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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…

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, has survived a Dail confidence vote however, Sligo/Leitrim TD, Marc MacSharry has resigned the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party and voted against the government. John McGuinness, who like Deputy MacSharry has been critical of Fianna Fail leadership, wasn’t present for last nights vote. Minister Coveney…

With a no-confidence motion on Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney to be discussed in the Dail today, all eyes will be on how a number of Fianna Fail TDs will vote, among them Sligo/Leitrim Deputy Marc MacSharry. It follows a formal request by Deputy MacSharry for an urgent meeting of…

A Donegal TD is accusing the government of not even trying to pursue an all Ireland ‘Zero Covid’ strategy. Independent Deputy, Thomas Pringle, submitted Freedom of Information requests in October seeking detailed documents of talks between Ireland and Northern Ireland which he says there is ‘little evidence’ of. He highlighted…

NPHET has made another recommendation to move the entire country to level five restrictions. Public health officials have said the lockdown should last for six weeks. This recommendation from NPHET wasn’t unexpected in Government Buildings. Public health officials made it clear a number of weeks ago they feel a level…

Micheál Martin has hit back at internal criticism from some of his TDs. At the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting yesterday, Sligo/Leitrim Deputy, Marc MacSharry, said Leo Varadkar was running rings around him in press conferences. He also said the Taoiseach has a teacher to pupil style relationship with his…

The Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin is in Leitrim this evening after having canvassed in Sligo earlier today ahead of the general election on Feb. 8th. After an interview on Ocean FM’s North West Today Show this morning, it was out on the canvass trail, starting from the offices of…