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€25m On Ambulances Unacceptable – O’Reilly

Local TD and Sinn Fein Health Spokesperson Louise O’Reilly has expressed disappointment at the misuse of taxpayers’ money on private ambulances. O’Reilly, told the County Leader, “The HSE spend over €25 million on private ambulances over the past five years. This does not constitute value for money and the money…


Balbriggan

More Resources Vital For Balbriggan

Local councillor for Balbriggan electoral area, Tony Murphy (IA) has described the latest census figures, which show Balbriggan as the town with the youngest population, as a wake up call for all. He said, “Reality dawns when you see the latest statistics from the CSO office. The upside for Balbriggan…


Brendan Ryan

Promotion For Ryan

The Labour Party recently announced its frontbench reshuffle and there was good news for local TD, Brendan Ryan. He is the only Labour Party TD to have been elected in all of Dublin at the last general election, which saw his party decimated. His reward has seen him being appointed…


Europe

New Drug Crackdown

The EU Commission has stated that they want to clamp down on the sale of the new psychoactive substance furanylfentanyl (sometimes known as China White) across the Union. The Commissioner responsible said, “The rise in the availability of new psychoactive substances remains a considerable public health challenge in Europe. It…


classroom

Promised New Schools Delayed

Local TD, Darragh O’Brien (FF) has said that the already over-subscribed secondary schools in the North County will now experience further pressure in the forthcoming school year. This is due, in the main, to the development of two schools in the county having been pushed back another 15 months. In…


Reilly schools

Funding Available For Major Schools Project In Swords

Local senator, Dr James Reilly (FG) has confirmed to the County Leader that funding has been approved for the delivery of two primary school and a secondary school at the Mooretown development off the Rathbeale Road in Swords. Reilly told the County Leader, “The really good news is that contracts…


Clifford Lee

Importance Of Local Investment Highlighted

Local senator Lorraine Clifford Lee (FF), has said that the Government must start to invest in education, childcare and transport in North Dublin as it was announced that Balbriggan is the ‘youngest’ large town in the country. Based on data compiled as part of Census 2016, Balbriggan was determined as…


Emergency Accommodation

Quinn Challenges New Housing Minister

Speaking following the appointment of a new Minister of Housing, Planning and Local Government, local Sinn Féin Housing SPC member, Cllr Malachy Quinn said: “Under Simon Coveney’s watch the number of people in emergency accommodation increased every single month. Given his failure to get a grip on the housing and…