Marian Harkin

‘Sold a pup’: Farmers in west ‘lose out’ under current CAP

‘Sold a pup’: Farmers in west ‘lose out’ under current CAP

Farmers in western counties such as Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Roscommon are all losing out under current payments made through...

June 17, 2021

Agriculture minister gives assurances to farmers affected by Leitrim landslide

Agriculture minister gives assurances to farmers affected by Leitrim landslide

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has said that farmers and landowners affected by the Leitrim landslide...

May 7, 2021

Definition of young farmers ‘must be urgently clarified’ – TD

Definition of young farmers ‘must be urgently clarified’ – TD

An independent TD has called for the age after which one is no longer considered a ‘young farmer’ to be...

November 12, 2020

Call for ‘freedom’ for people to make short journeys to buy real Christmas trees

Call for ‘freedom’ for people to make short journeys to buy real Christmas trees

“We are being asked to shop local. Buying a real Christmas tree from a seller in your own area helps...

November 5, 2020

Leitrim as ‘sacrifice zone for sitka spruce’ raised in Dáil

Leitrim as ‘sacrifice zone for sitka spruce’ raised in Dáil

An independent TD has described Co. Leitrim as a “national sacrifice zone for sitka spruce” during a speech on forestry...

November 4, 2020

Proper support system needed for rural post offices – Harkin

Proper support system needed for rural post offices – Harkin

Independent TD Marian Harkin has said that a proper support system for rural post offices is needed to ensure they...

October 22, 2020

‘Future for some marts in areas of poor broadband is extremely grim’ under Level 5

‘Future for some marts in areas of poor broadband is extremely grim’ under Level 5

Independent TD Marian Harkin is calling for solutions to be found for marts with poor broadband, due to their “grim”...

October 21, 2020

‘Beef and sheep sectors need strong focus by government’ – Harkin

‘Beef and sheep sectors need strong focus by government’ – Harkin

The beef and sheep sectors, together with a range of small business, need and deserve immediate strong focus by the...

September 25, 2020

‘Government has made a pig’s ear out of land designations’ – Harkin

‘Government has made a pig’s ear out of land designations’ – Harkin

Independent TD Marian Harkin has said that “the government needs to understand what implications land designations could have” in years...

August 21, 2020

‘Landslide victims must be given an opportunity to access compensation’ – Harkin

‘Landslide victims must be given an opportunity to access compensation’ – Harkin

“Farmers and landowners in the Drumkeerin area must be given an opportunity to access compensation by way of state aid,”...

July 24, 2020

Calleary must ‘continue the convergence of BPS in the next round of CAP’ – Harkin

Calleary must ‘continue the convergence of BPS in the next round of CAP’ – Harkin

The appointment of Dara Calleary as Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine has been welcomed by independent TD for Sligo-Leitrim,...

July 15, 2020

Costs for small businesses are ‘mounting all the time’ – Harkin

Costs for small businesses are ‘mounting all the time’ – Harkin

Small businesses which constitute over 90% of Irish companies deserve immediate support by way of grants and loans to get...

July 13, 2020

Ministerial visit for area affected by Leitrim bog slide

Ministerial visit for area affected by Leitrim bog slide

Malcolm Noonan, the Minister of State with responsibility for heritage and electoral reform, will visit the area of Co. Leitrim...

July 13, 2020

Government aid sought to remedy damage caused by Leitrim landslide

Government aid sought to remedy damage caused by Leitrim landslide

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has been called on by independent TD Marian Harkin to provide government aid to remedy damage to...

June 30, 2020

Government disregard of the west ‘an issue of serious concern’ – Harkin

Government disregard of the west ‘an issue of serious concern’ – Harkin

“Unless I see very early indications that the incoming Government is prepared to deliver on my priority requirement of balanced...

June 29, 2020

Reopening of mart services ‘essential step in maintaining food supply chain’

Reopening of mart services ‘essential step in maintaining food supply chain’

The limited reopening of livestock mart services has been welcomed as an “essential step in maintaining the food supply chain”...

March 31, 2020

TDs call for urgent supports for independent radio and local newspapers

TDs call for urgent supports for independent radio and local newspapers

A group of independent TDs is calling for urgent supports for independent and regional radio services, as well as local...

March 20, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation ‘must include increased ministerial powers’

Emergency Covid-19 legislation ‘must include increased ministerial powers’

Increased ministerial powers have been called for by independent TDs Marian Harkin, Michael Fitzmaurice and Michael McNamara as part of...

March 19, 2020