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Incentives key to developing Ireland West Airport as an economic hub

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Getting tax incentives in place to attract industry and commerce to set up around Ireland West Airport is the key future of the development of the airport, it was outlined again this week. Joe Gilmore, managing director of Ireland West Airport Knock, addressed the February meeting of the economic development and enterprise support strategic policy committee of Mayo County Council on Wednesday afternoon in the airport.

Why I cannot support the Government’s Abortion Bill

Few pieces of legislation in the history of Dáil Éireann have been the subject of more polarising and divisive debate than the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.

NAMA properties could reduce housing lists

A local councillor has come up with a novel idea to address the growing housing list in the Kilkenny area.

Tales from the Upper House

Austerity, reform, what do these words mean? Check out Roscommon Hospital.

Good news for McGuinness as Martin welcomes ‘opinionated TDs’ to Fianna Fail

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Don’t threaten us, Enda!

“It is entirely up to the people of Carlow Kilkenny as to what they do with their votes but unless there are two seats in this constituency there may not be a senior minister position.” That’s the warning from incoming Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, in last week’s Kilkenny Advertiser. So what happened to picking the best person for the job? Surely that’s what we’re electing this government for, not to return favours to vote getters, regardless of their ability? We’ve seen enough gobshites topping the poll over the years, Bertie Ahern, Padraig Flynn, Jackie Healy-Rae immediately spring to mind, and dragging in a second or even a third candidate on their coat tails. We want the best man or woman for the job, Mr Kenny, the days of returning favours are over. If you don’t believe me ask the IMF or the ECB.

Kenny pledges to reform politics with FG’s return to power

During his opening speech to a gathering at the Rivercourt Hotel in Kilkenny this week, Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny told the audience of supporters and media during his constituency visit, that in the past, politics was dominated by politics of cronyism made up of small groups of insiders — so-called ‘friends of Fianna Fail’.

Enda threatens that there’ll no senior ministry for Big Phil

Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny, while on his constituency visit to Carlow Kilkenny this week, had a sharp message for voters in the constituency.

IBEC calls on new government to focus on jobs in Midlands

With over 33,000 people unemployed in the midland region, IBEC, the lobby group that represents businesses, said that these new figures highlighted the need for all political parties to focus on putting jobs at the top of their agenda.

Need for political focus on jobs creation - IBEC

IBEC West, the group that represents business in the region, said new figures that show 41,103 people on the Live Register in the west region highlighted the need for all political parties to put jobs at the top of their agenda. The group said that the new government must provide the conditions for businesses to create jobs and must base all decisions on the likely impact on jobs.

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