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Minister to Meet Objectors on Cross Border Interconnector

Date: December 23, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has warmly welcomed the positive response from Minister Denis Naughten to her request for a meeting at which objectors to the granting of planning permission for an overhead powerline to Northern...[more]

Marian Applauds Action in Castlebar Court

Date: September 13, 2016

Category: Environment & Energy

The case on the Volkswagen emissions scandal being heard in Castlebar, Co. Mayo has highlighted the fact that there is no mechanism for a legal class action existing currently at EU level.[more]

Use it or lose it’ says Harkin

Date: June 28, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

The European Commission is attempting to move the goalposts concerning the issue of water charges in Ireland by giving contradictory responses to questions from members of the European Parliament. [more]

Harkin Denounces Irish Politicians on Water Charges

Date: June 7, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Irish politicians who were trying to blame Brussels on the water charges issue in pursuit of their own agendas had no legal basis for their arguments. This charge was levelled in the European Parliament in Strasbourg by Marian ...[more]

‘To pay or not to pay', there is no Question

Date: June 2, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

“There is no question as to whether Ireland will be in breach of EU regulations if we decide not to apply water charges”. This was stated by Marian Harkin MEP, having analysed EU Commission responses and a recent judgment from...[more]

MEP Slams Government on Asian Clams at Lanesborough

Date: February 15, 2016

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has slammed the country’s government departments and state agencies for their failure to designate a responsible body to tackle the problem of the Asian Clam infestation of the Shannon at...[more]

Inaction Over Asian Clam Invasion

Date: February 9, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

No excuses[more]

Harkin Urges Adoption of European Parliament Decision on Fracking

Date: February 2, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Following her support for a vote in the European Parliament today, Tuesday, January 2nd to request EU member states not to authorise any new fracking operations, Independent MEP Marian Harkin called for all local authorities in...[more]

Decision on Galway River Works Due in February

Date: January 14, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Agriculture

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has welcomed the news that the decision of An Bord Pleanala on the planning application for works on the Dunkellin and Aggard rivers is likely to be made at its board meeting on February 29th next.[more]

Blame Brussels Myth Dispelled

Date: January 14, 2016

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy, Agriculture

At an all-party delegation which included MEPs and TDs who met with Environment officials of the European Commission, it was confirmed that all decisions regarding flood risk management and action is taken at Member State level. [more]

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