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Maintenance standards required for exterior of rental properties, says Nolan

Galway West TD Derek Nolan has called for a set of standards to be put in place to ensure that the exterior of rental properties across the city are maintained to an appropriate standard.

County council to hold special meeting to deal with backlog

Mayo County Council will host a special meeting on Thursday April 29 at 10am to clear the backlog of items on its agenda. Cathaoirleach of the council, Cllr Damien Ryan, proposed the holding of a special meeting after it was resolved to adjourn the April meeting of the local authority at 5pm last Monday, as a mark of respect to Cllr Frank Durcan after the recent death of his brother John, and to prepare for a civic reception that was being held by the council for the US Ambassador Mr Kevin O’Malley that evening in the council chamber.

Galway City Council signs contract with local development company

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Galway City Council and Galway City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) recently signed a contract with Galway City Partnership appointing them as programme implementers for the new Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP).

Gardai investigate under declared engine CCs

The Dublin Metropolitan Region traffic division recently seized 18 cars as part of an ongoing investigation into the under declaring of cubic capacity of the car engine in order to pay a lower motor tax rate.

Councillors and officials still at loggerheads over plan

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The first meeting of the new Planning, Environment and Agriculture Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council saw the long running issue of the county development plan get a long airing between councillors and officials.

Council to pay out €10.5 million in loan charges next year

Mayo County Council will pay out over €10 million in loan charges next year, the elected members of the council were told this week. Head of finance for the council, Peter Duggan, outlined the charges at Monday’s reconvened budget meeting of the council. He told the meeting: “This current budget has the provision of €10.5 million in loan charges, of those €4.3 million are recovered directly from third parties, the majority of them being Irish Water for the cost of providing the capital costs of the water sewerage services, and also there are recoupments direct from the Department of Environment, particularly in relation to our housing borrowings, they are recovered directly from the department.”

Tree planting symbolises new beginning for COPE Galway’s campaigns

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched the development plan for COPE Galway’s new Domestic Violence Refuge on Monday. The occasion was marked with a symbolic tree planting ceremony as a symbol of new beginnings for those women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Locals asked to boycott Irish Water ‘application packs’

With ‘application packs’ from the controversial organisation Irish Water arriving in houses across Galway, householders are being encouraged to boycott the letter and not pay the tax.

Change needed to tackle housing crisis

The Rental Accommodation Scheme is a waste of time, that is according to a number of city councillors who called for major change to properly address the housing crisis which has gripped the city and left many families with young children homeless.

Housing adaptation funding welcomed by Ring and Mulherin

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The announcement that €304,088 has been allocated to Mayo County Council by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government for housing adaptations for tenants with disabilities has been warmly welcomed by both Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring and Michelle Mulherin TD.

 

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