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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…

The decision by fast food outlet McDonald’s to close all its Irish restaurants will have a massive impact on an already struggling beef sector. That’s according to the Chairman of the Leitrim Beef Plan Movement, Brendan Barry. McDonald’s is the biggest buyer of Irish beef, spending more than €160m on…

Calls are being made on the HSE by Leitrim County Council to establish what extra funding strategies and additional resources were put in place to solve the ongoing trolley crisis in the Country’s hospitals in 2019.   The Council are to contact the HSE after Sinn Fein Councillor Brendan Barry…

The Beef Plan Movement says ‘it’s regrettable’ the IFA did not attempt to engage in talks before farmers held a protest by in Naas, Co. Kildare. On Thursday morning, farmers began a 12 hour protest outside of the Aldi warehouse blocking trucks from picking up deliveries. A further 12 hour…