Harkin Refutes Higgins’ Attack on MEPs
Date: April 8, 2014
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
Crisis in Part of Horse Sector says Harkin
Date: January 19, 2014
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...
85% of Irish CAP Funds come from EU says Harkin
Date: January 18, 2014
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...
Meeting to seek Added Value for Artisan Food
Date: January 13, 2014
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...
Harkin Calls for Action on Surplus Horses
Date: January 13, 2014
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.
EU Experts to examine Health and Cost issues at Trim Pylon meeting
Date: January 9, 2014
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.
EirGrid's €3.2 billion Programme must be Independently Justified
Date: January 7, 2014
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...
Harkin Warns of Issues for Family Farming
Date: January 5, 2014
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...
Government Politicians Must Stop Closing of Roscommon DVO
Date: December 17, 2013
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.
Harkin Welcomes EU Sea Lice Decision on Proposed Galway Bay Salmon Farm
Date: November 25, 2013
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.