Monthly Archives: April 2015

Fianna Fáil promotes strong community healthcare model – Calleary

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Fianna Fáil promotes strong community healthcare model – Calleary – Focus must shift from hospitals to community care – Fianna Fail TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says community services are the  cornerstone of the party’s new health proposals.  The party wants to see the patients at the centre of the health service by created enhanced community access instead of forcing people into hospital settings. Deputy Calleary commented, “The policy Putting Patients and Services First supports a publicly funded, publicly delivered healthcare service, which puts the patient before the structures.  We want to see people treated in their own communities rather than continuing with hospital-led provision.  This model would be particularly […]

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FF energy policy puts forward concrete proposals for Ireland’s energy needs

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has welcomed the party’s new policy on energy.  The document, which was launched this week, sets out a plan to deliver energy security for the country through a range of measures. Deputy Calleary commented, “This policy puts forward realistic proposals, which if implemented, will vastly improve the current approach, which has seen energy costs rocket, communities divided and has failed to seriously consider options that would make Ireland more self-sufficient. “In contrast, the Fianna Fáil policy explores the options open to us to ensure a more balanced and secure energy mix.  It will examine the expansion of biomass – a proposal, which was […]

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Calleary condemns vicious LEADER cuts in Mayo

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Calleary condemns vicious LEADER cuts in Mayo – Funding slashed by more than 45% in latest allocations – Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has expressed outrage over the scale of cuts to LEADER community programmes across the county.  The latest figures reveal that funding for Co. Mayo has been slashed by 45.5% over the next six years. Deputy Calleary commented, “This massive funding cut will have a huge impact on local communities across the county.  LEADER funds play an integral part in the roll out of community projects, creating jobs and providing essential services like childcare provision, rural transport services and social inclusion programmes.  This latest round of […]

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