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Getting to the hub of the matter

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Clare County Council is planning to launch its very first digital strategy in July. Bernie Commins speaks to Urban McMahon, Clare broadband officer and head of information systems about the strategy's initiatives to enhance quality of life for its communities, create opportunities to work from home and help to rejuvenate rural Ireland.

IFA calls out local authorities on greenway routes

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President of the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA), Joe Healy, has said that local authorities are ignoring instructions of Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, by continuing to issue farmers with compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) in efforts to develop greenway routes. This is despite the Minister’s decision to halt developments while engagement takes place with all stakeholders.

Co-ops must leverage improved returns

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The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has called on co-op boards meeting within the next week to consider May milk prices, to leverage the improved market returns of the last number of weeks to ensure that the totality of the April payout is maintained for May milk supplies.