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Sinn Féin wants to give all families a € 140 “back to school bonus”. The party says, this will ease the financial strain on parents ahead of the new school year. Studies suggest back to school costs could be as high as 1,400 euro per child. Padraig Fallon is a…

It’s emerged that people in certain parts of the north west may to have to wait up to a month for the results of a blood test. It’s been claimed that Leitrim patients who are attending local GP’s in the County are being advised of the delays due to a…

The current legislation which requires learner drivers to be accompanied by an experienced driver at all times is forcing young people off the roads and having a negative impact on rural communities.   That’s according to Leitrim county councillor and local election candidate Padraig Fallon who tabled a motion for…

Leitrim County Council have been requested to carry out a review of how grant aid is allocated for applicants applying for a number of various schemes.   The request was made by Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig Fallon at this month’s meeting of the Manorhamilton Municipal District.     Councillor Fallon…

Households who can’t demonstrate that they’re getting rid of their rubbish responsibly will soon face a fine.   Local Authorities are planning to roll out TV-licence style inspectors to homes that don’t use a registered waste company.   75 euro fines will be issued to people who can’t prove they’re…

A new pilot scheme for hedgecutting is to be set up in Leitrim. The new grant scheme will provide funding for farmers to ensure that hedges are cut. A similar scheme was set up in county Clare in recent years. It was approved at a meeting of Leitrim County Council…