Monthly Archives: October 2015

Calleary calls for beefed up Garda resources to tackle rural crime

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– Latest burglary highlights new levels of sophistication in criminal gangs – Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Callery says more resources are urgently needed to tackle the urban crime epidemic.  Over the last few months there have been a number of burglaries and break-ins across the county creating a real sense of fear among people living in rural or isolated areas. Deputy Calleary commented, “It has taken the Government four years to wake up to the seriousness of the rural crime wave that has been sweeping through the country and now that it has, Ministers are trying to spin their way out of the problem.  However, the roll out […]

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Nothing new in Budget to bridge regional employment imbalance

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Dara Calleary has said the Government’s budget will do little to inspire confidence in its ability to spread the recovery to communities in all regions.  Deputy Calleary explained, “A two tier recovery has taken hold with job creation concentrating growth unequally across Ireland. The latest KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI index of consumer sentiment for September points to an economic recovery still “remote” for most households. The 5 year IDA regional property programme comes too little too late and represents a carefully choreographed move taken on the precipice of an election. “I welcome the fact that the budget contains some policy proposals that Fianna Fáil […]

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Small farmers in Mayo will lose out under GLAS scheme changes

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Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary says small farmers across Mayo could lose out on thousands of euros in payments as a result of changes to the new GLAS scheme.  The programme which is an agri-environmental scheme, aims at applying farming practices in unison with sustainable land use, sees significant cuts in the amount of funding available under the second tranche of payments. Deputy Calleary commented, “The latest round of GLAS applications, which opened this week, will see farmers receiving payments which are much lower than those available under the first round.  In fact, some farmers could stand to lose up to €2,000 as a result of the cut in the […]

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