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...
Minister to Meet Objectors on Cross Border Interconnector
Date: December 23, 2016
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...
Marian Applauds Action in Castlebar Court
Date: September 13, 2016
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.
Use it or lose it’ says Harkin
Date: June 28, 2016
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.
Harkin Denounces Irish Politicians on Water Charges
Date: June 7, 2016
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 ...
‘To pay or not to pay', there is no Question
Date: June 2, 2016
“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...
MEP Slams Government on Asian Clams at Lanesborough
Date: February 15, 2016
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...
Inaction Over Asian Clam Invasion
Date: February 9, 2016
Harkin Urges Adoption of European Parliament Decision on Fracking
Date: February 2, 2016
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...
Decision on Galway River Works Due in February
Date: January 14, 2016
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.