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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.
An unprecedented number of objections to the proposed building of more than 70 new social housing units on the Ballymoneen Road in Knocknacarra have been made, according to councillor Mike Crowe.
By now, the supposed paradox has become a truism: how is it that a State, which a decade ago had a housing bubble, now has a shortage? Why, when various surveys show thousands of vacant housing units, are so many unable to secure a home? Why has housing turned from an 'issue' to a 'crisis'?
The Marine Institute has been given the green light to proceed with the development of a renewable energy test site in Galway Bay, with the granting this week of a 35-year foreshore lease for the 37-hectare site off An Spideál.
Galway East TD Seán Canney has welcomed the announcement of increased supports for group water schemes.