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May Plays The Card

Ms May has called the election. The card some of us suggested was, what Cameron should have done rather than resign. The election perhaps gives whoever is elected a strong hand to deal with the multiple problems Brexit is throwing up. If she’s wise, she will look for a lot…

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Malahide Garda Station

Later Opening Of Malahide Garda Station Crucial

Local TD, Darragh O’Brien (FF), has said the early closure of Malahide Garda Station must be reviewed and that an extension to the hours of operation is crucial in providing for the safety and protection of the local community. O’Brien told the County Leader, “The North County continues to be…


Rural Wifi Moves Closer To Reality

Cllr Malachy Quinn (SF) has welcomed the news that public WIFI is a step closer for the rural North County. This follows confirmation from his party colleague Liadh Ní Riada MEP, that her report on WIFI4EU has been adopted by a committee vote last week in Strasbourg. The public WiFi…

Medical Card

An Attack On The Elderly- Reilly

Local Fine Gael senator and deputy party leader, Dr James Reilly, said a proposal to end tax reliefs for people who take out private health insurance is an attack on the elderly. Senator Reilly said signals that the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare will recommend scrapping the tax…


‘Waiting Lists Causing Irreversible Sight Loss’

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson and local TD, Louise O’Reilly has described as “scandalous” reports that thousands of ophthalmology patients, including some from the North County, are waiting over a year for treatment. Many of these patients suffer from macular degeneration and diabetes-related eye disease which requires early treatment to save…


Lynn Kicks More Than The FAI Ball

The President of the Employers group within the European Economic and Social Committee, has expressed confidence that the provisional application of CETA, the EU and Canadian trade deal will deliver a greater chance of ratification of what for now is only a provisional agreement. Up to 38 Parliaments, both national…

Plain Package Cigarettes

Reilly’s Plan Packaged

Local senator, James Reilly (FG), has welcomed the landmark legislation that will see the packaging on all tobacco products standardised from September. A clearly delighted Reilly told the County Leader, “My colleagues Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister of State, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy announced that the legislation for the…

Medical Card

Automatic Medical Cards Relief For Local Families

Sinn Féin Health spokesperson and local TD, Louise O’Reilly has welcomed the introduction of the Health (Amendment) Bill 2017 that will finally provide for children in receipt of a Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) to receive a full medical card. O’Reilly said that the passage of this legislation was a long…