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Those receiving homecare support may have to pay some of the costs themselves in the future.   At present, homecare support services are provided free, unlike residential care under the Fair Deal scheme where people make a contribution towards the cost.   The Irish Times are reporting today that Minister…

Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal need to see their fair share of the 800,000 promised home help hours. That according to Sligo/Leitrim, TD Eamon Scanlon who has highlighted the government failure to deliver home care support hours promised by the HSE service plan. By October of this year, home help hours…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says small and medium size businesses are struggling across the north west mainly due to rising insurance premiums.   Fianna Fail’s Eamon Scanlon says the government have consistently failed to address the problem.   He says that Minister for Finance, Paschal Donoghue, has not met with the…

Businesses in the north west and border region are ignoring warnings to implement ‘Brexit ready measures ahead of a possible exit from Europe by the UK.   It’s emerged that 58,000 businesses still do not have an Economic Operators Registration Number with only 3 weeks to go until a potential…

A local TD is calling on the Government to not shy away from those that need to avail of overnight respite services.   New figures obtained by Sligo Leitrim, Fianna Fáil TD Eamon Scanlon shows a 33% decrease in respite overnight services in Donegal and a 16% decrease in Sligo…