Monthly Archives: September 2014

Minister offers little hope of compensation for victims of ‘Petrol-Stretching’ – Calleary

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Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has expressed his disappointment at the replies received to Parliamentary Questions placed by him in the Dáil last week in relation to the ‘Petrol-Stretching’ controversy that has affected many Mayo-based motorists in recent months. Deputy Calleary said, “I gave a commitment at a public meeting in Swinford last week that I would raise the matter with the relevant Department and I did so in the Dáil last week when I placed three questions to the Minister for Finance. “I asked the Minister if his attention has been drawn to the practice of petrol stretching; if his attention has been further drawn to the pressure […]

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Action not empty promises needed to secure future of Ireland West Airport – Calleary

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says the Taoiseach must sideline the spin and honour the commitments he made about Ireland West Airport Knock.  Enda Kenny made a promise before the 2011 General Election that he would ‘do whatever he needed for Knock’ if he became Taoiseach. Deputy Calleary commented, “The time for talking is long gone and what we need to see from the Taoiseach is action, and a follow through on the commitments he gave to airport officials before he assumed office.  Ireland West Airport Knock needs a cash injection in the upcoming budget in order to secure its survival and it is up to the Taoiseach […]

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Hill Farmers concerns to be raised in Dáil

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I will be raising the concerns of Mayo Hill Farmers in a Topical Issues Debate in the Dáil this afternoon, Wednesday 17 September.The origins of the issues causing stress and anguish to Hill Farmers lies in the Department’s proposals for the new GLAS Environmental Scheme. “Hill Farmers throughout Ireland but particularly in the West are so incensed by the move that they have gone so far as to accuse the IFA of selling them out with anger levels so high that 1700 people gathered an emergency meeting in Westport on 17 July. “The Hill Farmers are totally opposed to a Collective Agreement on the Commonages. A 50% collective agreement and […]

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