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A local farming official says rising Fertiliser costs are crippling farmers across the north west. Fertiliser prices more than doubled in the year from January 2021 to 2022. CSO figures show they went up 127 per cent. Fertiliser is currently being quoted at 900 euro per tonne. Last week it…

Women are now fearful for their safety when it comes to using amenities such as walking tracks and Green ways in Leitrim. The issue was discussed at this week’s Joint Policing committee meeting. The murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore has led to many women having concerns over their safety…

A Leitrim Councillor says it could be 2027 before some homes in Leitrim will be connected to high speed broadband. Brendan Barry claims that €50 million was paid to investors in fees and interest from the National Broadband plan before a single house was connected. He is now urging the…

A Leitrim councillor and farm organisation official is calling on all road users to act responsibility in what is the current busy time for farm machinery. It’s after An Garda Síochána criticised a thoughtless tractor driver for allowing a line of 50 vehicles to build up behind him without pulling…

Renewed calls are being made on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to resolve the ongoing issue of prescribing animal doses and medicines. It’s as the new EU Veterinary Medicines Regulation comes into force next year. Effectively, the changes will result in prescriptions that were heretofore available over the counter…