Bord na Mona Workers Could Be In Line For EU Fund – Harkin

Workers to be made redundant in Bord na Mona could avail of assistance under the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).  This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin who was the chief negotiator for the European Parliament for the setting up of the current EGF. She said: “The priority right now is to concentrate on the workers […]

European Parliament Vote On CAP Cannot Be Ignored – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission.   Joe Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget that supports farmers.   “Our members have been busy lobbying […]

MEPs vote to ban single use plastics

The European Parliament has voted through legislation to ban single use plastics like cotton buds, stirrers, plastic plates and cutlery, Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament has confirmed. “The new law is aimed at reducing waste from single-use plastic products, which is polluting oceans and clogging landfills. Our oceans are swimming in plastic […]

MEP Kelly calls for support under EU fund for laid off peat workers

MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has reiterated his call on the Government to ensure that money raised from the auctioning of carbon allowances under the EU’s emissions trading scheme is allocated to supporting the workers and areas set to be impacted by the transition away […]

Buying on-line: Parliament beefs up protection against fraudsters

37% of online shops and booking websites for travel, entertainment, clothing, electronic goods and consumer credit services were found to be in breach of EU consumer laws in 2014 national authorities will get more powers to halt online scams and fraud coordinated actions to tackle cross-border infringements in the EU   EU-wide rules to better […]

Fine Gael Helps Trash Corporate Tax Transparency Initiative – Seamus Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has condemned a Fine Gael European Parliament vote on corporate tax transparency, saying the party has helped secretive multinationals avoid public scrutiny of their tax affairs. This follows a joint vote yesterday evening by the ECON (Economic and Monetary Affairs) and JURI (Legal Affairs) committees in Strasbourg, in which conservative […]

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.

‘Use It Or Lose It’ Says Harkin

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. This was stated by independent MEP Marian Harkin when she slated the European Commission for issuing confusing messages and, in the process, misrepresenting the position governing […]

‘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 […]

European Parliament discusses impact of U.S. Trade deal on Agriculture – In Private! – Carthy

The Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West, Matt Carthy, has warned that Irish farmers need to be extremely concerned about the potential negative impact that EU trade deals with the USA, Canada and Mercosur countries could have on Agriculture. Mr. Carthy was speaking following a meeting of the European Parliament’s Agriculture & Rural […]

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