Monthly Archives: April 2014

Calleary seeks greater resources for Mayo ambulance service

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Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary has demanded greater resources for the ambulance service in Co Mayo following a serious of alarming delays in the response time to local emergencies. The Dáil is this week debating a Fianna Fáil motion which raises concerns about a growing crisis in the ambulance service.  “The Government needs to wake up to the crisis in our local ambulance service,” said Deputy Calleary. “Official figures show that last year, only one in every three people with life-threatening conditions were responded to within the target time. The situation is worse in more rural areas. Large parts of the country, including Co Mayo, have been left without any ambulance […]

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Calleary alarmed at expected jump in one teacher schools

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Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary as expressed his alarm at revelations that an additional 52 two-teacher schools across the country are on course to lose a teacher in September. In reply to questions from Fianna Fáil in the Dáil, the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn said there are currently 8 one teacher schools in the country, but that this could jump to 50 in September based on current enrolment figures. “These figures show the impact that the Government’s attack on small schools is having on the ground.  Minister Quinn announced rolling increases in the pupil teacher ratio at small schools in his first budget in office. Already, a number of Mayo […]

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