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Yesterday’s meeting of Leitrim County heard the concerns of a number of local Councillors in relation to the negative impact that the issuing of a prospecting licence for gold mining would have on the county.   The motion tabled by the six Manorhamilton Municipal District Councillors called on the Minister…

The future of many post offices in the north west has been cast into fresh doubt. Postmasters say there’ll be ‘unrestrained closures’ of Post Offices in July, if the Government doesn’t act urgently. The Irish Postmasters’ Union is calling on the state to give them a financial injection within weeks…

The possibility of local people being able to use the Spencer Harbour facility in Leitrim again for docking small boats is getting ever closer after developments were made on the long running issue recently.   The opportunity for local residents in north Leitrim to use the area were no longer…

Councillors in Leitrim yesterday passed the County Budget for 2021.  They decided against increasing rates, however the controversial 25% vacant commercial premises levy has been retained for at least another year.     The Council Budget for next year has increased by over 4 million euro despite rates being impacted…

The switch to fortnightly social welfare payments has led to post offices losing a quarter of their business.   The Irish Postmasters’ Union says transactions were down 25 per cent in August compared to the same month last year.   Some social welfare payments, including disability allowance, are still being…

A warning has been issued to the people of Leitrim to redouble their efforts in the fight against the spread of Covid-19.       The warning was contained in a statement issued jointly between by the Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, Cllr. Mary Bohan, Chief Executive Lar Power, Chief…