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O’Rourke calls for incentive scheme to utilise idle space

 

Is Ireland ready for a female Taoiseach?

I am writing about the above topic this week because recently we have had the obvious race beginning between the successors to Enda Kenny.

Vaccine the only defence against flu

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has joined the HSE in urging people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza, warning that flu causes severe illness and death in Ireland every year.

Varadkar and Lynch launch new GP diabetes service  

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Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, and Minister for Primary Care, Social Care and Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch, have launched the new Diabetes Cycle of Care service for holders of medical cards and GP visit cards with Type 2 diabetes.

Convicted criminals and their associates should be instantly disqualified from driving, says Higgins

Senator Lorraine Higgins today called on the Minister for Justice to come into the Seanad to discuss why many of the criminals robbing and plundering rural Ireland have not been disqualified from driving.

Contracts signed for Galway Garda HQ

The signing of contracts for the construction of the new Garda HQ on the Dublin Road is a welcome development, but the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald must give assurances that Mill Street will be kept as a city centre Garda station.

Kyne welcomes progress on environmental review clearing way for Claregalway Flood Relief Works

Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne has welcomed confirmation from the Office of Public Works’ Minister, Simon Harris that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will this month sign off on the environmental review which has delayed works on the Claregalway Flood Relief Scheme. 

Minister launches NUI Galway 1916 programme of events

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD has just launched NUI Galway’s 1916 Programme of Events, ‘A Nation Rising: Commemorating 1916 and Beyond’, as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

Westport claims TidyTowns large town award

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Westport was named Ireland's tidiest large town on Monday at the annual national TidyTowns Awards ceremony which was held in the Helix in Dublin. In total, Westport scored 322 marks, just one behind the overall winner Letterkenny. There were other award wins for Westport on the day, with Nicoal Sammon winning a Junior Community Hero award and the Edible Landscape Project in the town winning the Sustainable Development Award. 

Major ministerial disconnect exposed as local authority homes lie vacant — Calleary

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has accused the Government of ignoring opportunities to effectively deal with the housing crisis in the county.  New information, released to the party through a series of Freedom of Information requests, reveals that there are almost 150 vacant properties on Mayo County Council’s books.

 

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