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Cutbacks and the recession forcing farmers onto Farm Assist, says Connaughton

The recession is forcing hundreds of Co Galway farmers, who never had any connection with Social Welfare, to make an application for Farm Assist this year.

Fine Gael bill to stop supermarket giants creaming profits

A new Fine Gael bill due to be published this week is expected to tackle the practice of ‘hello money’ which has helped supermarket giants and meat factories cream a disportionate level of profits on milk, beef, and sheep meat.

Public to fight any attempt to downsize Portiuncula Hospital

People in Galway will fight tooth and nail to oppose any attempt to downsize Portiuncula Hospital, vpwed FG deputy Paul Connaughton last evening.

Connaughton expresses fear for loss of rural gardai

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of gardai who have decided to retire from the force. In reply to a Dail question tabled by Deputy Paul Connaughton, the Minister for Justice stated that the retirement numbers were 184 in 2007, 259 in 2008 and a dramatic increase to 351 up to September of this year.

Rural bus service a lifeline for older people

A local TD is appealing to the Government not to abandon the vital rural transport scheme which is a lifeline to many older people.

South Galway parents angry over loss of school dental service

Parents of primary school children in south Galway are up in arms over what they say is the absence of a school dental service in the Loughrea, Portumna, Woodford, Gort areas.

Public meeting on agriculture college closure

A public meeting will be held in St Mary’s Community Centre in Mountbellew next Monday night, November 23 at 9pm. The meeting is called to discuss the already announced proposed closure of the Franciscan Agriculture College, Mountbellew.

Red Cross may be needed in east Galway if heavy rains continue warns Connaughton

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If the unprecedented heavy rains continue over the weekend, then the flooding and devastation in east Galway will become worse, far worse than it is now, and may lead to a request for the Red Cross to go into Ballinasloe and the surrounding areas.

Connaughton condemns ‘daft’ staffing problem at Mountbellew Agriculture College

Mountbellew Agriculture College will be kept open for another two years but the public service recruitment embargo means retiring teachers cannot be replaced.

Red Cross fund available to Galway flood victims

The Irish Red Cross has made €1 million available to alleviate hardship caused to families whose houses were flooded last November.


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