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A Sligo Leitrim TD has branded the Carers Allowance as a ‘mean test’. It’s estimated that only 25% of carers nationwide get the allowance and it’s thought that the way in which its means tested isn’t practical. The issue was raised in the Dail this week by Deputy Marian Harkin…

It’s been confirmed farmers impacted by the Shass Mountain landslide in Co. Leitrim will get their 2022 payments under a force majeure clause. Approximately 170,000 tonnes of peat was deposited on lands as a result of the landslide in 2020. Sligo/Leitrim TD, Marian Harkin raised the issue in the Dail…

The Dail’s heard claims there were 200 homes burgled and trashed in the space of two months last year, between Donegal and north Galway. The government is being urged to respond to concerns of rural homeowners after a spate of aggravated burglaries. 73 year old Tom Niland is fighting for…

A local TD fears public access will no longer be allowed at Cairns Hill in Sligo. The Office of Public Works had their bid to purchase 23.5 acres on the site where, as the name suggests, contains two cairns which have historically been used as markers for burial grounds. Sligo/Leitrim…

Independent Sligo/Leitrim TD, Marian Harkin, says the backlog for Local Improvement Scheme in Co. Leitrim is ‘totally unacceptable.’ She says applications as far back as 2009 are still awaiting approval. The LIS provides funding to help local authorities carry out improvement works on private and non-publicly maintained roads. Deputy Harkin…

A Donegal TD says Credit Unions must be able to offer the same services as banks. Independent Deputy, Thomas Pringle says Credit Unions make decisions based on the needs of their local communities which he believes makes them better equipped to deal with it’s members compared to traditional banks. He…