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Call for live online streaming of Galway County Council meetings

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In the wake of the farcical scenes witnessed in the new Galway County Council chamber this week, local representative James Charity has called for live online streaming of meetings, so that the public can view proceedings for themselves.

Councillors support plan for a discount foodstore in Athenry

Galway county councillors have agreed to a material contravention of the Athenry Local Area Plan to make way for the development of a discount foodstore in the town.

Claremorris to get pedestrian crossing at Ballyhaunis road

Mayo County Council is to install a new pedestrian crossing at the post office on the Ballyhaunis Road, Claremorris.

Anger over lack of progress on speed limit reductions

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There was a lot of anger from councillors over the lack of progress on getting speed limit reductions imposed at sensitive locations at the West Mayo Municipal District, January meeting this week.

Councillors express their unhappiness with ongoing broadband issues

A civil servant received one of the coldest receptions ever afforded to a visitor at a Galway County Council meeting earlier this week when he gave a presentation on the National Broadband Plan. Sean Griffin from the Department of Communications was handed the unenviable task of delivering an update on the plan, and how it would affect long-suffering internet users in rural Galway. But it was unlikely that Mr Griffin had reckoned on a chamber packed with 39 irate councillors, each of whom was awarded time to speak on the contentious issue. And it was not pretty. At one stage the department representative was even accused of pedalling “happy pills’’ to pacify a bunch that were anything but happy.

FF and Independents to catch up on FG in the county?

Fine Gael looks set to continue its current dominance of Galway County Council, but Fianna Fáil and Independents are set to have a solid election and may even narrow the gap with the governing party.

ON THE CANVASS WITH: JARLATH MUNNELLY

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It’s 3 pm on a Tuesday afternoon and with just three days to go to the local elections The Mayo Advertiser is out on the hustings with Cllr Jarlath Munnelly.

Phil Kennedy withdraws from local election race

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Phil Kennedy, who had declared her intention to stand as an Independent candidate in the local elections, is to withdraw from the race upon medical advice.

Giant whale prompts unusual tourism idea

The 20 metre whale beached at Keel, Achill, over Christmas has prompted some calls for a new tourism attraction focused on the region’s whale history.

Renaming of Cappagh Park baffles city councillors

At this week’s Galway City Council meeting, Galway City west and Knocknacarra councillor Donal Lyons proposed an urgent notice of motion regarding the need to retain the Cappagh Park name on the playing fields located off the Cappagh Road.

 

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