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NAMA legislation must change to allow for accountability, says Higgins

Labour senator Lorraine Higgins has called for NAMA legislation to be changed to allow for more transparency and accountability.

Closure of half a dozen Garda stations in Mayo condemned

The news that six Garda stations in Mayo were included in a rash of closures across the country has been greeted with derision by politicians from the opposition parties in the county. The news was announced on Wednesday afternoon when most eyes were on the announcement of the Budget in the Dáil.

Is there a point in having councillors anymore?

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So Galway is to get 12 new councillors - a new dirty dozen - when the proposals in the Department of the Environment’s new plan, Putting People First, billed as the most significant local authority reform in Ireland since the Victorian era, are passed.

Mulherin welcomes allocation of RAPID funding to Ballina

Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the allocation by Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan of €88,000 funding for Ballina under the RAPID programme. “This is a cause I have been relentlessly pursuing since my election to Dáil Éireann last year,” Dep Mulherin said yesterday. “I am delighted that Ballina is finally getting some funding for projects under the RAPID programme. This money will be used for vital local initiatives and the process will now be undertaken in conjunction with Pobail to decide which projects will be given priority for funding.”

Medical cover to continue at Sacred Heart Hospital but future of facility still causing concern

Mayo Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has moved to allay fears over the future of medical cover at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar but concerns are still being expressed regarding the future of the facility.

Omission of Clifden school from building programme is ‘shocking and anti-rural’

The Five Year School Building Programme announced recently by Education and Skills Minister Ruairi Quinn has been under heavy criticism this week with many describing the exclusion of Clifden Community School as shocking and anti-rural.

Main parties blaming each other for suspension of major road schemes

The news that work on all major roads projects in the country is being suspended because of spending cutbacks across the country, including a number of high profile projects in Mayo, saw both the major parties in the country blaming each other for the stalling of the works.

Opposition TDs demand reversal of Corrib Gas pipeline consents

Up to 20 opposition TDs attended a Dublin Shell to Sea photo-call and press conference on Tuesday at the Kildare Street gates of Leinster House.

Labour can be trusted on equality issues, says Nolan

If Ireland is to be able to cope with the social fallout from the economic crisis, all future legislation and plans for the future must have the principles of equality at their core.

Main parties need to say how EU/IMF will be repaid says Ó Clochartaigh

Labour is being “entirely disingenuous” when it talks about trying to renegotiate the interest rate on the IMF/EU loan according to Sinn Féin Galway West candidate Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.


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