Friday, 27 March 2015

New exciting bar menu launched by The Abbey Hotel

The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon, have recently launched a new exciting evening bar food menu which promises to deliver a fantastic range of recipes with a touch of the chef’s renowned style.

  The menu will be available from Sunday to Friday (6-9 pm) and features a new spread with an ample selection of speciality sandwiches as well as a sumptuous range of afternoon specials to include seafood, curry, beef, fish and cold meat dishes.

  They also continue to serve their delicious carvery lunch which is available Saturday and Sunday (12-4 pm) and Monday to Friday (12.30-2.30 pm). For more information ro to make a reservation, contact The Abbey Hotel on 090-6626240.

Cllr. Fallon calls on Government to consider impact on Rural Students

Cllr. Laurence Fallon today called on Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, to give a firm commitment that students from rural communities will not lose out in the upcoming reforms of the third level grants system.

   While the Minister has stated his intention to centralise the application process Cllr. Fallon cautioned that doing so would result in the loss of local knowledge and access and urged the Minister to avoid a repeat of the delays that arose out of the centralisation of the medical card process by ensuring the central application body is adequately staffed to process all applications and grant funding on time.

   The Government’s Capital Asset Test Implementation Group has been tasked with reviewing how the applicants’ ability to pay is assessed.

 It is suspected that they will suggest new measures which will take into account ‘capital assets’ such as businesses or the farmland.

  However, Cllr. Fallon warned: “Such measures ignore the great fluctuation in income inherent in the nature of farming. The most reliable way of assessing the financial situation of a household is to look at their actual income, as the cost of farmland and farm assets are greatly inflated when compared to their ability to generate income their use will put deserving students access to third level education at risk”.

Issue dated: 22 June 2012
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