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The Independent radio sector, as well as local newspapers need to be given more support during this crisis. Thats according to a number of rural Independent TDs, including Sligo/Leitrim’s Marian Harkin and Roscommon/East Galway’s Michael Fitzmaurice. The Independent group are calling on Minister Richard Bruton to release more funding for…

The HSE’s decision to no longer provide Occupational Therapy reports for those applying for housing adaptation grants for free is being described as a ‘cruel way of treating people.’ Independent TD, Michael Fitzmaurice, is making the comments following the health executive informing all local authorities in the country of the…

The Irish Farmers Association claims homes could be flooded over the coming days unless immediate action is taken. More than 100 millimetres of rain has fallen in several areas so far this month. More heavy rainfall is predicted later this week. Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice says it’s in situations like…

Plans have been dropped to move 80 asylum seekers into a disused hotel in Rooskey, Co. Leitrim. It’s because of a legal dispute that’s come up between the owners and the company renting it. The Shannon Key West Hotel had been earmarked by the government as an accommodation centre for…

A Independent Dail deputy is calling for the October 15th deadline for the spreading of slurry to be extended. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice says land is far now too wet for slurry spreading after two months of almost constant rain. He says the government’s failure to ask the EU to extend…