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Decision to Abandon Carers Strategy Slated

Date: March 3, 2009

Category: News Article, Carers

"I profoundly regret that the Government has decided not to publish the Carers Strategy. This is breaking faith with the 161,000 carers throughout Ireland who provide an essential social service and in doing so save the...[more]

MEP asks EU Commission to intervene in Brookvale House situation

Date: January 28, 2009

Category: News Article, Volunteering, Carers, Disability Rights

The funds which resulted from the sale of St. Davnet’s in Monaghan should be used to staff Brookvale House in Milltown which would provide the sheltered accommodation vitally necessary for people with intellectual...[more]

Carers Care but Do We?

Date: January 13, 2009

Category: News Article, Carers

The suggestion that An Bord Snip would examine the "Half Rate" Carers Allowance with a view to saving money must be immediately denounced by all sections of society. This was stated by Marian Harkin when she called for...[more]

Harkin Critical of Bank House Decision

Date: December 18, 2008

Category: News Article, Carers

The primacy of accounting over patient care is again being demonstrated in the HSE decision to close the supervised residential unit at Bank House Manorhamilton.  This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP when she strongly...[more]

Claremorris Meeting Debated EU Affairs

Date: November 10, 2008

Category: News Article, Carers, Euro/Finance

How the European Union could intervene to help Ireland and it’s citizens through current economic difficulties dominated discussion at the consultation meeting organised by Marian Harkin MEP in Claremorris on Saturday, November...[more]

Targeting Disabled Children Unfair

Date: October 22, 2008

Category: News Article, Carers, Disability Rights

Targeting disabled children in an effort to save money in the budget is unfair and unjust and the decision to get rid of the disability allowance for 16 - 18 year olds must be reversed. [more]

DG SANCO - Call for views on Annual Work Plan 2009

Date: September 17, 2008

Category: News Article, Carers

Introduction The European Parliament Interest Group on Carers was launched in June 2007 with the aim of ensuring that policy development at an EU level takes carers issues the issues of carers into account and to check policies...[more]

European Judgement - Good News for Carers

Date: July 18, 2008

Category: News Article, Carers

Welcoming yesterday's landmark judgement by the European Court of Justice Marian Harkin stated "that this judgement by Europe's highest Court has boosted the rights of millions of carers throughout the EU. The Court ruled that...[more]

Carers Strategy

Date: February 26, 2008

Category: News Article, Carers

Submission to the Irish Government on the Carers Strategy on behalf of the Carers Interest Group by Marian Harkin MEP and Kathy Sinnott MEP.[more]

Claremorris meeting produces proposals for E.U. Social Policy

Date: February 13, 2008

Category: News Article, Volunteering, Carers

The meeting organised by Marian Harkin MEP In Claremorris to discuss future EU Social Policy was a resounding success and provided many proposals to be forwarded to the European Commission.[more]

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