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New FF policy launched to keep town centres at heart of community

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Dara Calleary, says the party’s new policy document on keeping Irish towns alive has all the ingredients necessary to restore the importance of the town centre. Deputy Calleary said the launch of ‘Streets Ahead’, which is the new Fianna Fáil policy document setting out a fresh vision for the future of Irish towns, would ensure that towns again become the fulcrum of the community. “Towns like Ballina and Castelbar face continuing challenges just to survive. The commercial rates system is outdated and favours out of town shopping centres. It has led to an exodus of shoppers away from town centres; where retailers are finding it […]

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