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Finn calls on Government to reconsider Garda station closures

Independent Councillor Richard Finn has hit out at what he called ''the cynical, heartless, and counterproductive Government decision to close up to 100 Garda Stations”.

Austerity must be from the top down

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The coming Budget on December 5 is proposed to be the most severe ever imposed on the Irish people and the effect it will have on Government services Insider can only imagine.

An Taoiseach’s travel spend exceeds Cowen’s

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s government’s travel spend has exceeded Brian Cowen’s by one third since assuming office.

Taoiseach wins European of the Year award

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been awarded Golden Victoria European of the Year 2012 by German magazine publishing group VDZ.

Mulherin calls for reform of work permit system

Fine Gael TD, Michelle Mulherin this week has called for reform of the work permit system, which is hindering companies in Ireland to fill vacancies in a number of key areas. She said this week: “I welcome very much confirmation I have just received from Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation that he will investigate the difficulties being experienced by ICT companies in recruiting highly skilled people from outside the European Economic Area on account of our current work permit system. I tabled a motion at a recent Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting which received unanimous support to pursue the introduction of a Technology Visa to fast track the provision of work permits to individuals with the requisite ICT skills and qualifications be pursued to address the significant shortage of design engineers in this country and the EU which is hampering the fulfilment of our economic growth in the digital and technological sectors and pursuant to this Minister Bruton has given me this commitment.

Next time out it could be Fine Gael/Fianna Fáil coalition

One of our great national traits is the knowledge that we could all do the other fellow’s job so much better, be it politicians, teachers, referees, whatever, we all know better. Some of us keep this to ourselves but others have no difficulty letting the whole world know.

Gathering Westport meeting

There will be local Gathering Ireland 2013 meeting in Knockranny House Hotel on Monday, October 8, at 7.30pm. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring will be inattendance.

Councillor Ruane calls for national diaspora centre in Castlebar

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane is calling for the establishment of a national diaspora centre and has identified the former military barracks, Castlebar, as an ideal location.

No change to means test terms for student grants this year — Kenny

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny this week has welcomed clarification by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, that there are to be no changes to the means test terms for student grants for the coming 2012/2013 academic year.

Shatter no confidence vote rejected

An Athlone councillor was forced to back down this week after his proposal of a vote of no confidence in Minister for Defence Alan Shatter was rejected by his fellow councillors.

 

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