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Harkin Refutes Higgins’ Attack on MEPs

Date: April 8, 2014

Category: News Article, Agriculture

A recent attack by Senator Lorraine Higgins on sitting western MEPs in relation to funding for western infrastructure has been firmly rejected by Independent MEP Marian Harkin [more]

Crisis in Part of Horse Sector says Harkin

Date: January 19, 2014

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Following a series of meetings organised by Horse Care Ireland throughout the country – the most recent in Carrick on Shannon on Friday last, Marian Harkin MEP is calling for Minister Simon Coveney to reassess his position in...[more]

85% of Irish CAP Funds come from EU says Harkin

Date: January 18, 2014

Category: News Article, Agriculture

As we assess the announcement today, January 14th by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney on the role out of the CAP in Ireland, it is worth noting that the 85% of €12.5billion for the agriculture sector comes directly from...[more]

Meeting to seek Added Value for Artisan Food

Date: January 13, 2014

Category: Agriculture, News Article

The food consultant who advised the Waterford group which recently achieved protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for the Waterford Blaa bread product will be the principle speaker at a meeting for Artisan and Boxty food...[more]

Harkin Calls for Action on Surplus Horses

Date: January 13, 2014

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Following a meeting with Horse Care Ireland Marian Harkin has once again called on Minister Coveney to take decisive action to support the Irish horse sector.[more]

EU Experts to examine Health and Cost issues at Trim Pylon meeting

Date: January 9, 2014

Category: Agriculture, News Article, Health

Experts on health issues arising from overhead cables and the possibility of undergrounding the major EirGrid projects will be addressed at an important meeting in Trim, Co. Meath on Monday, February 10th.[more]

EirGrid's €3.2 billion Programme must be Independently Justified

Date: January 7, 2014

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Environment & Energy

The suggestion by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Richard Bruton, that the cost of undergrounding cables in the planned EirGrid development would prevent more balanced regional development was the type of argument...[more]

Harkin Warns of Issues for Family Farming

Date: January 5, 2014

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has warned that the decision on how the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy is implemented in Ireland is not the only factor in deciding the future of farming in the less favoured areas of the...[more]

Government Politicians Must Stop Closing of Roscommon DVO

Date: December 17, 2013

Category: News Article, Agriculture

The proposal to reduce the staff at Roscommon’s District Veterinary Office from 15 to 1.5 was a further contradiction of the Minister for Agriculture’s repeated espousal of the value of Irish agriculture to the country’s economy.[more]

Harkin Welcomes EU Sea Lice Decision on Proposed Galway Bay Salmon Farm

Date: November 25, 2013

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Agriculture

The decision of the European Commission to re-open its investigation into the sea lice threat to wild salmon posed by intensive salmon farming has been warmly welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.[more]

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