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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…

The move to increase electricity costs at the same time the country moving into the fourth wave of Covid-19 has been described as far from ideal by a local Councillor.   Councillor Padraig Fallon Says the confirmation that Electric Ireland is to increase their residential electricity prices by 9% and…

A Leitrim Councillor has raised concerns that north Leitrim will miss out when it comes to the provision of bins and portable loos to cater for the outdoor summer of 2021.   Funding has been allocated by Government to all County Councils for the provision of portaloos and bins in…

A Leitrim Councillor says a Labour imitative aimed at addressing the housing crisis would need to stand up to serious scrutiny before it could be discussed.   The motion being proposed by Labour would grant local authorities the option of using compulsory purchase orders to purchase land at its agricultural…

A Leitrim Councillor is accusing the government of designing the local property tax in such a way that it will benefit the rich.   Changes announced last week included homes build from 2013 being included for payment.   It was also confirmed that a revaluation of properties will result in…