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If Dáil Éireann goes to full term, and the General Election comes, not this year, but in April/May 2016, three sitting Oireachtas members in Connacht would be able to travel around their respective constituencies for free using their bus passes.
Some 12,000 homes and businesses in Mullingar have access to broadband speeds of up to 100mb, but thousands have yet to sign up.
By Claire O’Brien
Fianna Fáil Castlebar area representative Lisa Chambers has hit out at the decision to delay the route selection for the Eirgrid project until after the local and European elections as a political decision, rather than a practical one. The local elections hopeful said this week: "It’s clear that Fine Gael and Labour realise how politically sensitive the pylon issue is for people all over the country, and candidates for next May's elections are obviously worried about the impact the Eirgrid project will have on their campaigns."
Cyber-bullying is an on-going issue for many young people across Galway but engagement by parents with a new anti-bullying expert group, will help tackle the scourge.
The poor provision of the free digital television service, Saorview, in certain rural areas needs to be addressed, that is according to Fianna Fáil deputy Éamon Ó Cuív.
Fáilte Ireland has welcomed Communications Minister, Pat Rabbitte’s announcement of a new Rural Broadband Scheme aimed at providing universal broadband access throughout Ireland by the end of 2012.
One-hundred and ten electoral districts in Mayo now have broadband as part of the successful delivery by 3 Ireland, of the €223 million National Broadband Scheme, according to Communications Minister Eamon Ryan.
Some 33 new electoral districts in Kilkenny now have broadband with a minimum download speed of 1.6Mbps and maximum of 6.8Mbps available.
A government scheme has granted high speed broadband to St Kieran’s, along with 78 other second-level schools, and is to be rolled out nationwide in the next two years.