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#Marian Harkin

# marian-harkin - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

# marian-harkin - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Resistance to antibiotics could be causing unnecessary deaths in Ireland

An Irish MEP has proposed that the use of the antibiotics without prescription be banned.

# marian-harkin - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Environment Department denies Europe could force us to pay higher water charges

Independent MEP Marian Harkin said the Commission could tell the Government to increase the controversial charge.

# marian-harkin - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

It's the first day of the new European Parliament and these Irish MEPs were really excited

It’s all happening in Strasbourg…

# marian-harkin - Thursday 29 May, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Morning. It’s Thursday… But on a brighter note, just one more sleep until the start of the long weekend.

After epic recheck, Midlands-North West sends Marian Harkin back to Brussels

Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher of FF conceded in the early hours of the morning.

# marian-harkin - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

MNW re-check could take days. "This is the democratic process" says Harkin

Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallager of FF requested the recheck after finishing just 275 votes behind Harkin.

# marian-harkin - Monday 26 May, 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# marian-harkin - Monday 19 May, 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

# marian-harkin - Sunday 23 March, 2014

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent Election 2014 This post contains videos

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent

The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.

# marian-harkin - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Six TDs and one MEP launch new political network for independents tomorrow

The main focus is on networking candidates and providing support and advice for people running in the 23 May elections.

# marian-harkin - Saturday 16 November, 2013

'Having a record helps': Marian Harkin hopes experience will help retain Euro seat

The former TD is the sitting MEP for ‘Ireland North-West’ but will compete in vastly expanded ‘Midlands-North-West’ constituency next year.

# marian-harkin - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal

The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.

# marian-harkin - Thursday 9 May, 2013

The 'astronomical' cost of asking a question in the European Parliament

Marian Harkin has hit back at claims that Irish MEPs spent less time in parliament last year – and asked fewer questions.

# marian-harkin - Monday 14 May, 2012

Independent TDs and MEP to call for referendum to be delayed

Shane Ross, Catherine Murphy and Finian McGrath are among those who want the Fiscal Compact referendum delayed in light of the political uncertainty in the eurozone.

# marian-harkin - Thursday 1 December, 2011

Gay Mitchell loses out again... in annual MEP awards

Mitchell was shortlisted for the Employment gong at last night’s ceremony, but was pipped by a French representative.

# marian-harkin - Saturday 5 March, 2011

Independents to meet on running Seanad candidates

Independent TDs, senators, MEPs and councillors will attend a meeting to see if non-party candidates can win Seanad seats.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: A race against time for coalition talks, the Queen’s visit is labelled “premature”, and cheaper electricity prices on the way.