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7 Million Work Days Lost in Ireland from Back Pain

Date: November 21, 2017

Category: News Article, Health

“The Early Intervention Toolkit for dealing with musculoskeletal disease has proven its worth in 30 pilot programmes across the EU and is now ready to be rolled out in all Member States”.[more]

Varadkar Divide & Conquer Strategy Unfair to Carers

Date: October 5, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Disability Rights, Health

The divide and conquer strategy of Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar which aims to create tension between state pension receivers and carers in the upcoming budget emphasised the valuable role of the independent...[more]

International Disability Law Summer Shool in NUIG

Date: June 20, 2016

Category: News Article, Health, Disability Rights

Senator Tom Harkin who served 30 years in the US Senate, and 10 years before that in the House of Representatives, is a long term friend of Marian’s. [more]

Carers Save Government €4 Billion Per Year

Date: May 30, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Health

While welcoming the reinstatement of the Carers Support Grant to its previous level, Independent MEP Marian Harkin said that the government had a long way to go before meeting the deserved support of the country’s over 200,000...[more]

EC Report on Irish Economy a Mixed Bag

Date: May 18, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Employment, Health, Disability Rights

Today the EU Commission report card on Ireland's economic and social progress is a mixed bag with some improvements in the areas of Government deficit spending and a drop in unemployment levels but significant challenges in areas...[more]

MEP Accuses HSE on Carers Cutbacks

Date: April 20, 2016

Category: News Article, Carers, Health

The HSE has been accused of using the current political impasse to implement a totally unacceptable cut to homecare packages and home help hours.[more]

Diabetes Time Bomb Threatens Health Budget

Date: April 7, 2016

Category: News Article, Health

The fact that ¼ million people in Ireland suffer from diabetes, and that this number increases each year, indicates the vital necessity for greater resources to be invested in tackling the disease.[more]

Discrimination against West’s Arthritis Sufferers

Date: February 7, 2016

Category: Health, Carers, News Article

Ireland had one of the highest incidences of arthritis but the resources necessary to tackle the seriously debilitating disease failed to meet the needs of over 900,000 people throughout Ireland.[more]

International Epilepsy Day in Europe

Date: February 7, 2016

Category: Health, Employment, News Article

Monday, February 8th is International Epilepsy Day and earlier this week in the European Parliament in Strasbourg Independent MEP Marian Harkin launched a poster exhibition to mark the event. Referring to the theme for 2016...[more]

Sugar - Pure, White and Deadly

Date: January 19, 2016

Category: News Article, Health

EU should limit sugar in baby food[more]

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