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Insurance companies called to provide data on settlement claims

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There’s been a call for insurance companies to provide data on settlements of claims made outside of the statutory process. The Injuries Board wants the figures published, after it revealed today that 18,000 claims are settled each year between claimants and insurers, without recourse to the Injuries Board or the Courts. 75 per cent of claims for the first six ... Read More »

Donegal County Childcare speaks at Fianna Fail ‘think-in’

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Day two of the Fianna Fail Parliamentary party meeting takes place today with proceedings getting underway at 10 o clock. Delegates are meeting in Co. Roscommon to discuss items on the agenda including gender quotas in politics, the beef crisis and candidates in the upcoming local bye-election will be given the opportunity to make presentations. Manager of Donegal County Childcare ... Read More »

‘Senior Help Line’ receive over 2000 calls from Sligo

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New figures show that over 2,300 calls were made in County Sligo to the ‘Senior Help Line’ over the first six months of the year. Growing concerns of feelings isolated and alone, house- breakins, inheritance and money problems are the main factors worrying the elderly. The Senior Help line has heard calls from thousands ‘seeking someone to listen’. Anne Dempsey ... Read More »

Senator Mooney calls for public nudity areas in the Region

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Senator Paschal Mooney has called for public nudity areas to be designated in the region. The Drumshanbo native was speaking following a visit to the naturist congress in the Lough Allen Hotel last week. Mr. Mooney was lobbied by delegates for special areas where naturism can be practised to be established in Ireland. The Leitrim Senator says we are way ... Read More »

Over 70 jobs to go in Tubbercurry

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All 26 jobs located at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and Social Protection Offices in Tubbercurry, plus four service positions are to be moved to Leitrim and Mayo by the 3rd of November. The news comes after it was revealed a number of months ago that Aurvio is to move its headquarters from Tubbercurry to Sligo. ... Read More »

Cllr Bohan opposed to a reduction in property tax

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A Leitrim Councillor is defending her decision to oppose a motion to reduce the rate of local property tax in the county next year. A proposal was made by Sinn Fein Councillor Seadhna Logan to decrease property tax at a special meeting of the council held yesterday. Council’s have the discretion to reduce the tax by a maximum of 15% ... Read More »

Labour enters day two of ‘think-in’

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The Public Expenditure Minister will outline the broad terms of the budget to his Labour colleagues this morning. Brendan Howlin will outline some of the budget options and tax reforms open to the coalition on October 14th. The party concludes it’s two-day ‘think-in’ ahead of the return of the Dáil tomorrow. Sligo Senator Susan O’Keefe is in attendance. She spoke ... Read More »