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Youth Guarantee a small step, but giant leaps are needed

Date: January 14, 2013

Category: News Article, Employment

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has welcomed the EU "Youth Guarantee" as a "tangible indication" that Europe is responding to the youth unemployment crisis. However, she cautioned that it is only a first step,...[more]

Harkin hails release of funding for Talk Talk workers

Date: December 19, 2012

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance, Employment

Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin today (19 December) welcomed the release of €2.6 million in European Globalisation Fund aid to help the 432 former workers of Talk Talk in Waterford. Speaking from the European...[more]

Harkin Challenges Government on Jobs Losses in Former Quinn Companies

Date: November 15, 2012

Category: News Article, Employment

The announcement that there will be a further 285 redundancies at Liberty Mutual Insurance will have grave consequences for the border areas and raises serious questions about statements by the Minister for Finance, Mr. Michael...[more]

Scrapping EU fund for laid-off workers would be "a backward step"

Date: November 6, 2012

Category: News Article, Employment

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (6 November) urged EU leaders to renew the EU Globalisation Fund beyond 2014, arguing that it is "a vital expression of solidarity for Irish and EU workers". MEPs on the EU...[more]

EU fund could be an option for Abbott workers

Date: October 19, 2012

Category: News Article, Employment

The 180 Abbott workers threatened with redundancy could possibly avail of the European Globalisation Fund (EGF), Independent MEP Marian Harkin argued today (18 October). "The fund is normally triggered when redundancy...[more]

Stiefel Labs decision "good news for Sligo"

Date: October 15, 2012

Category: News Article, Employment

Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin today (15 October) said that Stiefel Laboratories' decision to maintain its manufacturing facility in Sligo is "an extremely important outcome for the local...[more]

Harkin applauds St. Angela's role in EU Healthcare Legislation

Date: October 8, 2012

Category: News Article, Health, Employment

St. Angela's College, Sligo, has played and continues to play a significant role in ensuring that healthcare professionals who travel across borders deliver good outcomes in patient safety.This was stated by Independent MEP...[more]

257 New EU Jobs

Date: November 18, 2011

Category: News Article, Employment

The announcement by the European Investment Bank of €90 million in funding for development at University College Dublin has been warmly welcomed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.  She also welcomed the announcement of 257...[more]

Enterprise Must be Encouraged in 'Talk Talk' EU Fund Application

Date: October 11, 2011

Category: News Article, Employment

While welcoming the intention of the Government to apply for EU Globalisation Funds for Talk Talk workers, Independent MEP Marian Harkin has called for the application to give appropriate weight to supporting the creation of new...[more]

North & West MEPs welcome EU aid for construction workers

Date: October 5, 2011

Category: News Article, Employment

Ireland's North and West MEPs today (5 October) warmly welcomed the decision by the European Commission to allocate €51 million of EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) aid for retraining laid-off Irish construction industry...[more]

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