Current Affairs

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – “‘Farmers cannot be penalised for fires they didn’t light”

“Recent comments from Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Andrew Doyle on the matter, and news yesterday that illegally burnt land must be withdrawn from the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme applications must be clarified as they are causing…

Eugene Murphy TD raises issue of local burglaries in the Dáil

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy raised the issue of rural crime with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with reference to a spate of burglaries in the Tulsk/Roscommon area in the past week. Eugene Murphy raised the matter under Questions on Promised…

Locals react to Enda Kenny’s resignation; sides taken in race to find successor

Local Politicians have paid tribute to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny who announced his decision to step down as Fine Gael leader yesterday. In addition, local Fine Gael representatives have been taking sides in the race to succeed the Mayo man.…

Eugene Murphy warns homeowners in relation to outstanding NPPR charges

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has highlighted the fact that some homeowners may be caught in ‘limbo land’ in relation to outstanding NPPR charges on properties purchased between 2009 and 2011 after probate. Commenting on the issue Eugene Murphy…

Michael Fitzmaurice calls for Public Service accountability following LE Aisling debacle

“Evidence of incompetence in almost every Government Department is growing with every passing day and it would appear that no one is ever held to account for any mistakes that are made and the situation just goes on and on”.…

Minister Denis Naughten highlights plight of Boyle M.E. sufferer

Local Minister Denis Naughten joined Christine Fenton from Boyle outside Dáil Eireann to highlight the plight of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) sufferers throughout Ireland. Speaking at the event Christine Fenton said “Myalgic Encephalomyelitis has been classified as a neurological disease by…

“New rigid criteria is denying young farmers access to CAP payments” – Eugene Murphy

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has hit out at the Minister for Agriculture for changing the criteria needed to access direct payments under CAP this year. Explaining the issue Eugene Murphy said that the Minister is now insisting that…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD “HSE have acted disgracefully in treatment of local man”

Local Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called on the HSE and the Minister for Health to act immediately “on the disgraceful neglect” of a local man who, he says, “has been all but abandoned by the system”. Commenting on the…

Loss of Garda post in Taughmaconnell ‘unacceptable’ says Eugene Murphy

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has highlighted the need for the community Garda post in Taughmaconnell to be maintained. Eugene Murphy has called on the Government to place a renewed focus on community policing following the failure to fill…

Farmers Knowledge Transfer Scheme must be extended – Michael Fitzmaurice TD

Local Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice is calling for the Farmers Knowledge Transfer Scheme deadline to be extended due to ongoing IT problems. “It is essential that an extension to the farmers Knowledge Transfer Scheme is announced by the Minister as…

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