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Aran Islands airflights - a lifeline, not a luxury

It is strangely easy to forget that Ireland is an island. Part of that comes from the fact that, unlike Britain, Spain, or Japan, we have no real naval tradition.

Closing Aran Island air service could lead to island depopulation

The PSO for the air services amounts to an annual subvention of €1,880,913 to run the flights as well as the three aerodromes on the Aran Islands and the Connemara Regional Airport in Indreabhán. Aer Arann Islands currently employs 38 full-time and two part-time staff, to run these services.

The future is bright, but it is still going to be tough

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Just over 12 hours after he addressed the nation in a live Sunday evening (December 16) broadcast on Ireland’s exit from the Troika bailout, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was back at his desk in his constituency office on Tucker Street in Castlebar. His familiar voice could be heard outside the door of the office as he chatted to old school friends and passers-by as he arrived to the door of the office, ready for another full day of engagements on his home turf. After 38 years in national politics, the Islandeady native is heading into his third Christmas as leader of the country and is very positive about the future for Ireland in the coming years.

No need to introduce property tax says Ó Cuív

There is no need to hit hard-pressed homeowners with a property tax in the upcoming Budget or to slash front line services further - there is a fairer way.

Tuam community unites in grief to mourn loss of two sisters

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A tight-knit community was plunged into mourning this week following a fatal road traffic accident at the weekend which claimed the lives of two-year-old girl and her three-month-old sister.

Stop the handover to Anglo bondholders, urges SF finance spokesperson

During a visit to Galway last weekend, Sinn Fein’s finance spokesperson, Pearse Doherty, called on the public to join the campaign to ‘Stop the Handover’ of billions of euros to Anglo bondholders.

Special meeting to be called to discuss county council jobs cuts

The minority parties in Mayo County Council along with a number of independents have banded together to call a special meeting of the local authority to discuss the implications of the proposed 152 job cuts at the local authority.

Nolan bashes FG over public services proposals

Fine Gael will take two teachers out of every school and one in every six nurses out of hospitals if the party’s vision for the public services ever becomes a reality.

O’Mahony hits out at cut in home help hours

Home help hours in Mayo have been reduced by 40,000 hours in the past three years, according to Mayo Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony following information received in a response to a question tabled by him in the Dáil. In 2007 and 2008, Mayo people were receiving 460,000 hours of home help but the figure was reduced by 10,000 hours in 2009. However the most drastic reduction has been in the last 12 months when another 30,000 hours were taken away, leaving just 420,000 hours of home help available to Mayo people.

Ballot over threatened job cuts in HSE West

SIPTU members in HSE West are to be balloted for industrial action following the failure of management to engage in discussions over threatened job cuts. The union’s senior health organiser, Paul Bell, stated it was necessary to hold a protective strike ballot in case management decides to act unilaterally and implement the sort of cuts being leaked to the media in recent days.


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