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What the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement can still teach us today

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Fifty years ago the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement was founded, inspired by developments in the Six Counties, the USA, and France. To mark the occasion, hour-long programmes were broadcast on Raidió na Gaeltachta and TG4; it was discussed at the Galway History Festival; and a book is also being published.

Councillors ready to take on Ireland 2040 plan

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The message that came from the November meeting of the Mayo County Council this week was that not only the lack of major infrastructure projects in the region in the draft Ireland 2040 plan - but the small print of the plan itself is going to affect Mayo in a bad way for the next 20 years.

O’Flaherty seeks support for ‘ambitious’ city waterway restoration plan

The Galway Waterways Association has submitted what one local councillor has called “an ambitious plan”, to restore and enhance the city’s network of rivers and canals, to the Galway 2020 team, as part of the preparations for its 2020 Capital of Culture designation.

Hundreds at risk of being struck off housing waiting list warns Cubbard

More than 1,300 households on the housing waiting list risk being struck off under a new social housing needs assessment currently being carried out, Independent city councillor Mike Cubbard has warned.

Removal of bin bag service sees people 'screwed again'

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The removal from use of the single pay as you go bin bag for refuse disposal was a hot topic of debate at Mayo County Council's monthly meeting on Monday afternoon. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne raised the issue saying: "It shows total disregard for people who are elderly, living in apartments, people who have no back door, and plenty of people who belong to this local authority who have no back door or place to leave their bin.

Tánaiste indicates Environment may be restored to Departmental title

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has indicated the Government is reviewing the name of Denis Naughten’s new Department in response to campaigners opposing the proposed abolition of the Department of Environment.

Ballinasloe public library officially opened

The new public library in Ballinasloe has been officially opened by County Cathaoirleach Peter Roche.

Councillors approve proposal to limit night time windfarm noise

A variation to the County Development Plan which would place certain limits on windfarm development in Westmeath has been unanimously approved by councillors.

IPAV sets out how Government could slash 32K off price of new home

The Institute of Professional Auctioneer and Valuers (IPAV) claim the incoming Government could slash the cost of a new home by €32,000 by making building finance available to small and large builders at interest rates of between 1 per cent to 3 per cent.

Leader local development strategy submitted

The Mayo Local Community Development Committee Local Action Group (LCDC- LAG) has submitted a Local Development Strategy to the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) for the delivery of the LEADER Programme in County Mayo for the next five years.

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