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Carers and blind pay the price for fraud - McFadden

Speaking on the Social Welfare Pensions Bill which would implement the Budget cuts, Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath Senator, Nicky McFadden, said the most vulnerable people in Ireland have been forced to take the hit while the administration costs of running the State remain untouched and social welfare fraud is also left unchecked.

Budget anger drives man to madness

A Mullingar man who appeared at a special court sitting on Sunday, charged with criminally damaging the offices of Senator Camillus Glynn, faces further charges of smearing the building’s door and window with human excrement.

If you want to get ahead, get a hat (or cap)

That's a line that came from somewhere at the back of my mind last week. According to my internet search it was an advertising slogan in the UK in the 1940s, when most men still wore hats, for Dunn & Co, hatmakers. It implied that, in order to advance in life, you needed a hat to help you get on in your career.

Senator’s solidarity with asylum seekers

Athlone Senator, Nicky McFadden has heavily criticised the Government for its deplorable treatment of Ireland’s asylum seekers who are being forced to wait up to seven years for asylum and ‘leave to remain’ applications to be processed.

Senator O Brolcháin heralds funds for cash-starved Galway animal charities

Senator Niall O Brolcháin announced the award of €50,000 to six Galway animal charities to assist them in their work over the coming year. This is part of an overall package of payments totalling €1,185,000 being made immediately to animal welfare organisations throughout the country to assist in their work in 2010.

Lack of regulation of cash for gold schemes leaves elderly in fear

Elderly people, particularly those in isolated rural areas, are living in constant fear of attack and robbery because of a phenomenal growth in the number of totally unregulated cash for gold schemes, according to Kilkenny Fine Gael senator John Paul Phelan.

Job creation potential from rainwater harvesting cannot be ignored — Cannon

Investment in rainwater harvesting systems could help prevent future water shortages and create jobs, according to Senator Ciaran Cannon.

Chaotic schools building programme leaves children in substandard conditions

The “chaotic nature” of the Government’s School Building Programme is forcing Galway children to suffer substandard conditions which are not fit for educational purposes, that is according to Fine Gael Galway senator Fidelma Healy Eames.

Westmeath schools fork out €1.5m on prefabs

A total of almost €1.5 million has been paid out by Westmeath primary schools for the rent of prefabs over the last 10 years, according to figures released by the Department of Education this week. In Athlone alone, prefabricated structures have cost schools some €485,000 in rent, as several schools await approval on urgently needed extensions.

Defendant apologises for attacking senator’s office

The man who is alleged to have smeared human excrement on the door of Senator Camillus Glynn’s office knows that he may face prison for his actions.


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