EU Report on Globalisation ‘Not Before Time'
Date: May 17, 2017
“Globalisation currently involves extra judicial courts but no binding mechanisms to enforce environmental standards, health and safety standards and decent work conditions”. These points were emphasised by Marian when she...
Agree on how to Build Ireland 2030
Date: April 24, 2017
A proposal that Ireland’s politicians should agree on a minimum 10 year infrastructural investment programme, which would bridge at least two governments, was proposed by Independent MEP Marian Harkin at a conference in Dublin on...
MEP Proposes Arbitrator for Tesco Dispute
Date: February 22, 2017
Workers in Tesco and throughout the retail sector deserved a decent job which allowed them to rear a family, put food on the table and fund a mortgage.
EU Globalisation Fund Opportunity for HP Inc Should be Taken
Date: February 12, 2017
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...
Government Must Seek EU Funds for Longford Workers
Date: October 7, 2016
“The Irish government should immediately investigate the possibility of applying for the European Globalisation Fund in the event of redundancies at Cameron Ireland Ltd. in Longford. The threat to the 179 jobs must be taken...
World Teachers Day Teachers Must be Respected Through Pay and Conditions
Date: October 5, 2016
Today – World Teachers Day – in saluting a profession, which constitutes an invaluable service to society in Ireland, it was regrettable that 50% of all young teachers are employed on temporary or part-time basis.
MEP Urges Shorter Route to Obtain Apple Decision
Date: September 1, 2016
A less costly and quicker way to establish whether state aid regulations have been breached in the Apple issue would be to seek clarification from the European Court of Justice rather than instigating a challenge.
Castlepollard Seats Rio
Date: September 1, 2016
A little known fact about the Rio Olympics is that Mergon International in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath was responsible for seating those attending the events.
The €13 billion Question Has Been Asked
Date: August 30, 2016
The decision by the EU Commission that Apple should repay €13bn to the Irish exchequer has profound implications for Ireland, for the EU, for foreign direct investment into the EU and, in that context, for Brexit.
Discussions on Construction Issues with FIEC in Brussels
Date: July 19, 2016
Following her meeting with representatives of the CIF, West & Midlands region, Marian met with executives of the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) in Brussels. The FIEC represents the interest of the construction...