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Leitrim a National Sacrifice Zone for Sitka Spruce

Date: January 15, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Environment & Energy

Following her recent meetings with community representatives to discuss problems associated with excessive afforestation in CO. Leitrim, Marian met with representatives of the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) in...[more]

Forestry Threatens to Decimate Leitrim Communities

Date: January 7, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Existing government policy, related to forestry, will decimate the social fabric of Co. Leitrim and requires an immediate and effective response from those who believe that trees should not replace population in the coming decade.[more]

81% of MEPs back agreement between EU and UK

Date: December 14, 2017

Category: News Article

Yesterday in the European Parliament, 81% of MEPs voted to support the agreement reached last week between Theresa May and the European Commission.[more]

Mercy College ‘Always ahead of the Curve’

Date: December 4, 2017

Category: News Article

Marian returned to her former school, Mercy College Sligo, in which she taught for many years where she held a dialogue with Transition Year students and addressed the school body at the launch of Aonad Loch Gile, the new...[more]

Ray of hope for Forgotten Farmers in CAP Proposals

Date: December 1, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

In his proposal for the new CAP, Commissioner Phil Hogan has spoken of the need for flexibility so that Member States can design special schemes to cater to the needs of all young farmers and this, I believe, will allow Ireland...[more]

7 Million Work Days Lost in Ireland from Back Pain

Date: November 21, 2017

Category: News Article, Health

“The Early Intervention Toolkit for dealing with musculoskeletal disease has proven its worth in 30 pilot programmes across the EU and is now ready to be rolled out in all Member States”.[more]

Contribution of Young Carers not Recognised

Date: November 2, 2017

Category: News Article, Carers

The statistics for carers in Ireland released today Thursday, November 2nd by the CSO were exceptional in that, for the first time, they identified 3,800 carers aged 14 and under.[more]

Ireland GUBU on Apple Tax

Date: October 4, 2017

Category: News Article, Euro/Finance

Ireland’s actions on Apple Tax have a GUBU ring to them.[more]

Harkin Challenges Unionists on Border

Date: October 3, 2017

Category: News Article

Unionist politicians in Northern Ireland have been challenged in the European Parliament on their attitude towards a hard border and upholding the Good Friday Agreement. In a speech on a motion on the State of Play on Brexit...[more]

Increased Numbers offer Hopes for Fisheries re-opening

Date: October 3, 2017

Category: News Article

The potentially lucrative fisheries of the high value Spurdog species could re-open due to the evidence of recovery in numbers.[more]

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