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Athlone Sub Aqua Club one of four Westmeath winners with Iarnród Éireann’s ‘Journey’s on Us’ initiative

Athlone Sub Aqua Club is one of four voluntary organisations from Westmeath to win a group trip from Iarnród Éireann as part of its community initiative ‘Journey’s on Us’.

Meningitis centre of excellence to honour memory of Aoibhe Carroll

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A meningitis centre of excellence is to be built in the west as part of a five year plan by a locally based national charity.

Commercial rates reduction good news for Athlone

 

Government intervenes to cover county council funding shortfall

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The Government has intervened to cover the shortfall in Galway County Council funding, arising from a loss of income from rates, with an allocation of €573,554. One Galway TD has described this as a "timely intervention".

Drivers urged to make sure their licences have not expired

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) is urging drivers to check the expiry date on their licences and learner permits, as many drivers may be unknowingly driving with expired licences.

Derelict sites coming back to the fore of attention for council

Mayo County Council is working its way through a review of the council's Derelict Sites Register since earlier this year and, according to council officials, the issue of derelict sites and getting them cleaned up and sorted is "coming back much more on the agenda".

FSAI launches allergen tool for food businesses

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A new, online and mobile compatible tool has been developed by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland to assist Ireland’s 22,000 food service businesses identify and manage allergens in the food they serve. 

Pat Kenny launches ‘Man to Man’ campaign

A campaign to raise awareness of the importance of psychological support and a series of new meetings for advanced prostate cancer survivors was launched by Janssen, the Irish Cancer Society, and broadcaster Pat Kenny recently.

Council chief 'very happy' with return from expenses spending

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The chief executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, said he was "very happy" with the return the council got from its spending on hospitality on council credit cards. The issue was raised by Fine Gael councillor Jarlath Munnelly on Monday, during a discussion on the Local Goverment Audit Services Statutory Audit Report for 2014. Cllr Munnelly pointed out an item in the report compiled by Hugh Neville, an auditor with the Department of the Environment and Local Government, that read: "Expenses paid through credit cards for senior management, including a sample of invoices processed through the expenditure system for hospitality were examined by me in the course of the 2014 audit. While improvements continue to be made, the information supplied in some cases was not detailed enough. Given the poor state of the finances of the council, the level of hospitality and related expenses currently incurred by the council should be capped."

No funding to staff it — councillors ask for review of ‘unrealistic’ new housing scheme

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The Galway City Council has unanimously passed a motion calling on the Government to rethink the new Housing Assistance Payment scheme, amid fears the scheme will cause chaos for the local authority due to a lack of funding to staff it.

 

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