Positive outcome in EU Parliament for workers in Medical Devices Industry
Date: October 22, 2013
132 Medical Devices Companies in Ireland
Intel Decision Endorses Irish Skills
Date: October 4, 2013
The fact that Ireland’s Intel staff has been selected to design the company’s next computer chip is a major endorsement of Ireland’s skill base and firmly quashes the idea that major IT companies only locate in this country for...
Harkin Welcomes Progress on €1 billion Globalisation Fund
Date: October 1, 2013
The €1 billion plus European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) appears to be back on track with the outcome of last night’s trialogue in Brussels indicating full agreement in the weeks ahead.
EU Fund for redundant workers good to go
Date: June 20, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (20 June) congratulated the Irish EU Presidency for brokering a deal to maintain the EU Globalisation Fund, "in particular for the young unemployed and those who lose their job as a result of...
Failure to retain jobless fund "a nail in the coffin of EU social values
Date: May 23, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (23 May) slammed EU leaders for failing to maintain the Globalisation Fund for redundant workers, stating that this was "a nail in the coffin of EU social values at the very time when they are...
Harkin backs 'Strong, Independent Irish Candidate for EU Ombudsman Job
Date: May 21, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (21 May) gave her full back backing to Irish Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly's candidacy for EU Ombudsman, highlighting her "impressive track record as a strong and politically independent figure".
EU Council Must Stand by its most Deprived Citizens
Date: May 20, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (20 May) called on those EU Member States opposing a fund to give food aid to Europe's most deprived to "recognise the dire need to supplement national budgets in an effort to try to reduce...
Drop opposition to Globalisation Fund, Harkin tells EU leaders
Date: April 25, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (25 April) urged the last remaining EU Member States opposing the continuation of the EU Globalisation Fund (EGF) to "re-evaluate, reconsider, and remove the obstacles to keeping this fund...
Make 2014 the European year for reconciling work and family life
Date: April 10, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (10 April) called on the European Commission to "urgently come to a final decision and declare 2014 the European year for reconciling work and family life". Harkin noted that a...
Youth Guarantee a small step, but giant leaps are needed
Date: January 14, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has welcomed the EU "Youth Guarantee" as a "tangible indication" that Europe is responding to the youth unemployment crisis. However, she cautioned that it is only a first step,...