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Local TD, Denis Naughten, has welcomed the decision by Government to progress his initiative on banning single use plastics in all public buildings, including schools.
Independent Councillor, Paul Hogan, has called on the Government to publish the review of the local property tax as there is mounting speculation of significant increases within county Westmeath, noting that the anticipated average charge could increase from €90 to €315.
Mayor of Galway, Niall McNeilis has sent his condolences to the family, friends, and constituents of Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdansk, who died this week after being stabbed at a concert.
Europe is likely to be a recurring theme in Irish politics during 2019. The fate of the Brexit process across the Irish Sea has been Issue No 1 for some time, and despite all that happened last week, including the thumping defeat for Theresa May's deal in the Commons, the only certainty is the promise of further drama to follow.
Before any decision is finalised by the Government it should be 'rural proofed', with its potential effects on rural communities analysed and considered before implementation.
Fine Gael Senator and former TD John O'Mahony has ruled himself out of the upcoming European elections taking place in May and in any future election.
With the local elections less than five months away, Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke notes that four major national issues continue to dominate the public mindset, similar to those that prevailed on the canvass in 2014.
A total of 1,998 patients went without hospital beds at Mayo University Hospital in 2018, according to new figures released this week by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD, has called on the Government to consolidate the Road Traffic Act and to ensure that no further disproportionate amendments are tabled by Minister Ross.