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MEP Supports Undergrounding of 400kv Power Lines

Date: November 6, 2013

Category: News Article, Health, Environment & Energy

Given that the North East 400kv electricity lines will be the first of 3 major applications for overhead power lines, it is crucial that all those who support the undergrounding of high voltage power lines throughout the country...[more]

Harkin to bring Wind Farm Campaigners to Brussels

Date: September 17, 2013

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Following a meeting in Portlaoise with Henry Fingleton, Chairperson of the group "People over Wind", Rosemary Sharp, Committee member and members of the Midlands Alliance group, Marian Harkin MEP stated that she has organised a...[more]

Sligo Champion Article - Wind Turbines

Date: August 29, 2013

Category: Sligo Champion Articles, Environment & Energy

One of the toughest decisions a politician is faced with is when you have to weigh up competing interests, in particular the rights of the individual vis-a-vis other interests, be they social, environmental or economic. Now and...[more]

Serious Issues Need to be Examined on Wind Farms

Date: August 14, 2013

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The clear message which emerged from the public meeting organised in Athlone on Monday, August 12th to debate the major wind farm proposal for the Midlands was that people felt unrepresented by the political and planning system...[more]

MEP Organises Wind Farm Meeting for Athlone

Date: August 2, 2013

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The recent huge attendance at the meeting in Mullingar where strong opposition to the proposed midlands wind energy development was expressed indicated the need for extensive debate on the issue.[more]

Facts are against fracking as a real EU energy option

Date: May 23, 2013

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The potential for shale gas to supply a significant part of Europe's gas needs was today (15 May) strongly challenged by Independent MEP Marian Harkin following a key energy conference in the European Parliament.[more]

Just €10 million cost if all Inspected Tanks Fail

Date: February 20, 2013

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Because of the relatively low number of septic tank inspections to be carried out, and their focus, it will mean that the total cost to the State for remedial works where they arise will be quite small. This was stated by...[more]

EU Parliament votes to make noisy vehicles quieter, and quiet vehicles noisier

Date: February 6, 2013

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (6 February) supported moves by MEPs to bring in rules which will limit noise levels from EU motor vehicles, while increasing the noise generated by electric vehicles for the increased safety...[more]

Harkin urges citizens to "make your voices heard" in EU fracking consultation

Date: December 20, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin today (20 December) welcomed the European Commission's launch of a public consultation on shale gas and hydraulic fracturing and called on Irish citizens to make "full, detailed and...[more]

Harkin "shocked by European Court decision on Irish septic tanks"

Date: December 19, 2012

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (19 December) described herself as "shocked and appalled" by the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to impose heavy fines on Ireland for breaching EU legislation on...[more]

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