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Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed confirmation she has now received from the Tanaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton that financial assistance will be provided to landlords of private rented houses towards the cost of repairs to their flood damaged properties where the landlord has no flood insurance.
The Government announced almost €19 million for roadworks and bridge projects yesterday which will be used on many specific projects around the county. Welcoming the announcement of the allocation, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, said: “I am delighted to announce the allocation of €18,927,613 which includes funding for restoration improvement [€9,740,161], restoration maintenance [€2,741,647], discretionary grants [€4,558,280], bridge rehabilitation [€584,525], specific improvement grants [€600,000], safety improvement works [€521,000], speed limits [€87,000], and training grants [€95,000]. The funding will be used by Mayo County Council for a number of specific improvements on regional and local roads. Residents in many of these areas have been campaigning for funding for these projects for some time, and I am delighted to be able to announce this funding."
Adopting a policy of cooperative housing, as an alternative to developer lead housing, could be a move to combat not only the housing crisis, but rising rents and house prices.
The Environment, Community and Local Government Minister Alan Kelly’s review of the Athlone boundary between Westmeath and Roscommon is currently underway.
OFTEC Ireland, Age Action, and Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State with responsibility for Older People, have launched a free guide offering key advice to help older people using oil home heating to stay safe and warm throughout the winter period.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has said this week that €480,000 funding is being sought to build a flood barrier at Bachelors Walk in Ballina to prevent flooding from the River Moy. The news comes following a meeting of Deputy Mulherin, Junior Minister with Special responsibility for the OPW Simon Harris, and Mayo County Council officials.
Health Minister Leo Varadker has been accused of presiding over “bad budgets and flawed policies”.