Mayo post offices and jobs secure — Mulherin

Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Fine Gael candidate in Mayo, Michelle Mulherin TD, has received confirmation from An Post that there will be no closure of post offices in Swinford, Charlestown, and Kiltimagh, arising out of changes proposed in the arrangements for mail sorting.

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Ireland’s centenarians should be honoured as part of 1916 commemorations — Ring

Fri, Feb 19, 2016

Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, has said that he will be contacting the relevant Department to make provision to honour Irish people who were born in 1916.

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Mayo election candidates urged to prioritise dementia

Fri, Feb 19, 2016

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has launched its General Election 2016 campaign ‘Vote to Remember’ as it reveals the numbers set to develop dementia nationally will jump by 11 people a day to 68,000 by the end of the next Government. Currently there are people in 1,835 Mayo living with dementia, by the end of the next government that will have increased to 2,569.

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FF strategy will secure home ownership and tackle homelessness says Chambers

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers says securing home ownership and tackling homelessness is one of the party’s key priorities and is one of the core issues in its General Election campaign.

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Tender for Belmullet Sewerage Scheme to be selected - Ring

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Michael Ring T.D, Minister of State for Tourism & Sport has welcomed confirmation from Irish Water that the preferred tender for the development of the new €9 million waste water treatment plant in Belmullet will be decided within the next week and the contract will be signed within a number of weeks thereafter.

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Cowley calls for full rheumatology unit at Mayo University Hospital

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

“A consultant rheumatology service for 11 hours a week at Mayo University Hospital is simply not adequate or acceptable” says Independent general election candidate Mulranny based GP Dr Jerry Cowley who insists that a full scale rheumatology unit needs to be located at Mayo University Hospital in light of the present demand by patients and the extensive waiting lists for patients to be seen at both Galway University Hospital or Manorhamilton.

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Labour and Fine Gael tied in knots over future job targets – Calleary

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Jobs and TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says Labour’s claim that it will create full employment by 2018 is completely at odds with the Government’s own projections and represents another u-turn on the issue by one of the coalition partners.

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O’Boyle concerned about young people not getting car insurance

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Ballyhaunis native and independent general election candidate Gerry O'Boyle said this week he has great concerns for young people trying to obtain car insurance.

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Government takeover of community development is nearly complete - Sheehan

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

A last bastion of community development in rural Ireland is being undermined as we speak. That’s according to Mags Sheehan, Green Party candidate for Mayo.

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Varadkar unfit to practice as Health Minister says PBP-AAA candidate

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Leo Varadkar’s comments about more hospital beds ‘slowing down’ hospitals shows why he should never be returned as a Health Minister says PBP-AAA Mayo General Election candidate Tom Moran.

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Carers have nothing left to give – mentally, physically or financially – Conway-Walsh

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

It is unforgivable that carers in Mayo and elsewhere continue to bear the brunt of Austerity. The 6,558 family carers in Mayo who form part of the invisible workforce that save the state over four billion euro each year are experiencing unprecedented hardship according to Sinn Féin General Election Candidate Rose Conway-Walsh.

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Kenny welcomes latest fall in unemployment figures

Fri, Feb 05, 2016

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed recent employment figures which show that the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.6 per cent, the lowest it has been since 2008.

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