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8 January, 2015

Crisis in our Hospitals

Mayo Fianna Fail must join with Fine Gael in accepting responsibility for the Health Crisis - Conway-Walsh Fianna Fail in Mayo cannot hide from the fact that the closure of beds in District Hospitals in Belmullet, Ballina and Swinford and the drastic cuts to home-help hours and other community health services was carried out with their instructions and is now causing chaos. Read full article

14 November, 2014

Water Charges

Sinn Fein County Councillor Gerry Murray has said that many Group Water Schemes feel that they have being abandoned by the Government and left to the mercy of the Irish Water privatisation agenda. Read full article

5 May, 2014

Extend Living City Initiative to Rural Towns

Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane, has called for the 'Living City Initiative' to be extended to rural towns and not just confined to the cities of Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Kilkenny. She insists that towns in the West of Ireland are getting left behind yet again and that this government, just like it's predecessors, is long on rhetoric but short on resources when it comes to rural Ireland. Read full article

25 April, 2014

Ruane welcomes progress on ETB Building

Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane, has welcomed the news that the new ETB adult education building at (the Old Kingsbridge) Rush St/Lucan St. Castlebar will now progress to the next phase of development. Planning permission for the change of use of the building has now been approved and a consultant will be recruited in the coming days to oversee the fitting out of the building. From September, all adult and continuing education services, including adult literacy, BTEI, VTOS, Youth Office, Adult Guidance will be located under one roof in the newly acquired central ETB building, based at Rush St/Lucan St, (where the Kingsbridge used to be) rather than in rented buildings scattered throughout the town of Castlebar. Read full article

23 April, 2014

Back to Education Allowance changes will restrict access to teaching profession for those on welfare

Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane has condemned the decision by Minister Joan Burton to cease social welfare support for those returning to education to attain a teaching qualification. Read full article

22 April, 2014

Traffic Calming and Speed Restrictions needed in Bohola and Straide Village - Ruane

Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane is appealing for traffic calming and special speed restrictions to be introduced in Bohola Village, situated on the N5 National Primary Route. Following representation from residents of the village and surrounding area, she is calling for a 60 km/h speed limit as well as a right hand turning lane to be put in place at the junction for the National School and Barleyhill Court housing estate. Cllr. Ruane is also calling for traffic calming and speed restrictions in the village of Straide which is located on a National Secondary route, another village that falls victim to cars speeding by and putting people's safety at risk. Read full article

25 September, 2013


Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane, has welcomed the move to standardise roundabouts in Castlebar. Sin March 2010, Cllr. Ruane has been campaigning on this issue, arguing that that is a road safety issue and that Castlebar roundabouts must revert to standard, bringing the County town in line with the rest of the Country and making our town a safer town for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. Read full article

10 September, 2013

Map of Defibrillators in Castlebar welcome

A map showing the location of defibrillators Castlebar Town is to be drawn up and made publically available following a motion proposed by Sinn Féin Councillor Thérèse Ruane Read full article

12 April, 2013

Cllr. Thérèse Ruane opening address to Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Cllr. Thérèse Ruane officially opened the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Castlebar today. Describing it as a truly historic occasion, the first Ard Fheis in Connaught, she welcomed delegates from all 32 Counties of Ireland to Castlebar and Mayo, to what she believed would be the biggest and best Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in history. Read full article

27 March, 2013

Sinn Féin Condemns Farm Assist Cuts - Conway-Walsh

Many of the 1,800 plus farm families in Mayo depending on Farm Assist will lose out again this week when the allowance of €127 per annum for each of the first two children and the €190 per annum allowance for the third and subsequent children will be stopped. Read full article