Small towns and villages have seen post offices and Garda stations shutdown. Septic Tank charges target rural households. The Meath Accessible Transport Project is to be axed by Government and rural roads have deteriorated due to funding cuts.
Sinn Féin has been campaigning for a fair deal for rural Ireland.
Darren O’Rourke is calling for:
A reversal of Fianna Fáil’s agreement with the Troika to cut Garda numbers by 10% by 2014 and sufficient Garda visibility to crack down on criminals targeting Meath.
Upgrading of septic tanks to be covered by a full grant.
A radical overhaul of CAP payments to move towards a more equitable distribution of payments.
Make funding available to fix the growing number of potholes on Meath East roads.