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Siege, sorrow, and endless speculation

We talked last week about the bravery of the Army men from Custume Barracks in Athlone at the Siege of Jadotville.

Canney demands “sea change in attitude’ on Farm Assist scheme

“Nothing short of a sea change in attitude” to Farm Assist is needed within the Department of Social Protection as thousands of farmers are losing out through red tape or getting payments lower than they are entitled to.

O’Brien gets ‘positive response’ from Minister on free travel for students

Local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, says he has received a “positive response” from the Department of Social Protection and Minister Leo Varadkar in relation to his calls for free transport for full-time students attending college.

Burke urges prospective parents in Westmeath to sign up for Paternity Benefit

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Deputy Peter Burke is encouraging prospective parents in Westmeath to sign up for Paternity Benefit.

Burke urges Mayo credit unions to sign up to Personal Micro Credit Scheme to help people avoid moneylenders

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Fine Gael Mayo senator, Paddy Burke, has welcomed the nationwide extension of the Personal Micro Credit Scheme by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar, and urged all credit unions in Mayo to sign up, saying it will help local people to avoid moneylenders.

Kinder gentler politics and media needed in our democracies

Ms Jo Cox – what a simple name; what a dreadful deed.

‘To rule is easy, to govern difficult’ - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Well, the new minority Government is in almost full swing.

AIT Students Union calls for reversal of mental health cuts

Athlone Institute of Technology Students Union is calling on newly appointed Minister for Health Simon Harris to reverse the diversion of €12 million from mental health services announced by former Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. AIT Students Union highlighted the dangers in this diversion recently at a demonstration outside Leinster House alongside the Union of Students in Ireland and Mental Health Reform.

What is the future for Labour, ahead of #GE16.2?

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So there we have it. A government. And even a programme to go with it. As with any document of this nature (and length) there is much that nobody will oppose - and much couched in anodyne language that will resist analysis, much less critique. There are however, some poison pills unearthed, such as the potential privatisation of healthcare facilities.

Thousands on dental waiting lists with 'further delays on the cards'

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More than 3,000 children are waiting for orthodontic appointments in the West, while almost 1,000 have been on a waiting list for two years or more. Now a Galway TD has claimed "further delays are on the cards" due to staffing issues at University Hospital Galway.

 

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