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Clare doctors receive gift from government

A local TD presented €5,000 to two Clare doctors on behalf of the Irish Government on a recent visit to Uganda. Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen paid an official visit to the Jinga Hospice in the Busoga Region where he presented a cheque of €5,000 to Frank and Patricia Hassett for “the outstanding work being undertaken there”. “I was very pleased to fulfill a long-standing invitation from Drs Frank and Patricia Hassett to visit this hospice which was founded in 2005. They saw the need for a palliative care service for patients with advanced cancer and HIV/AIDS in Jinja which is capital of the Bosoga region with a population of 4.5 million people,” Deputy Breen stated. When Deputy Breen arrived in Jinga, accompanied by the Irish Ambassador to Uganda, Donal Cronin, he was greeted by Frank and Patricia together with members of their local board, civic officials, representatives of the Department of …

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Financial boost for Burren farmers

By Nicola Corless THE  Burren Farming for Conservation Programme will be included in new Rural Development Programme, it had been confirmed. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Simon Coveney announced that €12.5 billion of funds will be sanctioned through the Irish Government and the CAP’s Pillar II programme to the agriculture sector in the period up to 2020. Clare TD Pat Breen said that inclusion of Burren Farming for Conservation Programme in the new Rural Development Programme and the proposals to introduce a new agri-environment scheme were particularly welcome. “I am in regular contact with the farming community and I am very much aware to the challenges facing farm families at this time. Indeed, the recent storm has placed Clare farmers under further pressures with thousands of acres of land now under water,” Deputy Breen said. “There was a very good uptake from Clare farmers for the previous REPS and AEOS scheme and the GLAS scheme will build on the …

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