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The news that there are currently 581 people on the housing waiting list in Ballina Town council alarmed the elected members at the monthly meeting this week. Town clerk Carmel Murphy told the meeting that a review of the list is being carried out, but at present there were 581 people on the list which was a marked rise on the numbers in the recent past.
The Galway City Council’s “so called ‘affordable houses’ are massively over-priced” and prices must be cut by “at least 25 per cent” to reflect the reality of the marketplace, according to Fine Gael councillor Brian Walsh.
A campaign to encourage people to grow their own food in their back garden and for the establishment of community organic gardens, allotment schemes, and school gardens, was launched this week.
The intriguing idea of digging our way out of the recession was mooted at the final meeting of the Mullingar Town Council last week (May 28) when Cllr Pat Whelan once again raised the possibility of the County Council providing suitable lands for allotments in the Mullingar area.
Allotments have been a feature of urban English life for decades but with the increasing sprawl of Irish cities, and gardens becoming smaller to non-existent, allotments are now becoming popular here.