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Ballinasloe Waste Plant to be Raised in Brussels

Date: January 29, 2018

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

Independent MEP Marian Harkin is to investigate if European Union regulations have been adhered to in relation to the waste facility planned for Poolboy, Ballinasloe.[more]

Leitrim a National Sacrifice Zone for Sitka Spruce

Date: January 15, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Environment & Energy

Following her recent meetings with community representatives to discuss problems associated with excessive afforestation in CO. Leitrim, Marian met with representatives of the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) in...[more]

Public Acceptability for North-South Interconnector should be a top priority

Date: September 6, 2017

Category: News Article, Environment & Energy

“According to the European Commission, they are supporting public consultation, public participation and public acceptability as part of any solution put forward or decisions taken in regard to the North-South Interconnector.”[more]

EU Report on Globalisation ‘Not Before Time'

Date: May 17, 2017

Category: News Article, Employment, Euro/Finance, Environment & Energy

“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...[more]

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]

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