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O’Brien Calls Foul On UK Leaflets

Local Fianna TD, Darragh O’Brien, has rubbished the latest anti-Lisbon leaflets being distributed throughout the North County and further afield.  He describes these as ‘made up nonsense’ by a far right British group who would love nothing more than to scrap the EU.  

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Sargent Calls For YES In Referendum

Local TD, Trevor Sargent, is calling for a Yes vote in the upcoming Lisbon Treaty. “Ireland needs the EU now more than ever. A Yes vote on October 2 is important to strengthen the resolve of the EU in helping Ireland to overcome the current economic crisis.

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Sargent Questions Supermarket Pricing

Local Green Party TD Trevor Sargent addressed the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment recently. The Committee is examining the issue of whether or not supermarkets are sharing with their customers the price reductions currently being offered for Irish vegetable products.

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Meeting Held On Lisbon Treaty

Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan was in Peacocks on Sept. 10 to host a meeting on the economic benefits of voting Yes in the Lisbon Treaty on Oct. 2 and is pictured with Cllr Darragh Butler and John Fitzsimons.Duane Brown, John Hennessy and Jeremy Doyle at meeting on the economic…

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Calls To Close Portrane Facility

Local Labour Party representatives, Senator Brendan Ryan and Cllr Gerry McGuire have called for the closure of the controversial Grove Lodge homeless unit in Portrane. This follows a meeting with local Health Manager, Pat Dunne. Speaking to the County Leader, Senator Ryan said.”We stressed that as far as the residents…

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Poll Topper Dodges Important Meetings

While 2009 saw Councillor Clare Daly shoot to victory when she topped the pole in May’s local election, records obtained by the County Leader show that the Socialist Councillor has attended few Policy Committee Meetings over the past 3 years. Described as key to the development and review of policy,…

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Local Councillors Enjoy Junkets

Councillors in the North County are still attending lavish conferences despite our cash strapped local authority cutting events and services throughout the region. In records obtained by the County Leader, Balbriggan’s two independent councillors are leading the way in being some of the big spenders in the North County this…