Junior Cert Cycle Proposals require much further consultation.

Cllr. John Leahy has called on parents to familiarise themselves with what is contained within the Proposals to reform the Junior Cert Cycle; ‘Speaking as a parent I believe that what minister Quinn is proposing is very flawed. Everyone accepts the need for reform but reforming without proper consultation and planning is extremely dangerous. It […]

Farmers remain price takers rather than price makers – Cllr. Leahy

Cllr. Leahy has called on Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton,to exercise his power andmove the ‘Consumer and Competition Bill’ through the legislative process as soon as possible in order to bring about fairness in the whole process between retailers, processors and primary producers, which would prevent retailers having excessive profit margins on […]

Referendum a critical vote states Cllr. Leahy

The most important people in any society are its children, for they are the future, and Cllr. John Leahy feels that the forthcoming Amendment to our Constitution, if passed, is the most important step we can take in ensuring that children have a voice in the future. Yes it is true that many people have […]

Cllr. Leahy vents anger at Government approach to water charges

Cllr. John Leahy is of the opinion that the government has created a mess out of it’s efforts to implement water charges; ‘When one studies the government’s plans with regard to water charges one can only conclude that they have really landed the Irish people in a right mess. Irish Water is proving itself to […]

Minister Hogan to reduce LA funding if Offaly don’t have a compliance rate of 65% in the household charge

The decision of Minister Hogan to target Local Authority’s  to make up the deficit in the controversial household charge can only be described as shameful and utterly unfair. As a nation wewere all lead to believe that the household charge was going towards additional services in Local Authority’s,which was not the case as 160million nationally […]