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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]

Teagasc Praised for Services to Farming

Date: November 21, 2016

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Despite continuous reduction in funding and staffing Teagasc had continued to provide the exceptional advisory and educational services necessary to support farmers as they seek sustainability in an increasingly challenging...[more]

Ireland Will Come Under Significant Pressure on Tax

Date: October 25, 2016

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The European Commission’s proposal on CCCTB (Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base) has real potential to reduce the amount of corporation tax that Ireland collects. This was stated by Marian during a debate in the European...[more]

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