Updated: 15/04/14 : 07:29:44
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Lundy alarmed at potential jump in one-teacher small schools

The number of one teacher schools in Sligo could increase from September as a result of Government increases to pupil teacher thresholds, according to Fianna Fáil local election candidate for Ballymote-Tubbercurry, Cllr Jerry Lundy.In reply to questions from Fianna Fáil last week, Education Minister Quinn said there are currently 8 one teacher schools in the country and that this is set to increase to as high as 60 in September, based on [...]  Read More...

Updated: 18/04/14 : 10:42:55
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Better Energy for Communities Call for Funding

Cllr Martin Baker would like to make his constituents throughout his new electoral area, as well as other residents in County Sligo, aware that there is currently a call for funding to access money in order to deliver energy efficiency measures in the community.“I recently found out about it myself, and as the pot of money available is substantial, €13.5 million” said Martin “it is important that communities are aware of this funding [...]  Read More...

Updated: 11/04/14 : 07:13:29
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Concern over severe hospital cuts

Independent Cllr Veronica Cawley  has raised concerns about the cuts in funding for the six Hospitals outlined in the published  West / North West Hospitals Group 2014 Service Plan. Each hospital has a degree of cuts,Sligo Regional Hospital had been targeted for a severe cut of €10.6 million reducing the budget for €106.1 to €96.8. Cllr Cawley said, "This will place further pressure on the delivery of services, staff [...]  Read More...

Updated: 18/04/14 : 09:56:15
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952 social homes to be delivered with €15m investment

Cllr Jim McGarry has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan, TD today that 952 homes will be provided through a scheme to bring back into use long-term vacant local authority units.Speaking about the announcement Cllr Jim McGarry said, “I am delighted that this €15m funding steam will create homes for 952 families across the country. There is significant pressure on social housing supply and I am [...]  Read More...

Updated: 18/04/14 : 10:10:18
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Sligo targeted by Govt’s anti-rural bias - Lundy

Fianna Fáil local election candidate for  Ballymote-Tubbercurry Cllr Jerry Lundy has blasted the Government for its unfair targeting of county Sligo in its anti-rural agenda.The councillor commented on the fact that many people he has met on the doorsteps have expressed their extreme anger at the Government’s anti-rural bias, which has particularly affected County Sligo.Cllr Lundy commented: “The level of anger out there [...]  Read More...