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Uncertain future for Davitt museum

He is one of Mayo’s most famous sons who came to be known as a world renowned social activist, human rights campaigner, a statesman and an author, described as the Nelson Mandela of his era.

Staffing levels reaching ‘critical’ point at Mayo County Council

The nationwide embargo on the recruitment of public service workers has been in place for six years now and has seen staffing levels at Mayo County Council fall by 20 per cent.

Nolan to compile report on Galway’s housing problems

The Minister for Housing Jan O’Sullivan is to be presented with a “comprehensive report” on the housing situation in Galway, which can be used to “inform future policy” in the area.

Investigations ongoing into the tragic death of three-year-old Solomon

Investigations are still ongoing into the tragic death of a three year old boy who was crushed in the lift shaft of a Galway city office building this week.

Councillors demand immediate reinstatement of Sunday burials

Fianna Fáil Galway city councillors have called for the immediate reinstatement of Sunday burials in the city following the recent Government announcement that some 3,000 additional workers are being allocated to local authorities across the country under the 'Gateways Initiative'.

Uncertain future for Westmeath Community Development

It has a turnover of €4.75m and gives out an average of €1m per year in LEADER funding but the future of Westmeath Community Development is uncertain.

Nolan calls on councils to oversee rental market

Galway’s two local authorities and the Government “must do more to effectively oversee the private rental market”, that is according to Labour TD for Galway West, Derek Nolan, who is supporting Housing Minister Jan O’Sullivan’s plans to introduce a tenant deposit protection scheme.

COPE Galway makes Budget call on Government

COPE Galway is calling on the Government to increase spending in the areas of housing and social protection and to protect the range of public and community services from further funding cuts in Budget 2014.

Councillor nails rumours about closure of Mervue health centre

There is no truth in speculation that Mervue Health Centre is to close or that its staff are to be relocated to the primary care centre in Doughiska.

Westmeath postmaster says contract does not remove serious threat of rural post office closures

The decision by the Department of Social Protection and Minister Joan Burton to award An Post another contract to provide over the counter cash transactions has generated a warning from Vincent Harney, a Westmeath postmaster leader, that this does not remove the serious threat to the long-term future of many post offices in Westmeath.


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