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Harkin Opens Training Room at Monaghan Centre

Date: November 22, 2010

Category: News Article, Volunteering

The pressures resulting from the current economic turmoil in the country has placed an even greater emphasis on the role of the voluntary sector and on organisations like the Monaghan Life Support Centre in providing badly needed...[more]

Impact of EU Volunteering Year 2011 on Cancer Research Groups

Date: November 9, 2010

Category: News Article, Health, Volunteering

On 16 November, Marian will meet with representatives from Cancer Research UK, to discuss how the role of cancer support and research groups can be advanced during the forthcoming European Year of Volunteering 2011. Cancer...[more]

MEP Lauds Athlone's 'Flashmob' Volunteers

Date: October 4, 2010

Category: News Article, Volunteering

The current financial crisis in Ireland has emphasised the role and value of older volunteers and their role in volunteering in the community. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she spoke at St. Kieran’s...[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]

Despite the Pledge of EU Governments - 79 million At Risk of Poverty

Date: February 23, 2010

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Despite the pledge made in 2000 by the EU Heads of State at the launch of the Lisbon Strategy, 16% of EU citizens still live below the poverty line. This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP when she spoke at a conference for Scouts...[more]

Clare Volunteers Praised by MEP

Date: February 21, 2010

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Co. Clare had every right to feel proud of its involvement in volunteering and as MEP for Clare, she was proud to represent a county in the European Parliament where commitment to ‘work of the heart’ was so strong. This was...[more]

Volunteer Management Training Certificate Presentation at Sligo Volunteer Centre.

Date: January 27, 2010

Category: News Article, Volunteering

On Friday 22nd January Sligo Volunteer Centre presented Certificates to participants who had successfully completed Volunteer Management Training.  Volunteer Management Training is an initiative being rolled out around...[more]

Stop VAT for Voluntary Organisations

Date: January 21, 2010

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Marian Harkin, MEP has pushed the European Commission for more details on the VAT review scheduled by the Commission for 2010 particularly with regard to voluntary organisations.  The European Commission is considering...[more]

Flood Emergency Highlights Role of Volunteers

Date: December 3, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

In emergencies such as occurred recently in the flooding of many parts of the country, the earliest responders and activists were volunteers. This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP when she addressed the Annual Members Meeting of...[more]

European Parliament Supports Irish MEPs Campaign for Year of Volunteering

Date: November 26, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

As leader of the campaign to have the year 2011 designated by the EU as ‘The European Year of Volunteering’, Marian Harkin MEP has warmly welcomed the overwhelming vote in favour of the designation by the European Parliament in...[more]

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