Monthly Archives: November 2014

Western health services would take major hit in nurse registration row – Calleary

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has said frontline health services in the West could be put under enormous strain if the row between nurses and their regulating body is not resolved.  The nursing board has implemented a massive increase in their registration fee which nurses say is unjustified. Deputy Calleary commented: “Nurses are rightly very annoyed about the 50% increase they’re being asked to pay in their registration fee.  What’s worse is the fact that there is almost no choice.  Nurses working in Mayo General and other hospitals across the country are being told it is illegal for them to practise after January 1st if they haven’t paid […]

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Mayo Farmers penalised in unjust Finance Bill

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says a number of measures contained in the Finance Bill will have a detrimental impact on farmers in the county.  The Bill must be amended to reflect the changing face of Irish farming, or risk destroying viable businesses. Deputy Calleary commented, “Section 74 of the Finance Bill, which defines an “active farmer” as one who spends more than 50% of their working time on the farm, is unrealistic and unworkable for many farmers, particularly younger ones. If enacted in its current form, it will act as a major deterrent for the new generation of farmers. Many farmers in Mayo have to work outside […]

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