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MEP Challenges Newbridge €70 million

Date: September 29, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The figure of €70million alleged to be involved in the problem at Newbridge Credit Union has been strongly questioned by Independent MEP Marian Harkin. In a statement issued today, Sunday, September 29th she said: “The Central...[more]

Harkin calls on EU Commission to curb airline fuel surcharges

Date: September 18, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (18 September) asked EU Transport Commission Siim Kallas to investigate the failure of airlines to refund fuel surcharges for cancelled flights, even when the same seat is re-sold.[more]

Central Bank Slammed at Newbridge Meeting

Date: August 31, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

What happens to Newbridge Credit Union will impact hugely on how the Central Bank deals with other Credit Unions[more]

Harkin Slams Government for Anti Credit Union Policy

Date: August 8, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Huge Public Support for Credit Unions[more]

Disgraceful that Irish Credit Unions are the only burned bondholder

Date: July 12, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (9 July) reiterated her "disgust and shock at the disdainful treatment meted out to the Irish Credit Union movement by the Government and Central Bank".[more]

If Iceland can prosecute its bankers for fraud, why can't we

Date: June 25, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has today (25 June) called on the Irish government to "follow the lead taken by Iceland and prosecute corrupt bankers who have committed financial fraud".[more]

MFF chaos as European Parliament negotiator resigns – Harkin

Date: June 20, 2013

Category: Euro/Finance, News Article

"The tentative deal on the 7 year budget of the European Union unravelled today as the negotiator for the largest group in the Parliament, the EPP, resigned. It is unclear as to the exact reason for the collapse of the tentative...[more]

Ireland Not a Tax Haven says Harkin

Date: May 23, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (21 May) "strongly refuted the suggestion that Ireland is a tax haven" and urged EU lawmakers to "stop counterproductively singling out individual countries and focus on bringing in real...[more]

Marian Blasts ‘Official Ireland’ Pressure on Credit Unions

Date: May 1, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The government would do well to have regard to the views expressed recently in the European Parliament by President Michael D. Higgins when he referred to ‘a deficit of democratic accountability in some decision making of an...[more]

Harkin backs Ballyhea message to Troika: "Ireland needs a better deal"

Date: March 27, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Following a meeting in Brussels with the anti-bailout Ballyhea Group, Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (27 March) expressed her support for the group's core message - the bailout terms must be eased if Ireland is to have any...[more]

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