Ireland Will Leave Itself Open To €Multi Million Claims Says Harkin

It was horrifying that the government had provisionally signed up to the EU Canadian (CETA) trade deal without Dail debate, and approval.  One of the consequences of this is that it would leave Ireland open to €multi million claims from foreign investors in special courts that were not answerable to national or EU courts.   […]

Macra na Feirme Delegation Visits The European Parliament

Independent MEP Marian Harkin met with a delegation from Macra na Feirme who came and visited the European Parliament for a discussion with MEPs on current problems facing young farmers.

Co-op Way Best For Farm Families – Harkin

The co-operative movement rather than the plc structure would best serve the interests of the majority of Ireland’s farmers in the future. This was strongly asserted by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she spoke at the 50th anniversary celebration of the foundation of Kilconnell co-op in Kilconnel, Co. Galway on Friday, July 29th. While emphasising […]

World Credit Union Conference Hears of Discrimination Against Irish Credit Unions

The continued anti credit union policy of the Irish government which required voluntary directors to be subjected to greater regulation than the Directors of the commercial banks was unacceptable and needed to change. This was asserted by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she spoke at the opening of the World Council of Credit Unions Annual […]

Construction Industry Federation Warns Regions Are Being Left Behind

A CIF delegation has warned that the West, Midlands and Northwest regions are being left behind in the terms of economic growth, infrastructure and job creation.  The CIF delegation met with Ms Marian Harkin Independent MEP from the North West constituency on Monday to chart a path to recovery for these regions. Western Region Director, […]

‘Fear Factor’ In Food Supply Chain – Harkin

“Today the European Parliament sent a strong message to the Commission on the need for framework legislation to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain. This will help to ensure that both European farmers and consumers have the opportunity to benefit from fair and equitable selling and buying conditions”. This was stated by Marian […]

MEP Marian Harkin donates to Family Carers in Laois/Offaly

Friday 25th September 2015, MEP Marian Harkin visited the Carers Association, Tullamore and presented them with a cheque for € 5,000 for supports for family carers in the Offaly/Laois area.  Marian has very kindly donated her TD’s pension to support family carers within her constituency which stretches from the West Coast to the midlands region […]

Harkin Clarifies Stance on Hogan Nomination

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.   She said: – “Despite an article in the Sunday Times wrongly stated that I oppose the nomination of […]

Harkin Slams LEADER Proposals

The action by Minister Hogan to move LEADER companies from direct community management to the remit of the County Councils will catapult us right back to the type of gombeen politics we should have left behind a generation ago.  His belief that the fingerprints of politicians or officialdom should be indelibly printed on every single […]

Government Regional Policy Fails Laois says MEP

The publication of the CSO County Incomes and Regional GDP study confirms the failure of the current National Spatial Strategy to provide balanced regional development and raises serious issues concerning the recommendations of the Pat Spillane CEDRA report. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she charged successive governments of failing to tackle […]