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The signing of contracts for the construction of the new Garda HQ on the Dublin Road is a welcome development, but the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald must give assurances that Mill Street will be kept as a city centre Garda station.
Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne has welcomed confirmation from the Office of Public Works’ Minister, Simon Harris that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will this month sign off on the environmental review which has delayed works on the Claregalway Flood Relief Scheme.
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD has just launched NUI Galway’s 1916 Programme of Events, ‘A Nation Rising: Commemorating 1916 and Beyond’, as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.
Westport was named Ireland's tidiest large town on Monday at the annual national TidyTowns Awards ceremony which was held in the Helix in Dublin. In total, Westport scored 322 marks, just one behind the overall winner Letterkenny. There were other award wins for Westport on the day, with Nicoal Sammon winning a Junior Community Hero award and the Edible Landscape Project in the town winning the Sustainable Development Award.
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has accused the Government of ignoring opportunities to effectively deal with the housing crisis in the county. New information, released to the party through a series of Freedom of Information requests, reveals that there are almost 150 vacant properties on Mayo County Council’s books.
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says the party’s new agriculture policy will ensure that farmers are given a fair deal when it comes to pricing and farm profitability. The strategy, “Securing fair process and increased profitability for farmers,” demonstrates Fianna Fáil’s commitment to family farming and seeks to protect the viability of these important businesses.
Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers has accused the Government of breaking yet another promise on broadband. As part of the Capital Investment Programme announced this week, Communications Minister Alex White pledged to spend €275m on the National Broadband Plan. However, that is significantly less than the €512m initially promised for the project.
Deputy Michelle Mulherin has welcomed confirmation that the Crossmolina Flood Relief Scheme will be funded as part of the OPW's €430 million capital investment programme. Dep Mulherin said: "This is excellent news, I arranged for Junior Minister Simon Harris to visit Crossmolina and meet with local residents and businesses where he heard first hand the stories of destruction and devastation which visited locals when the River Deel burst its banks in 2006. The need for this scheme is something I have been pressing for some time now and I am glad to say progressing it has been a priority under this Government. The inclusion of this scheme in the Capital Investment Programme by Minister Harris will ensure it is actually delivered and built."
Local home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, was named Franchise of the Year (Service) at the 2015 Irish Franchise Awards.
The above famous line, from Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, comes to my mind when I look at the world today, which is certainly in a state of chassis. The refugee/migrant situation is dominating the media and so rightly it should. Huge numbers of refugees from war-torn Syria and Eritrea are pouring into Europe.