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A Sligo/Leitrim TD’s bill to ban fracking will be debated in the Dail today. But this does not mean the controversial gas extraction method will be outlawed any time soon. That’s because the government has proposed an amendment which will mean the passage of Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLoughlin’s bill…

Grants and subsidies for forestry should be removed when it comes to speculators, who are often major corporations, coming into local areas and buying up land. The call has been made by Sligo Leitrim Sinn Fein TD Martin Kenny following an IFA meeting in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, last night where…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD is claiming that forestry is replacing people in rural Ireland. Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny says that where land is planted with trees, it is taken up for 60 years, with detrimental affects for surrounding areas. He was speaking after a meeting in Drumshanbo last night where…

The Sligo/Leitrim TD who aired allegations in the Dail of garda malpractise in County Leitrim is to meet the Garda Ombudsman Commission this afternoon. Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Kenny’s allegations included claims that members of the Gardai engaged active criminals as informants, ran their own informants outside the normal intelligence…

A Sinn Fein TD in Leitrim has rejected claims by the Garda Representative Association that he abused Dail privilege in making allegations about the force in Leitrim yesterday. Martin Kenny says he makes no apology for revealing allegations of malpractice in the force in county Leitrim in the Dail. These…