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Pension Anomalies ‘Must Be Sorted This Year’

Fianna Fáil TD Darragh O’Brien and Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs & Trade has called on the Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection to ensure that a commitment to remove the anomalies in the State contributory pension are progressed this year. He said: “This is an issue that I have…

Rush Garda Station To Reopen

Local Fine Gael Senator James Reilly, has welcomed the news that Rush Garda station is to reopen. He said: “A report from the Garda Commissioner has found that Rush Garda station should reopen, and the Commissioner has written to the Office of Public Works to progress the opening. “The whole…

Reilly Calls For Abolition Of Prescription Charges

Families across the North County will benefit from a reduction in prescription charges in the New Year, local Fine Gael Senator James Reilly said. “As a GP I was never in favour of prescription charges as they are an impediment to access of prescribed medications. “I was forced to increase…

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Government Must Tackle High Motor Insurance Costs

Local Fianna Fáil TD Darragh O’Brien says the Government needs to work harder to implement all of the recommendations of the Cost of Insurance Working Group Report. Last week marked the first anniversary of the report’s publication, and while some of the recommendations have been applied, many are still outstanding….

Funding For Animal Welfare Organisations Welcomed

Local Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell has welcomed the allocation of €5,000 for Fingal SPCA in Portrane and €2,000 for Royal Dog Rescue in Balbriggan from the Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Scheme. He said: “I am pleased that Fingal SPCA in Portrane has been awarded €5,000 and Royal Dog…

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Disappointment As Farrell Overlooked Again

There was disappointment locally that Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell was, once again, overlooked for a full cabinet position in the recent mini reschuffle arising from the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald as Tánaiste. Many of his supporters have expressed their disappointment that the Malahide man was overlooked in favour of…

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Reilly Welcomes Lotto Grants For Sports Facilities

Senator James Reilly has welcomed the announcement by Minister Brendan Griffin of €3.5 million in sports lotto grants for Fingal.
 He said: “I particularly welcome €148,000 for Skerries Rugby Club all weather facility, O’Dwyer’s GAA Club Balbriggan (€128,000), St Maur’s Rush (€102,400), Rush Sailing club (€130,000), Rush Cricket Club €45,490),…

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Newman Welcomes New Computer Home Service

The Fingal Leader Partnership have recently launched a new service that includes a new computer home service, as well as their care and repair service. This news has been welcomed by local councilor Joe Newman (NP) who told the County Leader: “The computer home support service is a real breakthrough…