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Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle, insists government policy is to improve the regional veterinary laboratory testing system, not damage it Speaking in response to a number of queries on the future of the RVL in Doonally yesterday evening, Minister Doyle says it will all come…

Those against hare coursing in the North West are making their way to Dublin this afternoon for a protest outside the Dail. It comes before the hare coursing national finals in Clonmel this weekend. There is a strong following for hare coursing in parts of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, and…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says more ambulances on the road is the only way to fix problems with the service. Sinn Fein deputy Martin Kenny says there is a crisis across rural Ireland because a management process put in place means ambulances are travelling the country rather than being stationed in…

There have been calls for the HSE to clarify what services will be available in the future at a Mountcharles respite home. Independent TD for Donegal Thomas Pringle raised the issue in the Dail this week after services were cut at the Seaview Respite Home. Over 100 families were availing…

Local TD’s will get the chance to vote on an aid package for Tillage farmers in the Dail this afternoon. A vote is expected to take place at lunchtime on the introduction of aid for farmers badly affected by poor weather in 2016. Over 100 farmers, including many from Donegal,…

A Sligo/Leitrim Dail deputy is proposing to the Constituencies Commission that the counties of Donegal and Cavan be reunited for the purposes of general elections. Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry is proposing that Sligo/Leitrim should be one constitiency with four seats; that Cavan/Monaghan be one constituency with five seats; and…