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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.
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.
Back in February, when the Dáil debated the hospital waiting list scandal, Fine Gael Galway West TD Hildegard Naughton fired out a press release detailing another outrageous statistic about UHG’s A&E Department - as if it had nothing to do with her party.
John Deasy was on one of his regular trips to London. While carrying out his duties as the member of parliament for the constituency of Mayo West, Deasy was a frequent lodger at Mrs Postlethwaite’s boarding house at 75 Warwick Street, Pimlico, where he occupied a back room on the top floor. After a busy weekend, the tired 37-year-old MP returned to his room on the evening of Sunday, 4 June, 1893. One candle burned on the table by his bed, emitting limited light. It being a late hour, Deasy rang the service bell in order to request his supper. He walked on to the landing to meet his familiar servant girl, Ellen Lewis. Lewis was a girl of 16 years of age and by his own account, Deasy had always considered her a virtuous and modest girl. But, whether through boredom or through more corrupt thoughts, Lewis’ angelical qualities had not prevented the married Deasy from flirting with the young maid during previous stays.
Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has welcomed the deal to end water charges following agreement of a report from the special Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services.
Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, met with personnel from Westmeath County Council ahead of her visit to Moate last Thursday to launch the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional and Rural affairs, Heather Humphreys, has accepted Deputy Peter Burke’s invitation to launch the next round of her Town and Village Renewal scheme in Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, this morning, Thursday.
Fine Gael Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, is encouraging students to apply for grant support via the online system, SUSI.
Athlone Fianna Fáil will play host to former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, next week when he speaks to the group about the impact of Brexit on Ireland.
Speakers from the psychological services and representatives of SIPTU will address a conference on childcare in Athenry this weekend, organised by Galway East TD and Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs, Anne Rabbitte.