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A Housing Bill, initiated by local Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, aimed at helping distressed mortgage holders has passed committee stage in the Oireachtas.
Speaking to the Athlone Advertiser this week, Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke, stated that the board of An Post are due to make a decision later this month which could see the closure of the Athlone An Post Mail Centre.
There will only be two female councillors on Mayo County Council for its new term starting June 2019, which is down from five female councillors who were elected in the 2014 local elections.
How can we speak coherently about Galway's health services at a time where our media's daily diet is composed of negative stories concerning Government failure to properly ensure medical care for its own citizens?
Trade unions, political parties, women’s groups, student unions, housing agencies and community groups have joined forces in Galway to stage a major rally on the housing emergency, this Monday April 8.
The economic downturn had a severe effect on the lives of many people in the State. Many companies and individuals were hit hard. There was a view in some quarters that the growth during the Celtic Tiger years was just going to continue, and at worst, would simply level off.
As I am compiling this column, it is just before the Westminster vote on Brexit. All observers feel the vote will be defeated, and some say very heavily. Be that as it may, the real question now is, what does Theresa May do next? She has to come back next Monday with a further plan of where she will go and what she will do. More and more it appears that the extension of time, which could be looked for at the end of March, is what is in sight, but we are in the dark and do not have any certainty about the outcome. I am sorry that this is so and apologise to the readers, but there is nothing that I or even the most renowned of columnists in the UK or Ireland can do – we cannot see the way forward as yet.
Minister Michael Ring has confirmed that the Government has allocated €22,355,208 for the improvement and maintenance of roads in Mayo in 2019 including €700,000 for Clongullane Bridge on the N26 between Swinford and Foxford.
Galway is back at the Cabinet table for the first time since the early noughties, following the weekend's appointment of Galway West TD Seán Kyne as Minister for the Gaeltacht and Government Chief Whip.
Key to the development of the Orange Loop traffic system in the town, work on the Railway Field which has been acquired by Westmeath County Council from CIE, will commence towards the latter end of 2019.