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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…

Sinn Fein Cllr Brendan Barry is calling on the Minister for Agriculture to take a more proactive approach to eradicating TB in Ireland. The Leitrim Councillor is asked him to look at the New Zealand model where they have taken a radical approach. In New Zealand with a cattle herd…

Requirements for the 2017 National Reserve have changed this year. Under current regulations, young farmers who have not yet received their certification will not be able to apply for the 2017 National Reserve. In 2015, so long as a person had begun their studies, they could then apply for the…

A local councillor is calling on the Minster for Agriculture to amend the rules on the 2017 National Reserve. Leitrim County Councillor, Brendan Barry, says that young farmers who will be completing their Agricultural courses in June will not currently qualify for the 2017 National Reseve under current rules as…