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Westmeath commuters get no respite from overcrowded trains

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath, Robert Troy, has expressed his anger that commuters in Westmeath, who travel to Dublin on a daily basis on oversubscribed train carriages, will have to wait until the end of 2021 at the earliest before they see any additional capacity.

Councillor notes air of despair as soldiers depart for Syria

Fianna Fáil Councillor, Aengus O’Rourke has reiterated his stance of support for the Defence Forces members at Custume Barracks as they depart for a tour of duty in Syria, reinforcing his message to the Government to adequately remunerate serving soldiers in reflection of their current role in our communities.

Cannon welcomes go ahead for cycling bridge across the Shannon

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Minister Ciarán Cannon has welcomed the granting of planning permission for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing the River Shannon in Athlone.

The final lap for Kenny as Taoiseach

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was in the United States this week as part of his final trade mission as the leader of the Government. Mr Kenny, who has led the country since 2011, is expected to step down next week when Leo Varadkar's elevation to the position will be voted on in the Dáil. As part of his trip to the US Kenny met with the executive management of Baxter Healthcare in its headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois. 

IPOA criticises legislation governing private rental sector

Property owners in the private rental sector feel recent legislation governing the sector will prevent them from managing their lettings “without the fear of prosecution, sanction, or financial destruction”.

Fine print reveals the flaws in Government messages

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Before the 'Send' icon was clicked, someone should have asked Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan if he wanted one final look over his press release welcoming Budget 2016, because concluding this happy statement, entitled Family-Friendly Budget Ensures Right People Benefit From Recovery, is one hell of a howler.

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.

 

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