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Harkin asks Commission to investigate "burning" of Irish Credit Union savings

Date: March 23, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (22 March) wrote a formal letter to EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier requesting that he investigate the legality of the Irish Government decision to "burn" credit union...[more]

Harkin Urges Funding for Cootehill School

Date: February 26, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

The Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn had a duty to ensure that a school which was designated Band 1 priority as far back as 2004 would be provided with the funding necessary to provide acceptable accommodation for pupils and...[more]

Dark shadow on Ireland's Promissory Note Deal".

Date: February 18, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin following the appearance of European Central Bank (ECB) President Draghi before the Economic Affairs Committee of the European Parliament today (18 February). "President...[more]

Harkin urges Taoiseach to seek special status for Border, Midlands and West

Date: January 29, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Ireland North & West MEP Marian Harkin today (29 January) called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to do "everything in his power to gain support at European Council level for additional funding for the Border, Midland and Western...[more]

EU must break the toxic link between sovereign and bank debt

Date: January 16, 2013

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (16 January) said that while Ireland's EU Presidency aims to deliver results for the 27-member bloc, Europe must likewise deliver for Ireland and "break the toxic link between sovereign...[more]

Marian Harkin believes that an Irish economic recovery can have positive, Europe-wide implications

Date: December 21, 2012

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

As Ireland takes the reins of its seventh EU council presidency, it is the best of times and it is the worst of times. The best of times, given that Ireland has an opportunity to play to its strengths, to utilise its experience,...[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]

Ireland right to be "green with envy" of Spanish bank deal: Harkin

Date: December 4, 2012

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Last week, a German newspaper alluded to Ireland's "jealousy" when details of the latest Greek bailout deal were published. Now, with the approval of European Stability Mechanism (ESM) funding to recapitalise Spanish...[more]

Ireland should get same bank deal as Greece: Harkin

Date: November 29, 2012

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Ireland has an opportunity to strike while the iron is hot and secure an improved bank deal from the EU, following the latest concessions granted to Greece, according to Independent MEP Marian Harkin. Speaking today (29...[more]

Harkin rubbishes Ireland's" austerity poster child" image

Date: November 28, 2012

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Independent MEP Marian Harkin today (28 November) rubbished the "austerity poster child" image of Ireland when challenging EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn in the European Parliament. Addressing a Joint...[more]

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