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Harkin Welcomes Unified Approach on Seaweed

Date: May 18, 2014

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Employment

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has welcomed the fact that her proposal that the various interests involved in the seaweed sector should come together to deal with the seaweed harvesting situation arising from the acquisition of...[more]

Cynical Minister Hogan Castigated by Harkin

Date: May 13, 2014

Category: News Article, Employment

Minister for the Environment Mr. Phil Hogan has been castigated for cynical manipulation of media in order to achieve an unnecessary and counter-productive change to the way in which the LEADER programme is delivered in Ireland. [more]

Harkin Seeks information on Seaweed Factory Deal

Date: May 9, 2014

Category: News Article, Employment

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has expressed concern at the announcement that Arramara Teo, the State owned Connemara based seaweed processor has been sold to Canadian company Acadian SeaPlants.[more]

Unified Approach Needed on Seaweed

Date: May 8, 2014

Category: News Article, Employment

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has called for a unified approach by politicians and seaweed harvesting interests to secure an immediate stop to Government plans to sell Arramara Teo to Canadian interests.[more]

Don’t Impose Fuel Tax -Threat to Elderly & Border Jobs

Date: April 29, 2014

Category: News Article, Employment

he imposition of extra carbon taxes will not just hit those least able to afford heating fuel but will lead to substantial jobs losses especially in border areas.[more]

Co. Offaly Deserves Better from Government says MEP

Date: April 13, 2014

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Employment

The statistics contained in the Teagasc Index of Rural Towns published recently were further confirmation that midland counties like Offaly needed an immediate and effective response through government policies.[more]

Harkin Backs EU Minimum Income Scheme

Date: March 20, 2014

Category: News Article, Employment

The objective of the European Anti Poverty Network to ensure that adequate minimum income schemes were created in all EU member states should be fully supported through official agreement between all 28 countries.[more]

€1 Billion Boost for Unemployment Fund

Date: December 11, 2013

Category: News Article, Employment

Today, Wednesday, December 11th, the European Parliament voted by a large majority in favour of adopting the Harkin report which establishes the European Globalisation Fund, a €1 billion Fund to assist workers who have lost their...[more]

Globalisation Fund Possible for Pfizer Workers in Newbridge says Harkin

Date: December 5, 2013

Category: News Article, Employment, Euro/Finance

It may be possible for the Irish Government to apply for funding from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to assist redundant workers in Newbridge following the announcement of 150 job losses in Newbridge by Pfizer...[more]

New EU Programme Backs Government on Advertising Jobs in EU says Independent MEP

Date: November 21, 2013

Category: News Article, Employment

A programme which advertises job vacancies and CV’s for individuals affords an opportunity for those seeking employment within the EU and counters criticism of the government which has been accused of encouraging emigration.[more]

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