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Councillors recall fond memories of Fintan

There was a palpable sense of loss among councillors at Monday’s county council meeting as they united in paying warm tributes to their former colleague Fintan Cooney, who passed away on Saturday, March 14.

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”.

Job loss fears as fire services amalgamated

Just 24 hours after Westmeath’s chief fire officer outlined a plan to streamline fire services in the county, councillors hit out, fearing job losses and a risk to health and safety.

Cut politicians’ pay, urges Mullingar councillor

A Mullingar councillor is calling on all TDs and councillors to take a cut in both their salaries and expenses, to set an example to the constituents they represent.

Barracks facilities should be used for community

There are calls for the gym and other facilities at Columb Barracks to be made available to the public, following the closure of the barracks on Wednesday this week.

Councillors call for reversal of Vatican decision

Mullingar councillors are calling on the Government to reverse their decision to close the Irish Embassy in the Vatican.

Martin in denial over HSE – Burke

Fine Gael General Election candidate Cllr Peter Burke has hit out at leader of Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin, saying he is in denial in claiming it would be a mistake to abolish the HSE.

Constituency ballot sheet now has four pictures

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As expected, James Bannon TD and Senator Nicky McFadden were chosen by party members on Sunday evening, November 28, to represent Fine Gael on the ballot sheet for Longford-Westmeath in the forthcoming General Election.

Residents’ associations reminded of responsibilities

Westmeath County Council has moved to remind residents’ associations of their responsibilities, and of the responsibilities of the council, in relation to the management and maintenance of their estates.


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