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Burtonport traffic chaos must be addressed – Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig

  A Glenties Councillor has called on Donegal County Council to do more to aid traffic flow through Burtonport. Currently long-awaited works are underway to the pier at the town, but Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says this has caused chaos for tourists as well as locals. Many cars are parked illegally along the …

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One third of all children’s disabilities services jobs vacant

  One third of all jobs providing services for children with disabilities are vacant. Protests have taken place across the country during the last few months as families sit on waiting lists. 2,000 posts should be filled for a fully staffed workforce – the Government says the area’s being heavily invested in. Minister of State …

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Government accused of not doing enough to lower electricity prices

The Government’s being accused of sitting by and doing nothing about rising energy costs. The latest price hike from Electric Ireland will see electricity bills rise by 10.9 per cent and gas prices go up by 29.2 per cent. The increases will take effect from the 1st of August for over 1.2 million households. Consumers …

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Saolta boss warns non-urgent procedures could be cancelled due to Covid

The latest Covid wave is having a ‘significant impact’ on patients in emergency departments, according to the head of the Saolta Hospital Group. There are 812 patients in hospital with the virus – more than twice as many as three weeks ago. Of those, 35 Covid patients are at Letterkenny University Hospital, as it continues …

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