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The Save Leitrim group is to take its campaign against non-native forestry in the county to the gates of the Dail. It will hold a demonstration on Wednesday, January 30th at 11am to highlight what it says is the negative impact that the planting of trees, such as Sitka Spruce,…

The Dáíl has passed a Bill that could dramatically reduce the interest rates moneylenders charge customers. The draft law from Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty includes a 36 percent cap on the rates people would have to pay. He claims some are being charged as much as 187 percent on loans.…

A bill has been brought before the Dail this week which would place a requirement for planning permission to be obtained for afforestation. Sligo Leitrim Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny brought the bill before the Dail yesterday. Currently in Ireland, planning permission is only required when a forest is over…

A Donegal TD has accused the Taoiseach of making financial decisions from ivory towers. The comments came from Sinn Fein Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty after the Finance Minister announced the government won’t spend the full fiscal space available in the budget. Leo Varadkar hit back saying Sinn Féin’s policies would…