Article, Employment

The proposal from the European Commission to consider withdrawing the Maternity Leave Directive was strongly opposed by MEP Marian Harkin in the European Parliament when she stated that women throughout the EU should have the...[more]

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