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owever, I believed it was appropriate for senior Bord na Móna officials to visit the Dáil to give my local colleagues and I a formal briefing on the company’s current projects and future plans.
“I am pleased that future Bord na Móna projects are set to deliver significant employment opportunities in the Midlands in keeping with the company’s record and Marcella, Nicky and I look forward to playing our part in ensuring that the right climate is created by Government to allow Bord na Móna to continue to flourish.”
(Source: Offaly Express)
The Roscommon Hospital Action Committee has announced plans to protest at Leinster House this Wednesday and stage a demonstration on seven bridges crossing the River Shannon two days later.
RHAC Chairman John McDermott said a decision is also being made to send up to 50 people to the perimeter of the A&E Unit at University College Galway Hospital on Monday.
They will demonstrate their concerns over the hospital's inability to provide care for additional patients if Roscommon is downgraded.
In a linked move, volunteers from community groups and the farming sector have started to erect protest signage on the N5 and N6 national primary routes in Co Roscommon.
(Source: The Roscommon Champion)
Women from throughout the region are to stage a public protest at Sligo General Hospital on Wednesday in a bid to save the job of 'a charismatic' consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist.
Dr. Raouf Sallam, who has worked at the hospital as a locum for the past four years, did not have his contract renewed when it expired at the end of last week, and it's believed the post has already been filled by another appointment.
Furious patients of the Egyptian born doctor have now launched a campaign in an unprecedented move to save his job. A petition has already been signed by close to 200 patients and members of their families, and Health Minister, James Reilly, has been urged to intervene.
(Source: The Sligo Champion)
You “can’t give them a clip on the ear,” Insp Bernard Barry told Cllr Conor Delaney during a debate at Nenagh Joint Policing Committee on underage drinking. Cllr Delaney, who raised the issue, had asked what the Police response was to reports of underage drinking around the town.
“If you get a call about a group in a field with alcohol, how do you deal with it?” he asked. “Do they give thema clip on the ear and tell them to cop on and to get lost? Do they bring them to the station and call their parents?”
The FG councillor said that he had been told by parents that the Police just confiscate the alcohol, and he was concerned that the next time any group came together to drink they would have a friend that would text them the Police were on the way and would scatter.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
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