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Concerns raised over Lough Carra

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At the July meeting of Mayo County Council, Cllr Al McDonnell raised concerns about Lough Carra and what he described as "dramatic change in the ecology" in the lake.

Council budget passed despite Sinn Féin opposition

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The 2015 budget for Mayo County Council was passed at Monday’s reconvened budget meeting of the council after it was put to a vote twice.

Council delegation picked to go for development plan talks

By Colm Gannon

Councillors fall out over mayoral pact agreement

Acrimonious and bitter allegations of “underhand” and “sneaky” behaviour has erupted between the centre-right political groups in City Hall, ahead of tomorrow’s first meeting of the new council.

McDonnell lashes Health Minister for putting fear into the elderly

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Independent city councillor Declan McDonnell has lashed the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, for targeting the elderly for medical card reviews.

Galway City Council must reinstate road safety as a matter of priority, says Cllr McDonnell

A city councillor has blasted the Galway City Council for the lack of action taken on a request made last November to reinstate road safety signs around the city.

Gateway Initiative jobs could help protect Merlin Woods, says Cllr McDonnell

Employing part-time workers within Galway City Council as part of the new Gateway Initiative is a huge opportunity to protect the environment in Galway city, particularly in threatened areas such as Merlin Woods, according to Independent councillor Declan McDonnell.

Sale of two Mayo Garda Stations another blow to communities – McDonnell

Castlebar councillor Al McDonnell has criticised the government’s decision to sell two garda stations in Mayo that were recently shut down by Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

Grave situation as cemetery space is running out, warns city councillor

The provision of a new cemetery site is a matter of urgency, according to Independent city councillor Declan McDonnell who warned that the new cemetery in Bohermore was already running out of space.

McDonnell not happy with higher education grant response

Councillor Al McDonnell, the chairperson of the Cultural, Heritage and Corporate Affairs Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council, expressed his disappointment in the response that his committee had received from a letter that was sent in April. At the April meeting off the committee a resolution was passed where the committee wrote to the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn to complain about the removal of the processing of first time applications for the higher education grants from the local authority. Cllr McDonnell asked for an update on the issue at the July meeting of the SPC this week. He was informed that the letter was send on April 14 from the council and an acknowledgement was received from the Minister’s office dated April 16, but there has been no communication since.

 

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