EU Parliament Votes To Protect Work Of Artists And Journalists – Harkin

“Today the EU Parliament today sent a strong political message that the property rights of artists, creators and journalists can be enforced on the internet as well as everywhere else”. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin following the vote on “Copyright in the Digital Single Market “in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.   She said:- […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minister Cynical on Laois LEADER Accuses Harkin

Minister for the Environment Mr. Phil Hogan has been castigated for cynical manipulation of media in order to achieve an unnecessary and counter-productive change to the way in which the LEADER programme is delivered in Co. Laois. Responding to the publication of salaries of Chief Executives of Local Development Groups, Marian Harkin said that it […]