Overgrown hedges a danger to road users – O’Mahony

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony is calling on Mayo County Council to ensure that hedges along national and secondary roads in the county are cut.

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Higgins welcomes new community media report

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins has welcomed a report from the European Parliament's Culture Committee on the importance of a strong community media presence in the EU. The report, which will be adopted tomorrow, highlights the need for further support from national governments and also encourages the European institutions to do more to consider the needs of community media outlets when drawing up communication strategies in the future.

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Mayo can forge US links with new visa programme - Calleary

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

A new American visa scheme which is being signed by Foreign Affairs Minister Micheál Martin this week will give Mayo people an opportunity and live and work in the US for a year, according to Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary.

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O’Mahony and Cribbin want investment in Ballyhaunis

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

The announcement that 80 refugees from Congo will be settling in Ireland next year has moved Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony and his party colleague Cllr John Cribbin to call for the Government to fulfil its promises to develop the infrastructure of Ballyhaunis to enable the town to deal with the hundreds of asylum seekers currently living in the town.

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Lobster fishermen urged to set up a producers’ organisation

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

The European Commission is urging lobster fishermen along the west coast of Ireland whose livelihoods are under threat because of a drop in prices to set up a producers’ organisation in order to strengthen their position in the market.

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Extra staff no good to people prevented from returning to education

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has said the Government policy on adults seeking to return to education was nonsensical. Noting that adults currently seeking to return to education must be six months out of work and in receipt of social welfare, Deputy O’Mahony said the announcement of 50 extra staff by the Social and Family Affairs Minister was a waste of money while this policy persisted.

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Minister Cullen visits Linenhall and McHale Park

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Martin Cullen TD, visited the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar and McHale Park on Friday last together with Fianna Fáil TD Beverley Flynn.

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€71,000 designated for development of Ballina walking trail

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has confirmed that €71,190 has been allocated by the Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism, Martin Cullen TD, for the development of a historic trail in Ballina.

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EU must act on Belarus ban says MEP

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

The European Union has to make the strongest possible representations to the Government of Belarus to remove the recent ban on children leaving that country to holiday and receive medical treatment in Ireland and other EU countries.

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Significant funding for five Mayo piers and harbours

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has announced funding of €236,250 for piers and harbours within the constituency under the 2008 Clár Coastal Development Scheme.

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Cost of text messaging abroad to be slashed - Calleary

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

EU measures to slash the cost of sending a text message when abroad will result in big savings for Irish people holidaying abroad, according to Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary.

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Flynn welcomes €12 million nursing home funding

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Beverley Flynn has welcomed the sanctioning of additional financial support of €12 million for older people in private nursing homes.

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