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The battle lines are drawn for June 5

The Government decision to combine the bye-elections with the Euro and Local elections considerably raises the stakes for all political parties on June 5. Voters’ verdicts will determine the fate of all party leaders and the timing of the next General Election.

The battle lines are drawn for June 5

The Government decision to combine the bye-elections with the Euro and Local elections considerably raises the stakes for all political parties on June 5. Voters’ verdicts will determine the fate of all party leaders and the timing of the next General Election.

Gormley criticised for housing aid grants slash

The Minister for Environment and Local Government John Gormley has come in for sharp criticism from Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny regarding payments to Mayo County Council for funding under the housing aid grants administered by local authorities. The situation is so dire at present that Mayo County Council does not have the financial resources to continue approving grants leaving many people without the necessary funding to carry out essential repairs to their homes.

Minister says he has no intention of abolishing town councils or the Seanad

While on a visit to Kilkenny this week, Minister at the Department of the Environment and Local Government, John Gormley told reporters that he had no intention of proposing the abolition of town councils although the proposal is contained in the McCarthy Report.

 

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