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A Leitrim Councillor is urging the government not to agree to an increase on the TV licence fee.   RTE is renewing its calls for reform of public funding when it goes before an Oireachtas Committee today.   The State broadcaster will tell TD’s and Senators 65 million euro’s being…

The fact that the National Broadband Plan is set to miss its revised target of 60,000 homes by the end of the year has been described as another major blow for rural Ireland.     The Government has confirmed that just 35,000 homes will be passed by the end of…

Local Authorities are being urged to start a process where skilled tradespeople are hired and retained by the respective County Councils across the region.   The Suggestion is being put forward by Manorhamilton Municipal  Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig Fallon.   Cllr Fallon has a motion tabled for today’s Municipal District…

Half-price public transport for young people, free contraception and a hike in the weekly fuel allowance are among the measures to be announced in today’s budget.   The 4.7 billion euro package will see 1.5 billion in additional spending, largely aimed at addressing the rising cost of living.   Pensions…

A Leitrim Councillor is calling for the rollout process of the National Broadband Plan to be examined as a matter of urgency.   It’s emerged that broadband roll-out by National Broadband Ireland will only be able to provide fibre broadband to around 50% of the homes which were due to…

A Leitrim Councillor is calling on Minister Heather Humphreys to address the large waiting list of those looking to avail of LIS schemes in the County.   It’s been reported that one fifth of a national fund has been given to the rural and community development in Minister Humpreys own…