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Anti-fracking campaigners gathered in Leinster House yesterday evening expecting a bill to ban fracking on the island of Ireland to be passed. However, it hit a stumbling block and some local politicians feel it was unecessarily delayed after a Dublin TD raised concerns about aspects of the bill. The discussion…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is introducing a Bill to tackle what he says is discrimination against rural areas. Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny is calling on Fianna Fail TDs, especially those in the North West, to support the Bill. It comes in the aftermath of the chairman of the Western Development…

With the Bus Eireann strike now over, company workers throughout the North West are now studying what the Labour Court recommendations will mean for them. In the coming weeks, they will be balloted on the recommendations, which it is hoped will finally end the dispute. In Sligo, Damien Healy, North…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD has called for increased funding and a speedy rollout of the CCTV scheme for rural towns and villages to fight crime. Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLoughlin told the Dail yesterday that he has seen the benefits of the CCTV scheme at first hand in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.…

Apart from the row on water charges a number of other issues were raised in the Dail this week by local TDs. Most of them relating to the removal of services and a lack of investment in rural Ireland – all of which are affecting the local economies in the…

The future of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service is now also under threat. The issue was raised in the Dail last night where Fianna Fail Deputy Willie O’Dea moved a motion against the regionalisation of the service. There are plans to abolish the local services and making regional centres.…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD has told the Dail that a school in his area is in danger of losing a teacher because of a 50-year old rule on pupils eligibility for school transport. Fianna Fail Deputy Eamon Scanlon says the issue is affecting Cloghogue National School, just off the N4 Sligo/Dublin…