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A Sligo/Leitrim TD says budget 2022 was a non-event for those in agriculture. Deputy Marian Harkin was reacting to yesterday’s budget in the Dáil She says the CAP Budget this year has already failed to improve the situation for farmers, despite increasing demands on them because of measures to deal…

Sligo county councillors are meeting around now for a second time this evening in an effort to pass a budget for the year ahead. They failed to pass the budget last Monday after Fianna Fail Councillor Paul Taylor proposed that they do so. The four councillors who formed a Pact…

The Minister for finance, Paschal Donohoe has approved a new 20 million Euro Suckler Support fund in today’s budget. Farmers will receive a payment of 40 Euro per Suckler Cow provided they provide weight information on both cows and calves. The IFA had lobbied for a payment of 200 Euro…

Modest income tax cuts and marked increases in spending on health and housing. That’s one of the main themes to emerge from Budget 2018 delivered yesterday afternoon by Finance Minister Paschal Donohue. In the north west, the reaction was mixed. Meanwhile, word is awaited on a much-expected specific allocation under…