Monday, February 23, 2015

Update 23rd February

Bus Eireann to cut some services

This region is being spared from cuts for the moment. In an interview with the Irish Independent, chief executive Martin Nolan said Bus √Čireann is losing thousands of euro everyday on routes with low passenger numbers. The company says that if the Government wants rural services to be saved – it will need to provide a subsidy.

Missing Dog

White shi-tzu with brown markings missing from Crossna and last seen in the Corrigeenroe area. Old dog with eye problems and wearing an electric fence collar. Any information please to 086 027 5779. His sister and owners miss him!

John Joseph (JJ) Burke R.I.P.

John Joseph (JJ) Burke, Cloghergrange, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim.February 20th 2015 (Peacefully) at St.Patrick's Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving wife Kathleen, sons John (Boyle), Brendan (Carrick-on-Shannon), Martin (Lifford), Enda (Keadue), daughters Attracta Fitzpatrick (Moate) and Imelda Coleman (Boyle), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.
Rest In Peace.Mass of Christian Burial today Sunday at 12 noon with funeral afterwards to St.Mary's Cemetery, Carrick-on-Shannon. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if so desired, to St.Patrick's Hospital Patient Comfort Fund.

NoWDOC Update

Frank Feighan TD: "I have been working closely with the doctors. An independent mediator has been appointed between both sides and I am hopeful and confident that issues will be resolved shortly"
Leitrim Observer report: Over 50 family doctors from the North West initially met in Donegal Town on February 12th last to discuss the threatened collapse of the NoWDOC service. The NoWDOC service based in Carrick-on-Shannon covers all of South Leitrim up to and including Drumkeerin, as well as parts of North Roscommon including Boyle, Strokestown, Elphin and Ballyfarnon. In all, there are 21 doctors involved.
The local GPs have expressed their concern about the evolving situation which now threatens the continuation of the existing out of hours GP cover in the area.

Ban on sunbed offers

Special offers for sunbeds in tanning shops are to be banned from next month. The Health Minister says it’s part of his plan to tackle the number of cases of skin and eye cancer.