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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…

A Leitrim Councillor has moved to ease the fears and concerns that many people may have in relation to septic Tank inspections.   Inspections are resuming again in all local Municipal Districts in the coming weeks.   As part of the inspection, treatment systems will be examined to ensure that…

Concerns have been raised over the Government plans to privatise the Community job activations services. SIPTU yesterday contacted the Minister of State with responsibility for Social Inclusion in the Department of Social Protection, Joe O’Brien to support the campaign to halt the proposed move. Community jobs schemes are geared to…

A north Leitrim councillor is calling on Bank of Ireland, AIB and the local Credit union to ensure that an ATM machine is retained on the street in Manorhamilton. Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig Fallon has urged the local authority in Leitrim to engage with the financial providers after Bank of…

A Leitrim councillor is calling on all elected public representatives not to take part in any events marking the century of Ireland’s partition.   A recent motion calling on the Taoiseach, Tanaiste, Ministers and all TD’s not to partake in any events celebrating the centenary of the partition of Ireland…

It’s expected that X-ray services in Our Lady’s Hospital in Manorhamilton will reopen toward the end of this month.   It’s understood the X-ray services will be for rheumatology services and GP patients who are currently on a waiting list and living close to the hospital.   Local Councillor Padraig…