Rural areas being ‘left behind’ as government fails to bridge gap, councillor warns

first_imgA Glenties councillor has expressed concern over the disrepair and lack of funding being provided to rural areas in west Donegal. Cllr Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig raised concern over the summer after an elderly wheelchair user and his extended family had been left trapped in their homes after heavy rain washed away a bridge leading to their property. Meanwhile, a resident in the area also told Donegal Daily how ‘something drastic’ was going to happen on the Glen Road in Angaire if it wasn’t repaired by Donegal County Council. The concern comes as Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have become embroiled in an argument in recent days in relation to government funding for rural communities.Now further concern has been expressed, with Cllr Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig highlighting a deteriorated footpath in Anagaire, suggesting to Donegal Daily that it was a testament to how the people in rural west Donegal had been ‘forgotten’.He said: “If you look at the footpath, it is completely crumbling away. How is that acceptable?“And for me as a councillor, one of the major frustrations is that stuff like this is cropping up every day and it shouldn’t be. “This should be fixed by the council and a big issue shouldn’t be made about it, but it isn’t being done and that is a problem.“I shouldn’t have to fight for these issues or highlight them one after the other.“The government are failing to adequately fund the council and that means we are scraping the bottom of the barrel.“And when small projects, like the footpath in Anagaire, occur it means you have to go in search of money.“We have a situation now were our footpaths are overgrowing with weeds and they are not being maintained,” he added. “We need to have the council-funded adequately because rural parts of this county are being left behind and forgotten about.”Rural areas being ‘left behind’ as government fails to bridge gap, councillor warns was last modified: September 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 49 | Dairy Troubles, Mini Herefords, Farm Bill, and National Ag Week

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, brings together the crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood after a busy past week.The Ohio Beef Expo recently wrapped up. While there, Joel talked with Tim Bryan whose family shows Mini Herefords at the Expo. The unique breed is special in more than its look.Ty brings us an interview from his trip to Washington D.C. on the Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents Trip with AFBF’s Dale Moore. The 2018 Farm Bill faces an interesting road ahead.Dale visited with Ohio Director of Agriculture David Daniels in the celebration of Ohio Ag Week recently. The two attended an ag museum opening in northeast Ohio.Matt caught up with a couple of people on pressing issues. He visited with OSU Extension Climate Specialist Aaron Wilson. And talking the interesting time for dairy farmers, he also heard from Mark Thomas, a dairy farmer in Stark County who has decided to sell the dairy side of his operation.last_img read more

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Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – October 27, 2011

first_imgGeocaching FavoritesThe Geocaching Favorites feature calls attention to exceptional geocaches hidden around the world. Premium Members award Favorite Points to the caches they enjoyed most. The points reward the person who hid the cache as well as help others to discover great caches. A blue ribbon on cache pages and in the search results list displays the number of Favorite Points a cache has received. Since Favorites was added to the Geocaching.com website, more than 2.6 million Favorite Points have been awarded.While a quality geocache may earn a few Favorite Points, some amazing geocaches have earned hundreds of points. One traditional geocache, about a ghost haunting the woods of Germany, earned more than one thousand Favorite points.In addition to awarding Favorite Points, Premium Members can sort the search results to display the caches with the most Favorite Points at the top of the list. This helps you easily identify the best caches in an area.See how the Geocaching Favorites feature works to improve your geocaching experience in this new Geocaching.com Presents video.Benefits of Adding Home CoordinatesPlease enter your home coordinates so we can provide information on new geocaches and geocaching events near you.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Presents: FavoritesOctober 20, 2011In “Learn”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – December 21, 2010December 21, 2010In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Everything you always wanted to know about Favorite pointsApril 2, 2019In “News”last_img read more

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