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Sinn Féin to run two in Ballinasloe

Sinn Féin may run two candidates, county councillor Dermot Connolly and town councillor Michael Breathnach, in the Ballinasloe ward for May’s Local Election.

Galway city left licking wounds following superstorm

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A popular Salthill walkway completely disappeared, car parks submerged in water, and businesses left counting the cost of the damage as the sea demonstrated its power during last week’s storm.

Galway County Council pass 2014 budget with expenditure of €122 million

The 2014 budget for Galway County Council was passed unanimously with an anticipated expenditure of €122 million, representing €4.5 million reduction on the budget adopted for 2013.

A good year for Galway’s residential market

This year has proven to be a turning point for the Galway housing market. After six years of falling prices, price inflation has re-emerged most notably in Galway city. The first nine months of 2013 saw the first period of positive annual price growth in the Galway housing market since 2006. Early indications suggest that the Galway city market has grown by more than 10 per cent during 2013. The strength of price growth in Galway city is fuelled by a shortage of supply.

Welby warns of higher costs and red-tape under new building regulations

Excessive red tape, higher costs, and the exclusion of professional engineers and architects with decades of experience, will result under the Government’s new building regulations.

Housing associations praise city council efforts in bringing about new Knocknacarra homes

Clúid Housing Association and Túath Housing Association have praised Galway City Council for helping to bring about a complex of 26 new homes in Knocknacarra, which were officially unveiled in Knocknacarra this week.

Mayo County Council should be decision maker in coastal development for county

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has called for decision making on all planning matters relating to foreshore and immediate offshore areas to be left to local councils in the first instance. Deputy Mulherin made her comments in relation to the Maritime Area and Foreshore Amendment Bill 2013 which is being prepared by the Department of the Environment and which proposes making An Bord Pleanála the lead decision maker on planning related issues for coastal and marine areas.

Mulherin welcomes legislation to enable local authority tenants to purchase their homes

Fine Gael TD for Mayo Michelle Mulherin has today welcomed confirmation from the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Jan O'Sullivan, that the Government is preparing legislation to replace the Tenant Purchase Scheme which expired at the end of 2012. It was confirmed to Deputy Mulherin in response to a parliamentary question which she tabled, that the General Scheme of a Housing Bill will enable local authority tenants to purchase their homes. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, subsequently confirmed to Deputy Mulherin in Dáil Eireann this week that the legislation may come to Cabinet before the end of this year.

Dog charity under pressure as number of stray dogs reaches an all time high

Local dog rescue charity MADRA has called on members of the public for their support during a period of unprecedented pressure on their services over the past fortnight.

Connolly demands council tackle Whitehall maintenance problems

Whitehall residents are having to use plug-in heaters because the heating systems in their properties do not work properly, while there are “serious health and safety risks” with corroded and rusted railings and girders.


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