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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.
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.
Only one third of cases appealed to An Bord Pleanála are being determined within the 18 week time frame laid down in legislation, a situation a leading Galway TD has called unjustifiable and “totally unacceptable”.
Voters on Galway's inhabited islands could vote on the same day as voters on the mainland during the various elections in 2019, instead of a day ahead, as has been the traditional practice.
The Galway City Council has approved the raising of a loan of €1.5 million for the purpose of granting house purchase and improvement loans in Galway city.
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.
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.
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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.