Marian HARKIN : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Independent (Ireland)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Petitions
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-09-2015 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Petitions

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the financial year 2017  
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OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for the financial year 2017  
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OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) for the financial year 2017  
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Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the EU institutional framework  
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OPINION on the Statute for social and solidarity-based enterprises  
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OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational training for the financial year 2016  
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Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Minor interpellations 
Minor interpellations for written answer, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s Members. Rule 130a, Annex III

Major interpellations 
Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (A8-0177/2019 - Miroslavs Mitrofanovs)  
 

. ‒ The EU defines the key proposals on the labour market strategy for the Member States in the Employment Guidelines (EGs). The EGs are decided by the Council only, and therefore need to be reviewed each year. This year, the revised guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States have been amended to align the text with the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights, with the overall aim to improve Europe’s competitiveness and make it a better place to invest, create jobs and foster social cohesion. Essentially the revised EG’s are the following: Guideline 5 - Boosting the demand for labour, Guideline 6 – Enhancing labour supply, the access to employment, skills and competences, Guideline 7 – Enhancing the functioning of labour markets and the effectiveness of social dialogue and, Guideline 8 – Promoting equal opportunities for all, fostering social inclusion and combatting poverty. I voted in favour of this report, as it is important that the EG is moderated to reflect the goals of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Enforcement requirements and specific rules for posting drivers in the road transport sector (A8-0206/2018 - Merja Kyllönen)  
 

I voted against this report, as this legislation will have a massively negative impact on Irish road hauliers. Although I am not a member of the TRAN Committee, I have followed this file closely for the last 18 months. The Irish Road Haulage Association has always been advocating a reasonable Mobility Package. However, too many contradicting amendments went through the TRAN Committee filtering process (prior to the vote in Plenary) by a relatively small majority. Some of them encompass huge threats to the internal market. The Irish road haulage sector cannot afford these. I also voted to have these files taken off the agenda because it is possible that the next Parliament will take a more understanding position on posting, cabotage or driving and rest time. Unfortunately, the files remained on the agenda. With the ongoing issues surrounding Brexit, it is still possible that we will end up with a hard Brexit by accident; we now might end up with unaffordable social rules for Irish hauliers because these files passed through this Parliament.

Daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and rest periods and positioning by means of tachographs (A8-0205/2018 - Wim van de Camp)  
 

I voted against this report, as this legislation will have a massively negative impact on Irish road hauliers. Although I am not a member of the TRAN Committee, I have followed this file closely for the last 18 months. The Irish Road Haulage Association has always been advocating a reasonable Mobility Package. However, too many contradicting amendments went through the TRAN Committee filtering process (prior to the vote in Plenary) by a relatively small majority. Some of them encompass huge threats to the internal market. The Irish road haulage sector cannot afford these. I also voted to have these files taken off the agenda because it is possible that the next Parliament will have a more understanding position on posting, cabotage or driving and rest time. Unfortunately, the files remained on the agenda. With the ongoing issues surrounding Brexit, it is still possible that we will end up with a hard Brexit by accident; we now might end up with unaffordable social rules for Irish hauliers because these files passed through this Parliament.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 140, Rule 141, Annex III

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on the Social and Solidarity Economy  
- P8_DCL(2016)0124 - Lapsed  
Lynn BOYLAN , Nessa CHILDERS , Marian HARKIN , Liadh NÍ RIADA , Josu JUARISTI ABAUNZ , Matt CARTHY , Stelios KOULOGLOU , Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS , Martina ANDERSON , Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN , Estefanía TORRES MARTÍNEZ , Miguel URBÁN CRESPO  
Date opened : 30-11-2016
Lapse date : 01-03-2017
Number of signatories : 35 - 02-03-2017
Written declaration on access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions  
- P8_DCL(2016)0112 - Lapsed  
Marian HARKIN , Jeroen LENAERS , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU , Jean LAMBERT , Ivo VAJGL , Dame Glenis WILLMOTT , Biljana BORZAN , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Eva KAILI , Jutta STEINRUCK , Elena GENTILE , Heinz K. BECKER , Brian HAYES , Roberta METSOLA , Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Sofia RIBEIRO , Bogdan Brunon WENTA , Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI , Karin KADENBACH , Merja KYLLÖNEN  
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 179 - 25-01-2017
Written declaration on promoting fish consumption  
- P8_DCL(2016)0095 - Lapsed  
Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Tonino PICULA , Jozo RADOŠ , Patricija ŠULIN , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Nedzhmi ALI , Brian HAYES , Ruža TOMAŠIĆ , Ivana MALETIĆ , Anna ZÁBORSKÁ , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Marian HARKIN , Davor ŠKRLEC , Ramon TREMOSA i BALCELLS , Maria GRAPINI , Igor ŠOLTES  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 66 - 13-12-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests