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Volunteering Good for your Health

Date: November 23, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Statistics produced by a number of countries have indicated that the contribution of volunteers represents 5% of GDP and produces a return between five and eight times for every euro invested in volunteering. This was stated by...[more]

Budget Must Not Hit Clare Accessible Transport

Date: November 2, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

“The service being provided by Clare Accessible Transport is a truly excellent model for ensuring rural transport that is accessible to all and that services the needs of rural communities”.   This was stated by...[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 Launches Calry Newsletter

Date: October 19, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

The production of a new Newsletter ‘Connecting Calry’ was further evidence of how the European Union connected to local communities by facilitating the community to create an important communications medium for itself. This was...[more]

Who do I call if I want to call Europe?

Date: October 12, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

“It looks as if Henry Kissinger's famous question - Who do I call if I want to call Europe? will finally have an answer”.  This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP when she engaged in a number of debates on the Lisbon Treaty...[more]

€1 million Extra for Volunteering

Date: October 1, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

The European Parliament Budget Committee has approved a further €1 million for preparatory work for the European Year of Volunteering 2011.  Announcing the decision Marian Harkin MEP, who processed the request for additional...[more]

Harkin Slams Proposal to Reduce Family Resource Fund

Date: September 7, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Since every €1 invested by government in Family Resource Centres (FRC) leverages €3  to €4  back to the community, there was absolutely no logical financial or social reason to accept the funding cuts proposed in the...[more]

MEP Presents Certificates to Westmeath Volunteers

Date: August 31, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

 “Volunteers in Co. Westmeath play a hugely important role in improving the quality of life of their local Communities”  This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she spoke at a function organised by...[more]

Harkin Praises Work of St. Vincent de Paul in Donegal

Date: April 28, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

“The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides a very important service and indeed is a life line to some people and as the largest voluntary organisation in Ireland the have a reputation for always putting people first”.  This...[more]

Mayo Volunteers Made Presentation in Brussels

Date: April 28, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering

“The Mayo Volunteer Centres provide a very valuable link between the volunteer and those organisations who are seeking volunteers.  They also provide advice, training, awareness raising of the importance of volunteering, and...[more]

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