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There are calls for all renters who lose their job during the coronavirus crisis to be given access to the HAP scheme.   The Housing Assistance Payment is paid through local authorities.   Concerns have been raised locally that it currently takes weeks to apply for the scheme.   Manorhamilton…

Leitrim Councillors will hear today at their monthly meeting the challenges many Irish Citizens are experiencing when it comes to obtaining a drivers licence.     It’s expected that the Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig Fallon will urged the local authority to contact the minister for transport, the department of transport…

Leitrim County Council is to contact the Department of finance in relation to the proposed sale of ATMs by Bank of Ireland and AIB.   Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig Fallon raised the matter at this month’s Manorhamilton Municipal District Council meeting.   Speaking to OceanFM news Cllr Fallon outlined the…

A Leitrim Sinn Fein Councillor is calling on the Minister for Social Protection to amend legislation to allow people who are working and receiving a widow’s pension claim some form of Illness benefit should they require it.   Drumkeerin based Sinn Féin Councillor, Padraig Fallon has raised the matter highlighting…

Concerns are being raised after a video of a toddler crashing a scrambler went viral over Christmas. It’s unclear where or when the footage was recorded, but a small child with a soother in his mouth is seen crashing at full speed into a lamp post. Gardai have been working…

The rising costs of rent coupled with ever increasing house prices are leading to a greater than ever demand for local authority housing stock in north Leitrim. At this month’s meeting of Manorhamilton Municipal District of Leitrim County Council, Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig Fallon looked to establish what the current…

The proposed Custom Clearance Centres along the border have been described as neither being credible or acceptable as an alternative to the back stop. That’s according to North Leitrim Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig Fallon. Cllr Fallon says that concerns are being in relation to the possible checks  by a number…