Monthly Archives: October 2010

Are You Registered to Vote ? Check Now

The new Electoral Register is due to be published next Monday, November 1st. The draft register can be checked during working hours at the local authority offices or county registrar and at public libraries, post offices and Garda stations. The … Continue reading

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Upcoming cuts in local authority funding will hit already hard-pressed Donegal citizens

I spoke on Highland Radio today about upcoming budgetary cuts that will bring in drastic reductions in local authority services. In doing so, Ialso cautioned that hikes in water charges are on the cards. This followed revelations in weekend newspapers … Continue reading

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Call for review of rates system to incentivise business start-ups

I’ve called for a review of the council rates system in order to prevent the ‘falling rates base’ in the local business community. There’s a need to introduce a scheme which offers discounted business rates to new business owners in order … Continue reading

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Ruairi Quinn’s visit to Letterkenny recently…

These are slightly late but better late than never! Pictured are Paul Byrne, President of Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, Ruairi Quinn TD and Labour spokesperson on education, Cllr Jimmy Harte. Also pictured are Ruairi Quinn TD and Cllr Ian McGarvey.

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A few pics from the Labour Party’s ‘Winning the West’ conference last weekend…

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Here is a copy of the speech I delivered at the Labour Party’s ‘Winning the West’ conference which took place in Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday. It was a fantastic event and heartening to see such a great attendance, an indication of the growing strength of the party in the west of Ireland. In the morning session, we explored the issue of health, cutbacks coming down the line, and Labour’s plan for universal health insurance. Workshops took place over lunch, and then, in the afternoon, the panel, including myself, looked at the issues facing Ireland’s rural economy at present. The highlight of the day, however, was the keynote address by party leader Eamon Gilmore. His enthusiasm and drive is inspiring to say the least, and he spoke about the growing strength of the organisation in places like Donegal. Overall, an incredibly worthwhile event.

SPEECH BY CLLR. JIMMY HARTE AT WINNING THE WEST CONFERENCE OCTOBER 16, 2010 Party president, Deputy Jan O’Sullivan, Deputy Willie Penrose, fellow councillors and party members, ladies and gentlemen, I appreciate the opportunity to get to talk to you here … Continue reading

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New office

Here is a modest photo of my new campaign office which is situated on Castle Street in Letterkenny, just below St. Eunan’s Cathedral. Stay tuned for more details on opening times etc.

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