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Insider spotted Labour Galway West TD Derek Nolan out knocking doors the other evening. He can only hope Dep Nolan’s appearance on the doorsteps does not impact too negatively on the Yes vote for marriage equality.
A two goal first half salvo from Aidan O’Shea inspired Breaffy to their first win in the Mayo GAA Senior Football League this season as they saw off local rivals Castlebar Mitchels in Munnelly Park in Castlebar on Sunday. Both sides lined out with out key players for this contest with Seamus O’Shea serving a one match suspension for Breaffy after being dismissed early in their loss to Ballintubber a fortnight ago, while for Castlebar Mitchels neither Tom Cunniffe or Patrick Durcan were available for selection.
Fees collected by the Galway and city county councils could end up in the coffers of Irish Water, and away from vital local projects and maintenance.
The announcement by Minister for Environment, Alan Kelly that he has sanctioned Mayo North East Leader Partnership to approve funding for four projects in the area, was welcomed by Government TDs this week. The three projects are: €301,499 to Comharchumann Forbartha Ionad Deirbhile Eachleim Teoranta to renovate Naomh Bhreandain Community Hall in Eachleim, Blacksod. €177,350 for the development of a commuity centre in Attymass. €167,635 for the completion of phase two of the Bonniconlon Community Centre, and €150,334 for the Swinford community recreation centre.
A local senator has this week questioned the democracy of a decision to withdraw social inclusion funding from FORUM Connemara. The organisation has administered social and community assistance programmes in Connemara for the past 25 years, but was informed last month that service will shortly come to an end.
Scrapping the Galway City Council and allowing the Galway County Council take over its powers would “destroy the marketing power” the city has in “attracting inward investment” and hurt its “tourist pulling power”.
If a high number of people refuse to pay the first four water bills issued between next month and July 2016, any incoming government will be under “huge pressure to scrap the charges altogether”.
Sinn Féin’s Cllr Paul Hogan has criticised the transfer of council tenants’ details to Irish Water.
Civil servants were accused of being ‘highly paid, underworked, living in an ivory tower, hatching crazy plans and taking no regard of what people want’ at Monday’s meeting of Galway County Council.
Mayo Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has said that the news that over €200,000 has been allocated for the development of an astro-turf pitch in Kilmovee will be warmly welcomed by the people of Kilmovee and its environs.