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PODCAST: Is the EU “strangling” farmers, or helping them ?

farm-2017The issue of whether or not the EU helps or hinders Irish farmers led to some lively debate on the Let’s Talk show on Shannonside FM today. Leitrim Fine Gael councillor John McCartin took issue with what he called Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice’s “Euro-sceptic scaremongering” after the TD had claimed EU directives were “strangling” Irish farmers […]

CONFIRMED: Four people dead after London terror attack

westminister-2017  It’s understood two people have been killed and several others injured in an apparent terror attack at the Houses of Parliament in London. Witnesses say a car ploughed into pedestrians, then a man stabbed a police officer, before being shot earlier this afternoon. At least 10 people have been treated by the London ambulance […]

Flood relocation scheme homes should be demolished

athlone-flooding-dec-2015-2017The property of people who might be successful in applying for the flood relocation scheme should be demolished. That’s according to the Mayor of Athlone Municipal District John Dolan who was commenting today on the news that the scheme might be delayed in order to change the criteria. The Fine Gael councillor says while he […]

Clash between local representatives on impact of EU

young-farmer-tractor-from-pixabayA recent statement issued by Roscommon Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice on an EU spraying directive led to heated debate today. The statement from Deputy Fitzmaurice had criticised the directive and described it as another indication of the EU “strangling the life out of small farmers”. Leitrim councillor John McCartin took exception to the views calling […]

Police dealing with ‘terrorist’ incident in London

london-2017Scotland Yard says it’s dealing with a ‘terrorist incident’ outside the houses of parliament in London. Business in the house of commons chamber has been suspended and the building has been locked down. Downing Street says Prime Minister Theresa May is safe. A police officer’s been stabbed and one person has been shot outside the […]

Wreckage of Rescue 116 found off Mayo coast

helicopter-2017The wreckage of the Rescue 116 helicopter has been found off the county Mayo coast. The coastguard confirmed the wreckage was found on the sea bed on the eastern side of Blackrock, at a depth of around 40 metres. More dives are being planned for later this afternoon with an ROV and dive teams, weather […]

PODCAST: Ballaghaderreen business people offer warm welcome to Syrian refugees

abbeyfield-hotel-march-2017Over 70 Syrian asylum seekers are spending their first evening in their new temporary homes at the EROC centre in Ballaghaderreen Bghadereeen having arrived just a few hours ago. Two buses from Dublin dropped off 72 Syrian men women and children at the Abbeyfield hotel today, as they begin their new lives in the west […]

Kerry boy who suffered brain damage at birth awarded €17.8million

court-gavel-pixabay-2017The High Court has approved a €17.8m final settlement to the family of a Kerry boy who suffered severe brain damage at birth. Tadhg Costello, who’s nearly 11 and from Killorglin, has cerebral palsy and is totally dependent on others for all his needs. Due to a delay in his delivery and an acknowledged failure […]

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