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Corribdale fair keeps the show going in Oughterard

Oughterard will host the Corribdale Pony Show and Country Fair on Sunday in aid of two west of Ireland charities.

Unveiling of plaque in memory of Ardrahan

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A plaque will be unveiled at Keighrey's junction, Bullyboy, Ardrahan, this Friday August 26 by County Council Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly.

O’Brien welcomes opening of Moate Library

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Local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, has welcomed the official opening of the new library at the old courthouse in Moate.

Council told to ‘stop fiddling about’ over CCTV cameras

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"Stop fiddling about with red tape" is the message of one local councillor to City Hall, who is demanding the local authority "press ahead immediately" with installing CCTV cameras to "combat crime" in estates on the east side of Galway.

Boost for Oranmore as funding secured for local roads

Galway County Council is to begin permanent reinstatement of roads in Oranmore next week following infrastructure works carried out in the village over the last few months.

Local private roads have stopped house purchase going through

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The issue of local roads that are not in public ownership has seen a couple in Achill being prevented from buying a house, it was claimed by local councillor Paul McNamara. The Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor told the February meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District that the couple had agreed a mortgage with the bank but the sale could not go through because of the ownership of the road.

New waste charges 'another stealth tax' that will hurt the elderly most

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The end of the waiver system in Galway will see many of the city's most vulnerable having to pay €170 extra a year for refuse services, while changes to the refuse system across the State have been branded by a local councillor as yet another "stealth charge".

Schoolchildren making 'forty six mile return trip' to get to school

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Schoolchildren in parts of south Mayo are making a 46 mile return trip to get to school each day, according to one local councillor. Ballinrobe based Fianna Fáil councillor Damien Ryan told the Mayo Advertiser this week: "In The Neale in one area, it was a mile trip to bring the children to school, it's now 11 miles. I know of other villages where they have to go out 23 or 24 miles to school and back.

Flooding situation still critical in Cahermore

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Cahermore, the small townland located between Labane and Kinvara has been very much in the news this week due to the construction of a channel in the area which could potentially have a huge effect on future flooding in South Galway. The channel, which was dug last week following the go-ahead from Galway Couty Council, is almost three miles long and runs from Cahermore to the sea. It has been critical in ensuring that a huge number of homes in the surrounding area have been spared from going under water.

Thousands of people attend Moate Christmas market this year

It is estimated that between three and four thousand people attended Moate’s Christmas market this year, which was organised by Moate Partnership Group.

 

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