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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…

A Leitrim councillor is calling for more detailed information to be made available to councillors about the gritting and treatment of roads under the council’s Winter Maintenance Plan. Cllr Brendan Barry wants details of the treatment that’s carried out on roads, route maps detailing lengths of roads treated and untreated,…

It’s emerged that more than €112 million in grant aid was provided under TAMS II – Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme, the majority of these provided at 60% grant aid. This demonstrates the level of investment by young farmers on their farms since 2015. This means young farmers have spent…