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Centrepoint Autos, Athlone are delighted to announce their upcoming huge winter clearance sale, running for only three days from Friday 13 to Sunday, 15 November.
A city councillor voiced his criticism of officials handling of public funds at this week’s local authority meeting. The comments came from Councillor Padraig Conneelly regarding procurement issues which were highlighted in a Local Government audit report.
The chief executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, said he was "very happy" with the return the council got from its spending on hospitality on council credit cards. The issue was raised by Fine Gael councillor Jarlath Munnelly on Monday, during a discussion on the Local Goverment Audit Services Statutory Audit Report for 2014. Cllr Munnelly pointed out an item in the report compiled by Hugh Neville, an auditor with the Department of the Environment and Local Government, that read: "Expenses paid through credit cards for senior management, including a sample of invoices processed through the expenditure system for hospitality were examined by me in the course of the 2014 audit. While improvements continue to be made, the information supplied in some cases was not detailed enough. Given the poor state of the finances of the council, the level of hospitality and related expenses currently incurred by the council should be capped."
Mayo County Council will be spending €6.5 million in repaying loans due next year, it emerged this week. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne questioned the level of spending on loans the council would have to make next year at the October monthly meeting, when the councillors were discussing the Local Government Audit Service Statutory Audit Report for 2014.
Mayo County Council is putting in a serious effort to collect rates owed to it, the head of finance for the council said this week. Cllr Jarlath Munnelly raised the issue of the collection of rates in the county, which was 75 per cent according to Local Government Audit Service Statutory Audit Report for 2014. Cllr Munnelly said that he understood there were plenty of genuine cases where businesses could not pay their rate demands, saying: "There should be more of a increase in the collection of the rates, this is not a case of pursuing money where we cannot get it, but there are plenty of business who went through a tough time and paid their rates and we owe it to them to ensure that those who can pay do."
If you are in business, you are always looking to expand and grow. You know that only new customers and new markets grow businesses. The United States is the world’s largest and most dynamic economy. It has a GDP above $14 trillion meaning there is no bigger, more bountiful, nut for companies to crack.
AFTER A successful run at the Town Hall Theatre Studio in April, Hourglass Theatre Company return to the venue with a revival of Loose Change, a trio of one acts by Ian Patterson.
There will be no reduction to the Local Property Tax rate in Galway city or county next year. At the September monthly meeting of Galway County Council, local representatives voted to keep the property tax rate unchanged while city councillors passed a similar motion at their meeting a fortnight ago.
According to research, first impressions are formed within 17 seconds of meeting someone. This year’s GMIT Graduate Careers Fair, taking place on Monday October 5, will feature a new event called Dressing for Success, which aims to help graduates make the best possible first impression during those vital seconds.
Mayo County Council did not receive a single submission from any member of the public in relation to raising or lowering the Local Property Tax in the county. Under the legislation regarding the tax, local authorities have the choice to raise or lower the tax by 15 per cent either side of the set rate. The council advertised in July of this year for submissions from the public on the issue, but they did not receive a single submission from the public on the issue during this consultation period.