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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.

Strong opposition to social housing development

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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.

Renewed calls for return of standalone local council

 

McFadden calls for borough status for Athlone

 

Capital status the biggest news in decades, says Moran

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Tackle housing crises by making NAMA the 'National Housing Development Agency'

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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'?

O’Brien wants immediate review of commercial rates

 

Marine Institute gets green light for Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site

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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.

Canney welcomes increased supports for group water schemes

Galway East TD Seán Canney has welcomed the announcement of increased supports for group water schemes.

 

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