Last weeks Budget paved the way to destroy economies in Rural Ireland while raking in millions for Banksters and Bondholders

by Cllr Séamie Morris The budget last week was a savage attack on the people of rural Ireland which will further erode our local economies while slavishly keeping on the road to paying back the gambling debts of Foreign Banksters and Bondholders who had long since given up on getting their money back. Joan Burton’s […]

INMO Says Health Services Face Fourth Year Of Cuts Following Budget Statememt

–          Still no protection for frontline services –          INMO to seek crisis meeting with Minister The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, following today’s budget statement, is gravely disappointed at the failure of the Government, in its first budget, to ensure frontline services are protected. The announcement that a further 543 million euro is to be […]

Call on Alan Kelly and Noel Coonan not to cut Child Benefit

by Séamie Morris Alan Kelly and Noel Coonan should explain why they broke their promise to the people of North Tipperary. On Tuesday and Wednesday last 29thand 30th November 2011 in the Dail, Sinn Féin TDs moved a motion calling on the Government not to cut child benefit and other social welfare payments in next […]

On-Farm Investment Crucial For Dairy Expansion – Kiersey

Speaking from the Teagasc National Dairy Conference in Cork, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey today (Tues) said contributions from many of the speakers today had confirmed his strong view that dairy farmers will have to prioritise their resources for on-farm investment in the context of expansion. Mr Kiersey urged financial institutions to co-operate […]

Support For Agriculture Critical For Rural Economy And Economic Growth-Bryan

As it makes its final expenditure and taxation decisions for Budget 2012,the Government must recognise that support for agriculture is critical for the rural economy and to deliver economic growth. This is the message that will be given by IFA President, John Bryan at the pre-budget meeting (Friday November 4) between IFA and the Ministers […]