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MEPs in Strasbourg have backed proposals this week to bring an end to the gender pension gap that exists in the European Union. Ideas include providing credits for maternity, paternity or parental leave and to those who leave their job to care for the sick and elderly. Independent MEP from…

A North West MEP who’s a longtime advocate for carers is welcoming a proposal to provide them with paid leave for the first time in Ireland. The proposal has yet to be approved by the European Parliament. MEP Marian Harkin, who is founder and chairperson of the Parliament’s Carers’ Interest…

Two members of the European Parliament from the North-West Midlands Constituency have contacted the EU Environment Commission in Brussels today over what they say is a ‘farcical situation’ involving the Lough Talt Water Supply Scheme in West Sligo. It follows a statement from Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice this morning claiming…

For every euro invested in volunteers, the return is between five and eight euro. That’s according to North West MEP Marian Harkin speaking at a civic reception hosted by Sligo County Council yesterday evening to mark Sligo’s selection as the 2017 European Capital of Volunteering. Council Director of Services Bartley…