Articles tagged with: Pádraig McNally

MONAGHAN FARMERS FACING FODDER CRISIS

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5 Apr 2013 Comments Off on MONAGHAN FARMERS FACING FODDER CRISIS

A section of farmers in Co Monaghan are being confronted with a financial crisis as they struggle to feed their livestock after last year’s wet summer and the poor weather conditions of early 2013, Tuesday’s meeting of Monaghan Co Council was told. The need for urgent financial assistance to be made available through Government or EU grants to alleviate the difficulties faced by sections of the agricultural community was repeatedly emphasised during debate on a Fianna Fáil urgent business motion. The banks were criticised by some members ...

MCNALLY WARNS OF POSSIBILITY OF “NORTH/SOUTH” DIVIDE UNDER NEW CO COUNCIL STRUCTURE

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18 Jan 2013 Comments Off on MCNALLY WARNS OF POSSIBILITY OF “NORTH/SOUTH” DIVIDE UNDER NEW CO COUNCIL STRUCTURE
MCNALLY WARNS OF POSSIBILITY OF “NORTH/SOUTH” DIVIDE UNDER NEW CO COUNCIL STRUCTURE

Fears were expressed at the January meeting of Monaghan Co Council that the reform of local government to come into effect in 2014 could lead to a north/south divide among the membership of the authority on contentious issues. Pádraig McNally said that if the new Co Council structure in Monaghan was to be comprised of two Municipal Districts, one based in the north of the county and one in the south and each having nine members, the Council could find itself split 9-9 on certain issues and that there ...

PRESSURE GROWING FOR AID MEASURES AS WEATHER TAKES ITS TOLL ON MONAGHAN FARMING

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17 Aug 2012 Comments Off on PRESSURE GROWING FOR AID MEASURES AS WEATHER TAKES ITS TOLL ON MONAGHAN FARMING

Calls are being made for improved aid measures for farmers in Co Monaghan as they begin to count the cost of the disastrously wet summer. Fianna Fáil member of Monaghan Co Council Pádraig McNally claimed yesterday that the 50% advance of the Single Farm Payment promised for October “will not put one extra cent in farmers’ pockets”. Calling on the farming community in the county to take stock following the rain-soaked conditions they have had to endure in recent months, the South Monaghan public representative pointed out that ...

Homelessness not a major problem in County Monaghan

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11 Mar 2011 Comments Off on Homelessness not a major problem in County Monaghan

Homelessness in Co Monaghan was not a major problem, but the figures for people presenting themselves as homeless had almost doubled in the county in 2010, Director of Services Adge King told the members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday when the council formally adopted the North East Homelessness Action Plan for 2011-2013. Welcoming the fact that they had a regional homelessness action plan in place, Matt Carthy said the image people often had of homeless people sleeping in a doorway did not always reflect the category of people ...