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Councillors to seek legal opinion on planning discussions

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Mayo county councillors are to seek their own legal advice on foot of legal advice obtained by Mayo County Council with regard to the discussion of planning matters at meetings of the local authority.

More than two hundred children in the West live in emergency accommodation

More than 80 families are homeless in the western region, including Galway, Mayo ,and Roscommon, with 37 of these being single parent families, according to the figures released by the Department of Housing.

207 children in the West live in emergency accommodation new figures reveal

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More than 80 families are homeless in the western region, including Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon, with 37 of these being single parent families, according to the figures released by the Department of Housing.

Councillors call for special meeting to put planning back on the agenda

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The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Blackie Gavin, has submitted a request for a special meeting of Mayo County Council to be convened on Monday July 30 in order to have planning items reinstated on the agenda for municipal district meetings of the local authority.

Homeless shelters at breaking point as crisis worsens

Homelessness in Galway is at crisis stage with the emergency shelters run by Galway Simon and COPE at breaking point, the head of Galway Simon said this week.

Galway Simon chief fears council will not deliver 400 homes needed by year’s end

The latest figures released last week by the Department of Housing for April showed a fourfold increase in the number of families in emergency accommodation in the West of Ireland compared to April 2017. There was a 60% increase in the number of adults in emergency accommodation over the same period.

Seventeen families join Galway homeless list in last eight weeks

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 The housing crisis in Galway city is worsening with 17 new families joining the homeless list in the city over the past eight weeks.

Ó Tuathail accuses city council of having ‘worst record for social housing’

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Galway City Council has been accused of having “the worst record for social housing nationwide” having built “no social housing at all” and having acquired “the lowest number of units” in the State.

Phelan responds to councillors' concerns over planning circular

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Minister of State, John Paul Phelan, told the elected members of Mayo County Council this week: "This is the law of the land and you have been breaching it for years," in response to a spate of complaints from elected members of the local authority to a circular issued by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, calling on members not to discuss planning applications at public meetings.

Planning circular is 'an insult to the intellegance of councillors, officials and the people we represent' — Cribben

A circular issued by an official from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government saying that discussions on planning applications should not take place at municipal district, area committee or county council level was described as "an insult to the intelligence of councillors, officials, and the people we represent" by one councillor this week.

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