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Welcome for European Parliament Vote to Remove VAT on Defibrillators

Date: October 3, 2018

Category: News Article, Health, Volunteering

“Today (3/10/18) in the European Parliament in Strasbourg we have taken a positive step in helping to ensure that medical equipment such as defibrillators can benefit from a zero VAT rate”. This was stated by Marian referring to...[more]

€1 Invested in Volunteering returns €5/€8 says MEP

Date: January 27, 2017

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Sligo European Capital of Volunteering Programme Launched[more]

Sligo – Designated European Capital of Volunteering

Date: December 5, 2016

Category: Volunteering

Today, Monday, December 5th is a great day for Sligo as London hands over the title of ‘European Capital of Volunteering’ to Sligo. [more]

Sligo Volunteers in Brussels

Date: October 13, 2016

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Winners of the Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach awards were among the delegation from Sligo who attended a volunteering conference in Brussels organised by Independent MEP Marian Harkin on Wednesday October 12th. [more]

Volunteers to Attend Brussels Event

Date: October 11, 2016

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Nineteen winners representing eight different groups who were winners of Sligo County Council’s Cathaoirleach Awards for volunteering will travel to Brussels this week for a three day visit sponsored by Independent MEP Marian...[more]

€5,000 Grants to Carers Groups in Longford & Westmeath

Date: August 1, 2016

Category: Carers, Volunteering, News Article

Marian, who grants her TD and teacher pensions to family carer groups throughout her constituency, recently presented cheques of €2,500 each to the Longford and Westmeath carers groups.[more]

Louth Photo Competition Launched

Date: February 2, 2015

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Volunteering among young people n Co. Louth was alive and well and contributing substantially to society and to the self development of those involved. This was the view of Independent MEP Marian Harkin following her visits to...[more]

MEP impressed by Youth and Volunteers in Co. Louth Visit

Date: November 10, 2014

Category: News Article, Volunteering

The energy and expertise of young secondary school pupils in Co. Louth and the commitment of volunteers in Drogheda Volunteering Centre were very positive indications for the Co. Louth of the future.[more]

Harkin welcomes interim funding for Women’s Networks

Date: November 3, 2014

Category: News Article, Volunteering

“The decision by Minister Alan Kelly to allocate interim funding to the National Collective of Community based Women’s Networks is to be welcomed, but under no circumstances should there be any further cuts to their allocation”. ...[more]

Harkin Clarifies Stance on Hogan Nomination

Date: July 14, 2014

Category: News Article, Volunteering

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has issued a statement concerning what she described as an inaccurate account in a Sunday newspaper of her position in relation to the nomination of Phil Hogan to be Ireland's European Commissioner.[more]

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