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Written by Nora Samworth   
Monday, 21 July 2014 19:57

Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said that she wants to have a meeting with Minister Kelly to discuss the future of the Leader programme.

She said that she is concerned with a draft submission put forward by his department which would attempt to redefine the local funding programme.

She went on to say that Minister Kelly needs to row back on the decisions of his predecessor Phil Hogan and that she wants to discuss the matter in more detail with him L 

 
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Monday, 21 July 2014 19:45

Co Tipperary TD and Minister for the Environment Alan kelly has reversed a decision to stop funding health and disability organisations.

It emerged recently that funding to a range of organisations such as Asthma Society of Ireland and the Neurological Alliance of Ireland, had been discontinued. 

However upon his appointment as Environment Minister, Mr Kelly has restored funding to 30 successful applicants to the value of €1.3 million in total.

 
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Monday, 21 July 2014 10:17

Today is the first National Farm Safety Awareness Day.

The Irish Farmers Association is asking all farm families to set aside time to review safety on their farm.

Fourteen lives have already been lost in farm accidents, which is a 70% increase on this time last year. 

The fatality rate in agriculture is far higher than in any other economic sector, accounting for almost 40% of workplace deaths last year. 

 
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