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Septic tank protesters take their fight to the Dáil gates

A large group of Connemara protesters took their grievances regarding the introduction of septic tank charges and inspections straight to the gates of the Leinster House yesterday.

Government accused of ‘bullying people into accepting septic tank legislation’

Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh has strongly criticised the decision of the Government to guillotine a debate on the Water Services Bill. “The important issues raised by constituents at the public meetings I arranged here in Belmullet and Newport need to be discussed in the Dáil,” she said.

Budget 2012 - exceptional times, exceptional Budget?

Budget 2012 is unique in that the proposed expenditure cuts were announced a day ahead of the tax changes and also many of its provisions were well flagged ahead of Budget Day. The financial adjustment was set at €3.8bn with €2.2bn coming from expenditure cuts and €1.6bn coming from increased taxation. Despite all the advance leaks and speculation the Minister managed to keep a number of the changes secret until the Budget Speech especially in the area of incentives to business and measures to kick start the property market.

Mulherin welcomes modern changes to legal administration

Fine Gael TD for Mayo Michelle Mulherin has this week welcomed the commitment given by Minister Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter, that he will introduce more modern administrative procedures to the legal system.

Septic tank levy to cost homeowners thousands of euro

The new levy to be introduced on septic tanks for rural homes will cost people much more than the €200 originally stated and add up to thousands of euro per household instead, according to Mayo politicians this week.

Shortage of community health nurses leaves us ‘on the doorstep of an epidemic’

The reduction in frontline medical services has left Galway “on the doorstep of an epidemic”. The claim was made by Senator Fidelma Healy Eames who has expressed concern at the lack of community health doctors in the area, which has led to a reduction in BCG vaccines and development checks in children.

RSA welcomes news that drivers involved in road accidents will be tested for alcohol

The Road Safety Authority has welcomed the granting of new powers, by the Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar, to An Garda Síochána to test drivers for the presence of alcohol at the scene of road traffic collisions.

RSA welcomes news that drivers involved in road accidents will be tested for alcohol

The Road Safety Authority has welcomed the granting of new powers, by the Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar, to An Garda Síochána to test drivers for the presence of alcohol at the scene of road traffic collisions.

Future of Galway Airport now at ‘critical juncture’

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames believes the saving of Galway Airport “is now at a crucial juncture” and a lack of immediate action could lead to its demise. The future of the Airport has been subject to widespread speculation in recent months.

Laughing all the way from the bank

The old expression “laughing all the way to the bank” seems to be in fact the reverse in this country, as unbelievably those walking away from the banks are laughing—another ‘fat cat’ has walked away from a financial mess with an astonishing €3 million golden handshake. This is yet another farcical situation, which has sparked public outrage, particularly as the State are pumping billions into bailing out the banks; thousands of jobs in AIB are under threat and a credit rating of ‘junk status’ has been given to our financial institutions.

 

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