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Gardai are to be given additional powers under new legislation being proposed by the government.   The Garda Powers Bill, which is being published today, includes enhanced measures in areas like arrest, search, and detention.   It also aims to enhance the rights of people in custody.   Sligo Leitrim…

There are contrasting views today among public elected representatives in the northwest when it comes to the fallout from revelations that political parties have engaged in using fake poling representatives to obtain voters’ views.   The controversy over fake poling representatives continues to rumble on into its second day, yesterday…

The last PUP payments will be made on February 8th next year.   The government’s confirmed that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be phased out, starting in September.   As part of the National Economic Recovery Plan, the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme is being extended until December 31st this year.…

Demonstration are planned for tomorrow afternoon in Letterkenny and Ballina to protest on the lack of support for families affected by mica bricks.   Protesters say there are over 4,000 homes in Donegal crumbling due to defective blocks.   A large number of houses are also thought to be impacted…

The Cabinet’s decision to seek an extension to the emergency Covid-19 Legislation until November 9th has been strongly criticised by many groups including The Irish Council for Civil Liberties.   They have called for the issue to be debated in the Oireachtas before any final decision would be taken on…

A Sligo Leitrim TD has expressed concern in relation to recent media reports in relation to the cancellation of 999 emergency calls.   Sinn Féin spokesperson for Justice Martin Kenny TD says it’s extremely worrying that thousands of 999 calls were allegedly cancelled by members of An Garda Síochána, including…

A Sligo/ Leitrim TD has questioned the impact that the new Personal Injuries Guidelines will have on reducing insurance premiums.     The guidelines will reduce the amount which will be awarded for most categories of personal injuries and will be used by both the Personal Injuries Assessment Board and…