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Council cannot pursue developers on private property over frozen pipes

An attempt to stop the county council taking charge of housing estates where residents had complained about burst pipes during the recent cold weather failed this week, when it was pointed out that evidence of cowboy pipe layers did not match the anecdotes, and that there were also legal impediments.

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.

Arthur to stand for next general election

Fine Gael councillor Colm Arthur has declared his intention to seek the Fine Gael party’s nomination to contest the next general election.

Windfarm firm undecided on appeal after €20m project is refused

Gaeltech Energy Developments Ltd (GED), the Cootehill-based company which had its application for a windfarm in Gaybrook turned down this week, has not yet decided whether to appeal the council’s decision to An Bord Pleanála.

No new bus stop for Rochfortbridge

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

Over 150 derelict sites under investigation

There are 28 sites currently listed as derelict in Westmeath, with 156 more under investigation, it emerged this week.

2013 Fleadh Cheoil for Mullingar?

Almost 60 years after the first ever fleadh took place in Mullingar, a campaign is gathering steam to bring the event back to the Westmeath town in three years’ time.

Politicians unite in opposition to Gaybrook windfarm

Former Minister Mary O’Rourke has offered to lead a cross-party delegation to the county manager’s office in protest at the proposed Gaybrook windfarm, a development her parliamentary colleague Deputy James Bannon referred to as: “A serious blight on a tourism honeypot... in a densely populated area”.

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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