Brussels Bureaucrats Will no Longer Decide Irish GMO Policy
Date: January 13, 2015
The clear opposition of the European Parliament to the unacceptable power of multinational corporations to sue Member States of the European Union when they do not get their way was demonstrated in Strasbourg today, Tuesday,...
Minister Accused of Discrimination against Hill Farmers
Date: December 4, 2014
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has expressed astonishment that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is insisting on imposing regulations in regard to hill and commonage farmers participating in the new GLAS environmental...
Tubbercurry moves Questioned by Harkin
Date: October 13, 2014
When a major farmer owned co-operative takes a decision to move from a small rural town to a significantly bigger urban area, it reveals the difficulty facing those seeking to maintain the economic and social fabric of rural...
Common Sense Agreement Vital For Hill Farmers says MEP
Date: September 18, 2014
The agreement reached between the Department of Agriculture and the Hill Farmers Action Group concerning access to the new GLAS scheme has been warmly welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.
Brussels Next for Hill Farmers Following Letterkenny Meeting
Date: September 7, 2014
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has organised a meeting in Brussels on the issue of new rules being imposed by the Department of Agriculture on the owners of commonage land in Donegal and other hill areas of the country.
Confront the Russians Through Policy Measures
Date: August 7, 2014
Ireland must stand four square behind a collective EU response to the Russian decision to ban imports of food products from the European Union.
Harkin Welcomes Unified Approach on Seaweed
Date: May 18, 2014
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...
Ireland Misses Out on €Millions of EU Funding for Food Promotion
Date: May 5, 2014
Ireland, which missed out on this weeks’ allocation of €46.5 million under the EU’s food promotion programme should immediately prepare to avail of the future funding which will increase from €60 million in 2014 to €200 million...
O’Leary Deluded about Rural Ireland & Farm Subsidies
Date: April 19, 2014
Statements by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary concerning rural Ireland and small farmers were as unacceptable as his recent joke about the Queen.
Harkin Slams Need for Brussels Competition Meeting
Date: April 9, 2014
Today, Wednesday, April 9th, Independent MEP Marian Harkin organised a meeting in Brussels with DG Competition and representatives from the ICOS, IFA and Northern Ireland Livestock Marts and cattle finishers to discuss anti...