Threat to Sligo Veterinary Laboratory Conflicts with Government Rural Policy
Date: February 20, 2017
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...
CETA deals a blow to Irish Beef Sector
Date: February 15, 2017
In the European Parliament today, Marian voted against the proposed EU trade agreement with Canada.
EU Globalisation Fund Opportunity for HP Inc Should be Taken
Date: February 12, 2017
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...
Are Finance and Revenue facilitating continuation of VAT Abuse Scheme?
Date: February 6, 2017
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...
MEP Highlights Value of Carers Work at Mullingar Event
Date: January 30, 2017
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.
€1 Invested in Volunteering returns €5/€8 says MEP
Date: January 27, 2017
Sligo European Capital of Volunteering Programme Launched
Minister to Meet Objectors on Cross Border Interconnector
Date: December 23, 2016
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...
MEP Supports Taoiseach on North Unity Call
Date: November 28, 2016
A proposal that Northern Ireland could remain in the European Union despite Brexit has been raised by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.
Government must Ratify Convention on Violence Against Women
Date: November 24, 2016
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.
Ireland Will Leave itself Open to €Multi Million Claims
Date: November 21, 2016
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...