Current Affairs

Frank Feighan – ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with a city which has made so many Irish so welcome’

Senator Frank Feighan has said that every Irish person stands in solidarity with the city of Manchester which has been devastated by a vile act of terrorism. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. Targeting a…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD calls for Irish Security review in light of Manchester atrocity

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called a review to be carried out into Ireland’s ability to deal with possible attacks in light of last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester. Commenting earlier Michael Fitzmaurice said “In the wake of the outrageous…

Eugene Murphy TD brands online Knowledge Transfer system “abysmal and chaotic”

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has described the Knowledge Transfer online system for farmers as abysmal and chaotic following a series of false starts. Commenting on the issue Eugene Murphy said “The original deadline of May 31st for the…

Dr. Keith Swanick proposes law to tackle theft or damage to Life Saving Equipment

New legislation is being drafted by Dr. Keith Swanick Fianna Fáil Health and Mental Health Spokesperson in Seanad Éireann, which would introduce a new offence in relation to the theft or damage of life saving equipment such as defibrillators and…

Eugene Murphy TD calls for action on exorbitant insurance costs

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy says the government must take urgent action to tackle exorbitant insurance costs for businesses, families and motor insurance customers as the situation is now unsustainable and sustained government action is required to tackle the…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – Farmers are totally frustrated and angry over GLAS delays

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to take responsibility for the continued delay in payments under the GLAS scheme. Commenting on the issue Michael Fitzmaurice said “Farmers are totally frustrated and angry” adding that…

Senator Maura Hopkins welcomes creation of Intreo Centre in Roscommon Town

Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins has said that it is “very positive” that the Department of Social Protection Offices in Roscommon Town are to be upgraded to an Intreo Centre. The Departments services are currently divided between the Branch Office…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD calls for clarification on Roscommon Hospital rumours

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has called for local Fine Gael representatives to clarify rumours regarding a possible re-opening of the A&E unit at Roscommon Hospital. Commenting on the issue Michael Fitzmaurice said “There is speculation in political circles over the past…

Senator Maura Hopkins confirms support for Leo Varadkar in FG race

Senator Maura Hopkins has confirmed her support for Leo Varadkar in the race to succeed Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael and Taoiseach of the country. In a statement released last night Maura Hopkins said “I know him (Varadkar)…

€14,000 allocated to Castlerea Demense Playground

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has announced that €14,000 has been awarded to Roscommon County Council for enhancements to the Playground in Castlerea Demense. Roscommon is one of 22 Local Authorities to benefit from…

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