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Harkin Calls for Carers Pension

Date: March 1, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

The decision of the UK authorities to introduce a pension credits mechanism for carers should be immediately followed by a similar long overdue decision by the Irish government. This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP when she...[more]

Carers must be a priority in the future agenda of the European Commission

Date: February 23, 2010

Category: News Article, Carers

Marian Harkin pushed for greater visibility for Carers and their work  today  during a during a meeting she organised with MEPs, the European Commission and NGOs. " It is time to ensure much greater visibility...[more]

Lack of Policies by EU Governments Fail Carers

Date: November 20, 2009

Category: News Article, Carers

Because healthcare is largely the responsibility of Member States of the EU, there is no harmonised EU policy in the area of health and long term care and no policy dedicated to family carers.  However the aging of the Euro...[more]

Retaining Resilient Rural Communities a Challenge

Date: November 1, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering, Carers

For the first time in history more than 50% of the world’s population live in urban areas while, at present, 52% of land west of the Corrib has been designated in a way which makes building a house in a rural area extremely...[more]

MEP calls on Catholic Church to Deal with Current Edition of Alive Magazine

Date: September 9, 2009

Category: News Article, Carers

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels this afternoon - Wednesday September 9th organised by Brussels based organisation 'Europe for Ireland', Marian Harkin MEP questioned the responsibility of the Catholic church in allowing...[more]

Carers Save State €2.5 billion Each Year

Date: May 29, 2009

Category: News Article, Carers

Ireland’s 161,000 carers save the State €2.5 billion each year but the State continues to undervalue their work and neglects their needs. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she spoke at the Annual General...[more]

Call in EU Parliament to include Carers in Social Security Systems

Date: May 5, 2009

Category: News Article, Carers

"It is very appropriate that today May 5th - 'The International Day of the Family' is being marked by a press conference calling on all Members of the Parliament to sign a Written Declaration which asks Member States to...[more]

Call for Community Support for Older People

Date: April 10, 2009

Category: News Article, Carers, Health

Vulnerable older people who had made their significant contribution to the building of the nation should not be deprived of the support provided under the ‘Community Support for Older People’ Scheme. This was stated in a letter...[more]

Seminar on European Year on Volunteering

Date: April 2, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering, Carers

As a direct result of Marian's commitment, drive and support for the estimated 100 million volunteers across the EU and over 1.5 million volunteers in Ireland - the European Commission has recently indicated that they are now...[more]

Commission Green Paper: Promoting a Sustainable Workforce

Date: April 1, 2009

Category: News Article, Carers

Introduction The European Parliament Interest Group on Carers was created in 2007 with the aim to ensure that EU policies take account of the rights, interests and challenges faced by informal carers. It is supported by some 45...[more]

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