Monthly Archives: December 2018

Govt skewed economic policies leaving Mayo in the lurch – Calleary

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– No investment for Mayo in €104 million worth of regional and enterprise announcements –Fianna Fáil Deputy Leader and TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has accused the government of having no ambition for indigenous enterprise Co. Mayo.  It comes on foot of two recent government announcement – one for regional enterprise development funds totalling €29 million and another for the Government Disruptive Technology Fund totalling €75 million – in which Mayo applicants were overlooked. Deputy Calleary explained, “I raised this directly in the Dáil with Minister Humphreys. The Minister and her Cabinet colleagues need to sit down and have a very frank discussion about a jobs and enterprise plan for […]

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Credit Unions should be given powers to compete with moneylenders – Calleary

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Fianna Fáil Deputy Leader and TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has called on the government to allow Credit Unions to provide low income loans to low and middle income earners so that they are not forced to turn to moneylenders. He made the call following the decision by the Central Bank to approve a new lender, which offers secured loans at a rate of 49.9%. Deputy Calleary said, “This time of year can put a huge financial burden on families, who in some cases feel as if they have no choice but to turn to moneylenders – many of which charge exorbitant interest rates – of up to 288%.  While […]

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