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With just a day to go until the closure of nominations, the confirmation of Cllr Denis Leonard (Lab) from Kinnegad as a candidate will now see a total of eight names on the ballot sheet for the Longford-Westmeath by-election this day fortnight.
Councillors have criticised Minister for Planning Jan O’Sullivan for attempting to “micromanage” the Mullingar Local Area Plan, as they voted to go ahead with changing the zoning of a site in Clonmore, Mullingar from enterprise and employment to retail warehousing.
Westmeath County Council is no longer responsible for the maintenance of its 80km of motorway after the NRA centralised this task in June.
At the age of 30, Westmeath’s new cathaoirleach, Fine Gael’s Cllr Peter Burke, is the youngest person ever to hold the office.
At this week’s monthly meeting of Westmeath County Council, councillors welcomed a proposed minimum 25 per cent cut in development levies across the county.
“More of the same old rubbish” is how one councillor described a letter sent by the IDA to Mullingar councillors last week.
From Portlick and Coosan Point to Mullingar Town Park, the litter louts were out in force across the county over the recent stretch of good weather, to the disgust of councillors at Monday’s county council meeting.
Mullingar’s parking bylaws are once again to go on public display after councillors pressed ahead with increasing on-street parking from the current one-hour maximum to two hours.
Dog littering is “the bane of Tidy Towns groups” across the county, according to councillors who discussed the county’s Litter Management Plan this week.