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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…

There are fears the UK Government is failing to acknowledge the complexities of its existing relationship with the EU. North West MEPs have been reacting to Theresa May’s 12 point Brexit plan yesterday. Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuiness says leaving the single market and uncertainty about the customs union will…

A Sligo MEP says she’s ‘horrified’ that the Dail is not discussing a very important planned deal between the EU and Canada. The European Parliament will vote this week on a resolution on whether or not to refer the EU-Canada trade deal known as CETA to the European Court of…

Ireland could lose out if proposals for an EU-wide common consolidated corporate tax base come into force. That’s the warning from the Independent North West MEP Marian Harkin. This week in the European Parliament, the EU’s Economics Commissioner Pierre Moscovici outlined new proposals for a common consolidated corporate tax base…

A North West MEP says Irish politicians who are trying to blame Brussels for water charges have no legal basis for their arguments. Independent MEP Marian Harkin is asking if Irish politicians can continue to use the time-honored excuse that ‘Brussels made us to do it’ in relation to water…

The European Commission has still failed to get a qualified majority to make a final decision on whether or not to ban the weedkiller Roundup. Last week a vote was cancelled in Brussels on the re-authorisation of gly-phosate the key ingredient in Roundup as the Commission said that it would…

The European Commission has still failed to get a qualified majority to make a final decision on whether or not to ban the weedkiller Roundup. Last week a vote was cancelled in Brussels on the re-authorisation of gly-phosate the key ingredient in Roundup as the Commission said that it would…