Cuts to Rural Development Programme a blow to rural Ireland
Date: May 27, 2015
“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...
€100,000 of EU Funds Returned Unspent, neither Dublin nor Donegal are Winners
Date: March 25, 2015
"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"...
Meeting today on EU Fund possibilities for BOSE workers
Date: February 13, 2015
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...
Ireland to Receive up to €20 Million in Pre-Financing for the Youth Employment Initiative
Date: February 10, 2015
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...
Harkin to Seek EU Funds for Monaghan Workers
Date: January 26, 2015
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.
Firing Parents to Employ their Children No Solution to Jobs Crisis
Date: October 22, 2014
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.
Tubbercurry moves Questioned by Harkin
Date: October 13, 2014
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...
State and Community Need to Support Barnaderg Post Office
Date: July 29, 2014
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...
Harkin Opposes Abandonment of Maternity Leave Directive
Date: July 16, 2014
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...
Roscommon Women’s Group must be Supported
Date: June 23, 2014
The hugely effective work done through the National Collective of Community based Women’s Networks (NCCWN) which includes Roscommon Women’s Network, is being threatened by new structures and regulations being imposed by a change...