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Regional health forum elects its first woman chairperson

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A Fianna Fail county councillor from Headford has become the first woman chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum.

Ó Cuív accuses Government of ‘refusing to allocate funds’ for small rural roads

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A Galway TD has accused the new Minister for Rural and Community Affairs, Michael Ring, of “refusing to allocate money” under the CLÁR programme for the repair of small rural access roads leading to “hundreds of homes across Galway and Mayo”.

Public meeting for school-leavers in The Shamrock Lodge

Fine Gael Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, in conjunction with Cllr John Dolan, will host a public meeting in Athlone aimed at school-leavers and their parents, about future opportunities in education and in the workforce.

Fine Gael’s neglect of rural Ireland continues - Murphy

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy says the latest county IDA information debunks the Government’s claim that it is spreading foreign direct investment jobs to all counties in a balanced fashion.

Shortage of social workers is putting

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on children and youth affairs, Anne Rabbitte has said it is simply inexcusable that nearly one in four children that Tusla have concerns over have no social workers assigned to them.

The 'Enda' of an era for Kenny

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The months of speculation finally came to an end on Wednesday evening when Enda Kenny announced his decision to step down as leader of Fine Gael — the party he has led for just short of 15 years. Mr Kenny will be stepping down as Taoiseach, once a new Fine Gael party leader is elected by the party and a new Taoiseach is elected by the Dáil.

Eight in ten motorists support new Garda drug testing

New roadside drug testing technology, which has been introduced to assist gardaí in identifying motorists driving under the influence of cocaine, marijuana, opiates and benzodiazepines, such as Valium, has Irish motorists' backing.

Support for Enda at recent Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael AGM

 

Mayo to receive €257k in sports funding — An Taoiseach

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has welcomed news that Mayo will benefit from €257,076 in funding for Local Sports Partnerships this year. This investment will support the core work of the LSP Network here in Mayo including the delivery of national programmes, education and training initiatives, strategic development, community sports development officers, the Sports Inclusion Disability programme, and general participation programmes.

Almost 440 Galway farmers still waiting for 2016 payments, says TD

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Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has hit out at Minister Michael Creed for failing to meet his own targets of having all 2016 GLAS payments made by the end of April. Deputy Murphy said that the latest figures obtained by Fianna Fáil through a parliamentary question revealed that nationally there are more than 3,000 farmers still waiting on their 2016 GLAS payments to be made.

 

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