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Local election aspirant highlights residential dumping concerns

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Sinn Féin’s Athlone representative, Padraig Hegarty, is working with his party colleague, Cllr. Sorca Clarke, to address a number of issues that are impacting on the lives of people living in St Mary’s Place and Bower View in the town.

Home Renovation Incentive scheme inspiring investment

Irish homeowners have spent €1.737bn through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013.

Property price rise expected to continue for three years

Property agents in the Leinster region expect house prices to continue to rise for the next three years.

Your health is your wealth or is it?

With the lifetime community rating (LCR) now in place, it is worth bearing in mind that not having private health insurance does not mean that you can not get access to top quality healthcare if you want. If you are willing to bear the full costs of treatment, then you can have all the top quality healthcare you want, when you want. It is just that many people could never afford it.

Galway City rent rise part of a perfect storm for those on social welfare

Bill Griffin, CEO of Galway Simon Community, has described the 12.7 per cent rise in rents in Galway city as part of a perfect storm affecting people on social welfare who wish to rent property.

Rent prices continue to rise in Westmeath

Rents in Westmeath were on average 10 per cent higher in the final quarter of 2015 than a year previously, according to the latest quarterly rental report by Daft.ie.

Budget 2016 is economically positive, but does not go far enough for the construction sector

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) are broadly supportive of Budget 2016 announced on Tuesday, which sets Ireland on a positive path for economic growth and recovery.

Steer clear of payday loans, says local credit union

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Castlebar Credit Union has launched a new campaign to promote more sustainable loans and personal finance arrangements in a bid to help people steer clear of moneylenders and payday loans.

Wage increase places value on Galway Workers, says Derek Nolan 

Galway West TD Derek Nolan has said that the recommended increase to the minimum wage is about making work pay. Speaking about the Low Pay Commission’s recommendation of increasing the minimum wage by 50c to €9.15 per hour, Deputy Nolan said:

Average three-bedroom home in Westmeath increases to €125,000

The price of an average three-bedroom semi-detached house in Westmeath has risen by 2.04 per cent to €125,000 in the second quarter of 2015, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance.

 

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