Marian Harkin TD

Marian in her second term in Dail Eireann, having first been elected in 2002. In the interim she has served fifteen years as a member of the European Parliament.

Marian is, and has always been, an Independent politician and her roots are firmly planted in the Community and Voluntary sector, where she served as Chair of the North Leitrim Glens in Manorhamilton and Chair of the Council for the West for many years.

Marian is originally from Ballintogher, Co. Sligo. She has also lived in Manorhamilton for many years where her late husband Sean ran a supermarket. She has two sons, James and John, and a grandson Dylan. She now lives in Sligo town.

My passion for politics has always been driven by trying to ensure a fair share for all the regions in Ireland and in connecting Community and Voluntary action to national and European policies. I believe people need to feel anchored to their own place and support local efforts, while at the same time, many want, in some way, to contribute positively on global issues. Politicians have a duty to support them in their endeavours”.