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New Bill can strengthen renters rights in Galway, says McNelis

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A new Bill coming before the Dáil this week has the potential to address three major issues of concern to Galway renters - security of tenure, affordable rents, and quality of rental accommodation - but only if it achieves cross party support.

E-scooter safety concerns on public roads

A west of Ireland road safety officer has issued a reminder that it is currently illegal to use a privately owned e-scooter on public roads, pavements or cycle paths.

New law to tap into massive ocean energy potential

Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has pointed out that the recently published Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021, set to be debated in Dáil Éireann this autumn, will allow the country to generate enough electricity to not only meet Ireland’s needs but also the electricity needs of France and Austria as well.

Low return in rehabilitation jobs offered by Bord na Mona

Just two out of every five jobs promised within Bord na Mona for bog rehabilitation work across the Midland counties have been filled, according to a Dáil reply received by local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten.

Naughton welcomes new rental protections for students

The Government has announced a range of new rental protections for students ahead of the next academic year. The protections will limit the amount of money that can be demanded upfront by landlords, and will also place a cap on the notice period that students are required to give before vacating.

New legislation will involve ‘radical change’ to consumption and waste, says O’Connor

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New legislation to create a ‘circular economy’ is coming, involving a “radical change” to production and consumption, limiting single use products and clamping down on littering and dumping,

‘A charming if financially incompetent adventurer’

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Travelling by rail to Clifden from Galway in the later years of the 19th century was supposed to take about one and a half hours, but it often took much longer. One of its great benefits was to bring anglers and shooters, ramblers and artists through the heart of Connemara, which it did very successfully. The train was quite happy to stop between stations to let people alight to follow their dreams, or to stay with friends who lived close to the railway.

Women’s need for flexible working arrangements must be seen as ‘reality’, not ‘weakness’ by employers, says O’Reilly

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Women working in low paid jobs in Ireland are likely to earn 14 per cent less than men doing the same work, but one Galway senator is hopeful this situation can begin to be changed.

Climate Bill must ensure continued viability of sustainable farming in Mayo - Dillon

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The Climate Bill must not undermine the continued viability of sustainable farming across County Mayo, Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has said. The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 is currently going through the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Pyrite-affected homes to be exempt from LPT

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Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has welcomed confirmation received from the Minister for Finance that pyrite-affected homes in Mayo that qualify for the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme, will receive a temporary exemption under the new rules governing Local Property Tax.

 

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