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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…

New CSO figures show the amount of water used by households throughout Sligo, Leitrim, and Donegal is remarkably similar, with average consumption per day ranging from 348 to 367 litres. It’s in line with the national average for 2015 which varied from 274 litres to 383 litres. According to the…

A West of Ireland TD says school buses will be affected very soon if some kind of a resolution is not found to the bus strike. The strike is now in its 5th day with unions not happy with the plans for cost-cutting at the company while Bus Eireann says…

There are calls for a more long-term strategic development plan for rural Ireland. Local TDs are hitting out at the new plan announced yesterday stating it’s a rehash of old schemes and is short sighted in a time when rural services continue to be under threat. Independent TD in Donegal…

A west of Ireland TD is hitting out at the HSE today for comments accusing families of leaving loved ones in hospital to protect their inheritance. Today’s Irish Times claims that families are leaving their elderly relatives in hospital beds rather than sending them to a nursing home – to…