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While the north west is not suffering the massive wildfires, biblical scale floods and never ending droughts that are devastating so many people across the globe, we are still experiencing significant changes in weather patterns. That’s according to Dr Bláithín Gallagher, the Sligo/Leitrim constituency spokesperson and national coordinator of the…

The Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, has announced what’s being described as an ‘enhanced’ TFI Local Link services for Leitrim. The expanded network will start next month. The improved Transport for Ireland Local Link services for Leitrim will result in an increase from two to six routes operating in County…

A local member of the Green Party has welcomed a new policy statement which bans the importation of fracked gas. Minister for Climate, Environment and Communications, Eamon Ryan earlier this week announced a new policy statement that will prevent Ireland from importing fracked gas. The statement, which has been approved…

Four new modern centres for beach and lake goers are to be built in the region. Each centre will provide facilities such as secure storage, hot showers and changing and toilet facilities. Under a €19m investment from Failte Ireland, 22 new centres in total are to be built nationally. Acres…

The Green party are proposing to increase social welfare payments by 50 euro per week.   The suggestion has been made by Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development with special responsibility for Community Development and Charities Joe O’ Brien.   National Coordinator and Chair of…

Grants may be offered to farmers to plant trees along rivers and watercourses to act as a ‘carbon sink’. There’s also be to be a new focus on preventing pollution of rivers and streams by fertilisers and pesticides. The Green Party idea was approved in principle at a Cabinet sub-committee…