LE19: Tuesday’s local election news

Bridget Boyle, who’s running for Sinn Féin in the Bailieborough-Cootehill area says many families are struggling because of a lack of funding for homecare services.

She says there’s an urgent need to inject funding into the programme, to enable people to remain in their homes and retain their quality of life.

She’s said there’s a ‘meagre’ allocation, with many only receiving a half hour of homecare in the morning and the same allocation in the evening, with families often struggling to look after loved ones.

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Fianna Fáil’s PJ Barry says he wants to see more done to protect local historical sites.

The Bailieborough-Cootehill candidate says sites like Moybologue Cemetary deserve significant funding as they’re attractions that bring people to the area.

He says that if elected, he’ll work tirelessly to ensure projects like this get the support they need from Cavan County Council.

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Monaghan Municipal District candidate Raymond Aughey has welcomed the opening of the new play park at Rossmore Park.

The playground was officially opened yesterday, with €500,000 already invested in the project.

He says that if elected to Monaghan County Council, he’ll work to ensure more funding is put forward for works at the park.