Decision on Electricity Export Demands Review of National Energy Policy
Date: March 7, 2014
The decision by the European Commission to change its energy policy, and to question state supports for renewable energy, undoubtedly influenced the failure to develop an inter-governmental agreement to export wind energy to...
Call for New Energy Policy at Edenderry meeting
Date: February 27, 2014
MEP calls for Community Solidarity
EirGrid €3.2 billion Spend Questioned
Date: February 18, 2014
When former Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan accepts that Ireland’s entire energy policy needs to be reviewed it is obvious that there are serious questions to be asked about the current €3.2 billion Grid 25 project and...
Harkin Urges Public to Submit Views on State Aid for Wind & Other Renewable Energies
Date: January 14, 2014
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has urged everybody with an interest in wind and other renewable energy developments to respond to the invitation of the European Commission to submit views on a proposal for revised state aid...
EirGrid's €3.2 billion Programme must be Independently Justified
Date: January 7, 2014
The suggestion by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton, that the cost of undergrounding cables in the planned EirGrid development would prevent more balanced regional development was the type of argument...
EirGrid €3.2 Billion Plan must be financially Justified
Date: January 1, 2014
The public by accepting the harsh austerity measures imposed on them in the last five years, have earned the right to be consulted on all future major public expenditure projects.
MEP Calls for Stay on €3.2 billion project
Date: December 16, 2013
The Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources Mr. Pat Rabbitte has been strongly urged to take whatever action is necessary to delay the EirGrid planning application for the proposed North South electricity grid...
Harkin Launches Inishowen Eco Tourism Network
Date: December 16, 2013
The launch of the "Inishowen Eco Tourism Network is a real opportunity to develop and maintain a sustainable indigenous tourism industry in Inishowen". This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP when she launched the Eco Tourism...
MEP’s Alarm about Rabbitte Failure to back EirGrid Chairman
Date: December 5, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has expressed alarm at reports that Minister for Communications. Pat Rabbitte has failed to express confidence in Mr. John O’Connor to be the next Chairman of EirGrid.
Harkin Welcomes EU Sea Lice Decision on Proposed Galway Bay Salmon Farm
Date: November 25, 2013
The decision of the European Commission to re-open its investigation into the sea lice threat to wild salmon posed by intensive salmon farming has been warmly welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.