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United we stand - retiring councillor Flanagan slams urban/rural divide in county

The urban/rural and north/south divides in Westmeath need to be tackled when the local government reforms come into effect in June.

Councillors push to extend HGV ban on smaller roads

A councillor has called for a HGV ban on a rural Westmeath road after suggesting there were stretches of it so bad “you could get car sick”.

FG’s Arthur de-selected at expense of returning Newman

Fine Gael continue to surprise in its ongoing candidate selection process after sitting councillor Colm Arthur was defeated in his effort to return to his party’s ticket for next year’s local elections.

Playground antics as councillors accused of “kindergarten” behaviour

It was a playground debate in more ways than one at Monday’s meeting of Westmeath County Council, as chairman Cllr Peter Burke was forced to point out to councillors “We are not in kindergarten”.

Resident objections could see Tyrrellspass playground on “unsuitable” site

The 18-month saga surrounding the siting of a playground for Tyrrellspass was pushed back to April this week after a councillor rejected the top two suggestions because some voters complained their houses overlooked these sites.

Arthur hopeful for Tyrrellspass playground by the summer

The discussions concerning a playground for Tyrrellspass got a little closer to a conclusion recently with the news that the county council will recommend a particular site by March at the latest.

Arthur shows first public support for controversial Kilbeggan meat plant

Cllr Colm Arthur has become the first local politician to support the plans for the new €12million meat processing plant in Kilbeggan.

No new bus stop for Rochfortbridge

Rochfortbridge East has been denied new bus stops it was revealed this week.

Westmeath playgrounds increase nearly tenfold in seven years

The number of publicly accessible playgrounds in Westmeath has risen from three in 2004 to 23 at the moment, with another five to follow before the end of 2011, members of the county council were told at its monthly meeting this week.

Politics has no place in fight to save hospital - cathaoirleach

Continuing rumours surrounding the future of Mullingar hospital sparked a heated exchange between councillors this week, as they clashed on how best to approach the fight to retain services at the facility.


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