Monthly Archives: July 2014

Free GP Care for over 70s ‘a political gimmick’ – Calleary

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Free GP Care for over 70s ‘a political gimmick’ – Calleary Government continues to take medical card from seriously ill pensioners Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has accused the Government of engaging in a political gimmick following  the announcement of free-GP care for over 70s.  Deputy Calleary said this new policy is hypocritical and is a belated reaction to the Government’s heavy defeat in the recent local elections. He commented: “The announcement by the Taoiseach last week on free GP care for over 70s has come totally out of the blue and has been done with absolutely no consultation with the relevant stakeholders. No talks were held with […]

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Calleary alarmed at cuts to Mayo primary schools

Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has expressed his alarm that 11 small schools in the county are to lose a teacher this September.  The decision was confirmed following a parliamentary question to Minister Ruairi Quinn last week.  The number of schools in Mayo having a teacher cut is substantially higher than any other county in the country. Deputy Calleary commented, “This is yet another attack by this Government on small schools, and more specifically small schools in Mayo.  Eleven small schools across the country will see a teacher cut when the next school year begins.  These are schools with no more than four teachers as it is, and […]

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