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Tallaght crime meeting hears calls for more gardaí - FF

A public meeting on crime in Tallaght this week heard calls from local residents for more gardaí, more garda patrol cars and a greater garda presence on the streets to respond to the recent surge in crime levels. More than 80 people attended the meeting at Fettercairn Community Centre, which was organised by local Fianna Fáil Councillor Charlie O’Connor. Read More

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Ó Cuív condemns vicious LEADER cuts in Galway

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West has expressed outrage over the scale of cuts to LEADER community programmes across the county. The latest figures reveal that funding for Co. Galway has been slashed by 56% over the next six years. Read More

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HIQA report on Castlepollard disability centre highlights lack of funding - Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy has said a report recently published by HIQA demonstrates that St. Peter's Care Home in Castlepollard is under-resourced. Read More

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Proposed regulations will undermine haulage industry by increasing cost of tyres - Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy has criticized the government for planning to put in place new regulations that will undermine the haulage industry. The new regulations will also lead to an increase in costs for motorists and the agricultural sector. Read More

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Cowen Selected as FF General Election Candidate for Offaly

Fianna Fáil’s General Election preparations took another step forward tonight as Barry Cowen TD was selected as the party’s candidate for Offaly. Read More

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Kilkenny hit with savage cuts to LEADER funding – Aylward

Fianna Fáil bye-election candidate for Kilkenny Bobby Aylward has expressed outrage over the level of cuts to rural development funding in Kilkenny. It’s emerged that communities in Kilkenny are being hit with savage cuts of 42% to local funding under the LEADER programme. Read More

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Govt must ensure Carlow farmers get access to new European fund – Aylward

Fianna Fáil bye-election candidate for Carlow - Kilkenny Bobby Aylward has called on the Government to ensure that farmers across the region are given access to the new EU credit line announced by Brussels this week. The fund will provide cheaper and longer term loans to those involved in the agri-sector. Read More

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Kitt calls for the re-instatement of funding for the School Completion Programme for DEIS schools

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Michael Kitt has called for the re-instatement of the 6.5% reduction in funding through TÚSLA for the School Completion Programme in schools with DEIS status. Read More

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Henry Shefflin’s hurling career an inspiration to all - Aylward

Fianna Fáil bye-election candidate for Carlow - Kilkenny Bobby Aylward has congratulated Henry Shefflin on a mesmerizing hurling career following his announcement that he will retire from inter-county hurling. Read More

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McConalogue demands extra resources for Ramelton Garda Station

Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConlogue has called on the Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to allocate additional resources to Ramelton Garda Station. The station, which has two Gardai attached to it, has been forced to close during office hours, because of staffing issues. Read More

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