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Two north west Independent TDs are among a group that has now secured speaking rights in the Dail. Sligo/Leitrim TD Marian Harkin and Donegal TD Thomas Pringle are members of the group, as well as Roscommon/Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice, Catherine Connolly from Galway West, Michael McNamara from Clare and Joan…

A major promotion of Sligo and all that it has to offer is being launched in Brussels this evening (Tue). Hosted by Midlands North West MEP Marian Harkin, it includes an exhibition on Sligo in the European Parliament building. About 40 people from Sligo are in Brussels for this evening’s…

North west MEP Marian Harkin has accused the government of undermining the ability of the LEADER programme to create jobs and sustain rural areas. The current programme is currently ten months old and has yet to approve any projects in a number areas in rural Ireland. This is compared to…

MEP Marian Harkin says the GAA might be one of the largest voluntary organisations in the country. She made the comment at the launch of the programme of voluntary events to be organised by Sligo GAA at the association’s Centre of Excellence in Scarden, Sligo. It also coincides with Sligo having…

Survivors of the Thalidomide drug scandal need better support and compensation. That’s the view of North West Independent MEP Marian Harkin who was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. MEPs this week voted on a resolution calling for better support for Thalidomide survivors. Thalidomide was used in the late…

Iarnrod Eireann has today responded to complaints about crowding on one of the Dublin/Sligo trains last Friday afternoon. MEP Marian Harkin, who was on the 1pm train from Dublin, described the level of overcrowding on the train as ‘unsafe.’ However, Barry Kenny, of Iarnrod Eireann, told Ocean FM today that…