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Threat to Sligo Veterinary Laboratory Conflicts with Government Rural Policy

Date: February 20, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

The proposal by the Department of Agriculture & Food to close Regional Veterinary Laboratories such as that in Sligo, and to centralise services elsewhere, has been described by Independent MEP Marian Harkin as flying in the face...[more]

CETA deals a blow to Irish Beef Sector

Date: February 15, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

In the European Parliament today, Marian voted against the proposed EU trade agreement with Canada.[more]

EU Globalisation Fund Opportunity for HP Inc Should be Taken

Date: February 12, 2017

Category: News Article, Employment

Representatives of workers to be made redundant at HP Inc have been urged to make immediate contact with the Department of Education & Skills in order to access the range of supports available through the European Globalisation...[more]

Are Finance and Revenue facilitating continuation of VAT Abuse Scheme?

Date: February 6, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Why are some politicians, Government bodies and certain farming organisations willing to allow the continuation of a scheme which is an abuse of the VAT flat rate addition leading to the facilitation of significant over-claiming...[more]

MEP Highlights Value of Carers Work at Mullingar Event

Date: January 30, 2017

Category: News Article, Carers

The value of the work of family carers in Ireland can be seen in the fact that the work of the over 5,000 carers involved in Westmeath and Longford has been valued at over €60 million per year.[more]

€1 Invested in Volunteering returns €5/€8 says MEP

Date: January 27, 2017

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Sligo European Capital of Volunteering Programme Launched[more]

Minister to Meet Objectors on Cross Border Interconnector

Date: December 23, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has warmly welcomed the positive response from Minister Denis Naughten to her request for a meeting at which objectors to the granting of planning permission for an overhead powerline to Northern...[more]

MEP Supports Taoiseach on North Unity Call

Date: November 28, 2016

Category: News Article

A proposal that Northern Ireland could remain in the European Union despite Brexit has been raised by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.[more]

Government must Ratify Convention on Violence Against Women

Date: November 24, 2016

Category: News Article

One of the most common features of the 28 member states of the European Union is how similar the statistics of violence against women are in the different countries.[more]

Ireland Will Leave itself Open to €Multi Million Claims

Date: November 21, 2016

Category: News Article, Agriculture

It was horrifying that the government had provisionally signed up to the EU Canadian (CETA) trade deal without Dail debate, and approval. One of the consequences of this is that it would leave Ireland open to €multi million...[more]

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