Tapping of phone calls undermines our justice system, says Chambers

Fri, Apr 04, 2014

Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil Local Election candidate, says current revelations that phone calls going through Garda stations may have been taped only serves to further undermine people's trust in our justice system, and she says, the inquiry into the tapes is going to cost the tax payer dearly.

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Holmes calls for immediate release of AEOS payments

Fri, Apr 04, 2014

Independent councillor Michael Holmes has called on the Minister for Agriculture to ensure that payments under the Agri-Environmental Options Scheme are made immediately to Mayo farmers participating in the scheme.

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Fri, Apr 04, 2014

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Fri, Feb 21, 2014

(1) Why are you running for election?

Because I have a lot of work to do to make Mayo an even better place. After years spent trying to figure the system out, I feel ready now to give back. Even if I don' t get elected I will always be glad I put myself forward.

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‘Tactics’ to stay until Castlebar gets one thousand jobs says Barrett

Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Labour Party Castlebar town councillor Harry Barrett has this week responded to an article in last week’s edition of the Mayo Advertiser, where Fine Gael councillor Brendan Heneghan accused Cllr Barrett of using negative tactics in the debate about unemployment and job creation in the town.

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Castlebar to go for Purple Flag

Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Following similar proposals in Ballina and then Westport, Castlebar is to look to obtain Purple Flag status. Sinn Fein councillor Therese Ruane was to propose a motion calling for the town to apply for Purple Flag status at last night’s meeting of Castlebar Town Council (Thursday, February 20).

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Swinford Courthouse should be handed over to community, says Sheahan

Fri, Feb 21, 2014

John Sheahan, the Sinn Féin candidate in the Ballina Electoral area, has called for Swinford Courthouse to be handed over to the community following its closure in late 2013. Mr Sheehan said: "It was a sad day for the people of Swinford and surrounding areas when Swinford Courthouse held its last sitting in November 2013. The closure marked the end of an era as the service dated back to the middle of the 19th century. The loss of the court service means people now have to travel to Ballina for court sittings and has cost local business up to €250,000 in revenue annually. This closure could result in more job losses that Swinford can ill afford.”

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Chambers hits out at childcare costs

Fri, Feb 21, 2014

Castlebar Electoral Area candidate, Lisa Chambers, has demanded increased support for working families to help them to deal with spiralling childcare costs. The 2011 General Election candidate said: “Unless the issue of childcare costs is addressed, particularly for lower income families, we will see a much greater number of children being cared for through private arrangements. But private childcare is totally unregulated, with no qualifications needed, no inspections, and no specific standards required. We need to ensure that crèches and pre-schools, which are regulated, are affordable options for more families.”

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Yes vote will help protect and create jobs — O’Mahony

Fri, May 11, 2012

Fine Gael Mayo TD John O’Mahony has stated that a Yes vote in the upcoming Fiscal Compact Treaty referendum will help protect jobs we have and create jobs we need.

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No — UCD academic Kieran Allen in Castlebar

Fri, May 11, 2012

Kieran Allen, a UCD academic and author of The Fiscal Treaty and the Euro Crisis: Reasons to Vote No, has claimed that Ireland faces 20 years of hardship if it votes yes.

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Sinn Fein public meetings on fiscal treaty

Fri, May 11, 2012

A Sinn Féin public meeting in Ballina last week on the fiscal treaty was addressed by Michael Colreavey TD and councillors Rose Conway-Walsh (chair), Gerry Murray, and Therese Ruane.

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Taoiseach joins business community at meeting calling for Yes vote

Fri, May 11, 2012

Mayo business representatives joined with dozens of other business community representatives in Dublin on Wednesday morning last calling for an emphatic Yes in the upcoming fiscal treaty.

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