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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…

Extra teachers, extra Gardai and extra welfare payments have all been announced by the government as part of Budget 2018. The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has been announcing the budget from the Dail. From there Chris Donoghue has more The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says it wants to…

There are high hopes this morning that the money for the new N4 route between Collooney and Castlebaldwin will at last be included in today’s budget. If the N4 funding is announced, it will be a major milestone in a long campaign for the upgrade of a dangerous stretch of…