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A Midlands North West Member of the European Parliament has been nominated for MEP of the Year Award. Independent Sligo MEP Marian Harkin is one of three nominees for the award which covers economic and monetary affairs as well as taxation and budget issues. Ms Harkin has won the award…

MEPs in the European Parliament have been hearing from border communities in Ireland about their concerns over Brexit.   A delegation of people representing border communities against Brexit, visited the European Parliament this week.   The Independent MEP Marian Harkin – who facilitated the group’s visit – says it’s vital…

The Irish Government now has the chance to get rid of VAT on life-saving equipment like defibrillators. It’s after MEPs backed an overhaul of the VAT system across Europe allowing member states to have more flexibility to decide the rate applicable to some products. Difibrillators currently attract a 23 per…

Sligo MEP Marian Harkin has backed Europe’s position for new rules on digital copyright. The controversial measure has sparked debate over freedom of expression online – with musicians and creators campaigning for regulations on how material is used by global tech giants. The Independent representative for Midlands North West says…

Ireland’s multi-billion euro export market could be threatened if proposed EU road haulage rules aren’t reformed. That’s according to the Independent MEP Marian Harkin. On Wednesday MEPs rejected proposed amendments to the “Mobility Package” road haulage reform proposals. Marian Harkin says the vote could scupper attempts to make road haulage…