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Cautious welcome given to funding in the Raghly Harbour area

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A local Sinn Fein Councillor has has given a cautious welcome to funding being made available for Harbour Storm Damage Works in Sligo. Heavy winter storms over the past two years have led to substantial infrastrucal damage to harbours, piers, roads and seafronts in the Raghly Harbour area. Fishermen and famers in the area had raised the issue, citing inconvience ... Read More »

Pringle says New Social Housing Strategy is ‘unrealistic’


A Donegal Deputy has branded the New Social Housing Strategy announced yesterday as ‘unrealistic’ saying the timescale is unachievable. Thomas Pringle TD says that while he welcomes the prospect of thirty five thousand new social housing units being created over the next six years, he believes that the plan will ultimately fail. Environment Minister Alan Kelly’s package of measures is set ... Read More »

Carthy calls on EU Colleagues to put pressure on ECB


A Midlands Northwest MEP is calling on his European colleagues to put pressure on the European Central Bank to cooperate with the Irish Banking inquiry. Last week the ECB president Mario Draghi said he wasnt going to engage in any such inquiry. Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says such a stance reflects the ECB’s disregard for democratically elected Parliaments: Read More »

Harkin has lauded boost for Job Creation in the Irish Economy


A major conference on the future of the Irish economy takes place at County Hall in Cork City tomorrow. Organised by the European Commission and Cork Chamber of Commerce and titled, “Ireland’s economic recovery, what next?”, speakers will include the Tanaiste Joan Burton, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and Minister of State Seamus Coffey. Independent MEP for Ireland North, West and ... Read More »

Leitrim neglected by IDA


The IDA have visited Leitrim just three times in the past five years. That’s according to figures released by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. and obtained by Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West Matt Carthy. They show in total there have been four hundred and fifty two IDA visits to the fifteen counties in this European consituency ... Read More »

Comiskey welcomes new Social Farming Handbook

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Fine Gael Senator for Sligo-North Leitirm Michael Comiskey has lauded the Social Farming Handbook, launched yesterday. Social farming is a support service aimed at developing links between the agriculture and health care sectors. It promotes the idea of using farming and horticulture to involve health service users in a family farm environment The handbook will provide guidelines to those wishing ... Read More »

Gardai Seek assistance in locating a missing Bunninadden Man


Gardai in Ballymote are seeking the public’s help in locating a man missing from Bunninadden. Thirty five year old Kenneth McKeown was last seen leaving his family home last Monday the twenty fifth of November. He is five foot nine, and of a stocky build. He may be driving a white vauxhall van, with the registration 04-SO-7122 Anyone with Information ... Read More »