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Fianna Fail has committed to making a ‘final push’ to ensure that patients of Cystic Fibrosis can access the potentially life-saving drug Orkambi. Fianna Fail TD in Sligo Leitrim Marc MacSharry raised the issue with the Taoiseach in the Dail this week and accused Enda Kenny of being ‘out of…

A Sligo Leitrim TD has told the Dail that insurance companies are ‘ripping off the Irish people.’ Fianna Fail Deputy Eamon Scanlon made the comment in the Dail yesterday afternoon when he asked for an update on promised legislation in the area. Taoieach Enda Kenny told him there would be…

A Sligo/Leitrim government TD has hit out over the lack of progress in providing a permanent cardiac catherisation laboratory at Sligo University Hospital. Deputy Tony McLoughlin was speaking in the Dail yesterday evening at the end of a 12-minute question and anser session on the cardiac cath lab with Junior…

There was cross party support for a motion by Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue today calling for an emergency fund for tillage farmers to be set up. It follows the particularly wet summer last year. Farmers in a number of counties including Donegal and Roscommon were among the worst affected. They…

Tillage farmers still hope to get an emergency aid package as they plan a march on the Dail this afternoon. Many grain farmers in Donegal, Mayo and other western counties were unable to harvest their crops last autumn following a prolonged period of wet weather. Following a meeting with the Minister…

A new effort is underway to have Cavan reunited as one county for the purpose of Dail elections. At present, part of Cavan is in with Sligo/Leitrim and South Donegal. Fianna Fail Councillor John Paul Feehily says they are particularly eager to raise the profile of the countywide campaign in…