Social welfare offices should provide more information

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Westport Deputy Michael Ring has called on the Minister for Social and Family Affairs to ensure that all local social welfare offices can give the necessary information to their customers.

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€500,000 for Westport enterprise project

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

A capital grant of €500,000 has been confirmed for the creation and development of new enterprise in Westport.

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Community grants for north Mayo organisations

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has confirmed that two groups in north Mayo are to receive government funding under the Programme for Community and Voluntary Organisations.

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Murray calls for retention of farm grants

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry Murray has called on the Government to retain the Early Retirement Scheme and Young Farmer Installation Aid Scheme, which were scrapped in the recent Budget announceemnts.

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Social Welfare offices unable to cope with influx of claims – Ring

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Fine Gael Deputy Michael Ring, spokesperson for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has today claimed that Social Welfare local offices and regional offices are currently unable to cope with the influx of claims they are receiving.

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O’Mahony slams Government’s betrayal of parents and children

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

A Mayo secondary school will lose five of its teachers, cease all extra-curricular sports activities and send children home from school if a teacher reports sick once the cutbacks announced in last week’s budget are enforced. Field work, which is compulsory for pupils studying certain Leaving Certificate subjects such as geography, biology, agricultural science, home economics and history, are also set to cease with immediate effect in the school.

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Councillor Martin welcomes CIS office for Westport

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Councillor Keith Martin, Labour's County Council candidate for Westport, has warmly welcomed the planned Citizens’ Information Service (CIS) Office for Westport, which is due to open in December.

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Kenny encourages people to check if they’re registered to vote

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny TD, has encouraged every person in Mayo who is eligible to vote to check if they are on the Register of Electors. In advance of every election, many people believe they are on the register, however, when they receive no polling card, they realise that they are not on the register and it may be too late to be added.

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Kiltimagh students hangin’ with Ring

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

Mayo Fine Gael Deputy Michael Ring spoke to CSPE Junior Cert students in St Louis Community School in Kiltimagh last week. The Mayo Advertiser went along to see the students put him through his paces, and these are the replies the students got to their questions.

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€380,000 secured for accessibility works in Castlebar

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny TD, has welcomed the move by Mayo County Council to invest €380,000 in improving accessibility throughout Castlebar. The money will fund the provision and improvement of pedestrian crossings, special paving, the removal of any significant obstructions on footpaths, and properly dropped kerbs.

The Fine Gael Leader raised this issue last April following a meeting with the local director of services. He had also been in contact with a local organisation involved with disabled children and a number of individuals campaigning to improve the situation.

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Overwhelming response to medical card petition - Munnelly

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

There was an overwhelming response to Fine Gael’s survey asking the Government to retain the medical card for the over 70s, which was conducted across much of the country last weekend. Councillor Jarlath Munnelly, who was himself involved in the petition in Ballina, described the response as “overwhelming”.

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New BSE testing measures good news for Mayo farmers – Carty

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Government Spokesperson on Agriculture in Seanad Éireann and Fianna Fáil Senator John Carty has welcomed the news that the EU Commissioner for Public Health has proposed an increase to 48 months in the minimum age for BSE testing of animals slaughtered for human consumption as well as emergency slaughtered and fallen animals.

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