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The Leitrim Chairman of the Beef Plan Movement says farmers are not to blame for staff layoffs at meat factories.   3,000 people were temporarily let go from their positions at meat plants across the country earlier this week.   Meat Industry Ireland says protests and “illegal blockades” by farmers…

The Chairman of the beef plan movement in Leitrim has expressed his disappointment that retailers won’t be present at today’s second round of beef talks, despite repeated requests from farmers that they be included.   The latest round of talks are due to get underway today.   Farmers held protests…

The Beef Plan Movement has said it will not endorse the outcome of talks involving the Agriculture Minister aimed at securing better beef prices for farmers. The group have accused Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of failing farmers. A range of actions were agreed including a review of the system…

A Leitrim cllr is calling on the gardai to issue information to the general public on the many “home breathalysers” that are currently available on the market. Sinn Fein Councillor Brendan Barry made the request at a recent Joint Police Committee meeting. The Drumshanbo based councillor is calling on the…

The long running issue of securing the services of an early intervention child psychologist to cover the county of Leitrim has finally been resolved following the appointment of a new psychologist being appointed to the position. Sinn Féin Councillor Brendan Barry has welcomed the appointment. He says that the entire…

There are serious concern in the mid to North Leitrim areas as regards ambulance response times. These concerns increased during the past month with the transfer of the Carrick-on-Shannon based ambulance to Boyle. Even though ambulance services have returned to Cortober, which is close to the County Town, inside the…

A Leitrim councillor says more needs to be done to help families look after their elderly relatives in their own homes and in their own communities. Sinn Fein’s Brendan Barry says this should be done by more nursing home places being provided by the HSE. He also says that there’s…