Category Archives: County Council Issues

New Rural Broadband Scheme – Apply Now

The government has announced they are taking applications from now until the end of July 2011 from people interested in getting broadband in rural areas. This is important for a great many people in County Donegal we have several areas … Continue reading

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HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES IN DONEGAL TO BE HIT AS MAINTENANCE GRANT SLASHED BY OVER 60 PER CENT

  Thousands of families will be affected by the provision in yesterday’s budget to dramatically reduce the proportion of students qualifying for the ‘non-adjacent’ rate of student maintenance grant by changing qualifying criteria from 24km to 45km. Up until yesterday, … Continue reading

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CDP needs to play its part in finishing ghost estates

Last week I was reported in the local newspapers as saying that the County Development Plan should be used for the benefit of local communities by sorting out the problem of ghost and unfinished estates. The review of the CDP is presently … Continue reading

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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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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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