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On this week’s edition of Agri Week: We follow up on the interview with Kevin Comiskey from last week and the advisory letter he received from the Department of Agriculture in relation to culling animals in his herd – something he decided not to do. We learned recently that the…

The proposed ban on lead ammunition is a move which is disproportionate and discriminatory toward farmers.     That’s according to Leitrim Councillor Padraig Fallon.   The European Commission wants to apply the ban in and around wetlands in member states over wildlife concerns.     The Sinn Fein Councillor…

A Leitrim Councillor has criticised the government for expecting students and their families to pay full fees for partial access to campus and facilities.   Manorhamilton MD Councillor Padraig Fallon says many student and their families are unsure how much time they will have to spend on campus in the…

A Leitrim Councillor says the changes made to the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme will only help push the price of houses up and further alienate first time buyers.     Sinn Fein Councillor, Padraig Fallon has criticised the Government for changing the scheme without carrying out any impact assessment on…

  A local Councillor has dismissed suggestions that people building new homes in rural Ireland will have to cover the cost of connecting to the new National Broadband Plan.   The Sunday Business recently reported that a cost of 5,000 would be charged for such a connection.   Communications Minister…

A North Leitrim Councillor has described as ‘scandalous’ the State having to meet the shortfall to private toll operators, as a result of a drop in traffic volumes during the Covid-19 pandemic.   Sinn Fein have received confirmation from Transport Infrastructure Ireland that the taxpayer will have to pay somewhere…

Concerns were raised over the lack of suitable family housing at this week’s Manorhamilton municipal District meeting of Leitrim County Council.   Fine Gael Councillor Frank Dolan had tabled a motion in relation to the provision of additional family housing in Dromahair while Drumkeerin Councillor Padraig Fallon had motions down…