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Galway county council staff were this week accused of being discourteous to farmers whose lands are along the proposed Greenway route between Galway and Ballinasloe. The route has proved controversial due to initial fears that land for the Greenway was to be acquired using compulsory purchase orders (CPOs). The IFA, farmers, and landowners previously voiced their anger about that proposal. Earlier this year councillors voted to remove the threat of CPOs and council staff have been liasing with farmers and landowners along the route to move the process forward.
The number of stray and unwanted dogs seized by Mayo County Council increased sharply in 2014, according to the latest figures on dog control released by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.
Plans are being put in motion to find a site for a new state of the art library in Galway city. Speaking at this week's local authority meeting, council CEO Brendan McGrath outlined the cost of renting library space in the city was a substantial €395,000 per annum. He spoke of his desire to build a modern new premises within the next few years.
Local dog rescue group MADRA saved 474 dogs from pounds in 2014 - representing eight per cent of all dogs transferred to rescue organisations across the country.
A €7 million coastal walkway between Salthill and Silverstrand will take a step closer to becoming a reality when a public consultation process is announced in the coming weeks.
This is the 17th year of An Taisce’s National Spring Clean, Ireland’s largest anti-litter initiative. The campaign is organised by An Taisce and funded by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Wrigley Company. Colour coded bags for recyclable waste are supplied by Repak.
The announcement of more than €11 million in Leader funding for Mayo this week was welcomed by Government TDs from the county. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, said after the announcement: “The €11,121,341 approved by Cabinet for Leader in Mayo is a significant investment in the county. It will allow for the effective and efficient delivery of rural development across the county. It is part of the vision for local government to be the main vehicle of local governance and public service at local level.”
A controversial landfill site located between Loughrea and Ballinasloe is to be re-opened by the Galway County Council - but only so it can be closed permanently in future.
The library in Westside will not be closed to the public again, according to Galway City Council CEO Brendan McGrath.
Mayo County Council have their preparations well under way in case their is a repeat of the storm conditions that battered the county last Christmas.