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In Clogheen, Co. Tipperary at the invite of Father Butler, PP to commemorate Father Nicholas Sheehy who was executed 250 years ago... read more
SUSI are still accepting third level grant applciations/ SUSI fós ag glacadh le hiarratais cúrsaí tríú leibhéilThis is a reminder for all third level students commencing studies in 2016-2017 that SUSI are still accepting grant applications. Students can apply online at www.susi.ie. I would advise students to apply as soon as possible. If you require any assistance or further information, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (091)562846. I wish you continued success in your future studies. Ba mhaith liom meabhrú do mhicléinn a bheidh ag freastal ar chúrsaí tríú leibhéil go bhfuil SUSI fós ag glacadh le hiarratais do dheontais tríú leibhéal don scoilbhliain 2016-2017. Ba chóir do mhicléinn dul ar suíomh idirlín SUSI ag www.susi.ie chun iarratas a dhéanamh. Mholfainn duit iarratas a dhéanamh chomh luath agus is féidir má tá tú ag dul i mbun staidéir. Má tá aon chúnamh nó eolas breise ag teastáil uait, ná bíodh drogall ar bith ort teagmháil a dhéanamh le m’oifig ag (091)562846. Guím chuile rath agus ádh ort i do chuid oideachas sna blianta atá amach romhat. Éamon... read more
Minister Coveney leaves farmers behind with long delays in direct payments – Minister Coveney leaves farmers behind with long delays in direct payments – Éamon Ó Cuív- October returns show Minister’s department €100m behind target – - 75% increase in delay issuing direct payments is another hit on farmers – Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Éamon Ó Cuív has slammed Minister Simon Coveney for the huge drop off in expenditure in his Department this year. He has also hit out at the increased delays in CAP payments for farmers. Deputy Ó Cuív explained, “The monthly exchequer returns for October show that gross expenditure in the Department of Agriculture is nearly €100 million behind target for the first 10 months of 2015. €75 million of this is current expenditure is as a result of the significant delays in direct CAP payments due to farmers under the basic payment scheme. The Capital Allocation is also running €20 million behind target for the first 10 months of year. “The Minister’s failure to follow up on the applications processes for various schemes under his remit has resulted in €200m in delayed payments. Reports today reveal that over the past year there has been a 75% increase in outstanding basic payments to farmers. This is being compounded by the fact that there are 15,000 payments under the Areas of Natural Constraints scheme still outstanding. “I am now calling on the Minister to expedite these payments to ensure that farmers can manage cash-flow and income volatility issues. Every day I and other colleagues receive calls from frustrated farmers, wondering when they will get their payments, informing us that they have not been told to-date of any difficulty with their payment. Many of them are under serious financial strain and are dependent on... read more
F Fáil commemoration Galway after 12.00 Mass in St Patrick's church to the Mellows Monument Eyre Square tomorrow (Sunday)Fáilte roimh cách
Comhghairdeachas le Gaillimh Curaithe Roinn a Dó den sraith.