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New system for council mortgage arrears

Westmeath County Council has unveiled a new process for council mortgage holders in financial difficulty.

New Galwegian president

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Colm O'Donnellan has been elected as president of Galwegians RFC for 2012-13 at the club's AGM at Crowley Park.

Council seeks a further €3m to fund Seamus Quirke Road

Overruns on the Seamus Quirke Road upgrade have forced the Galway City Council to apply for an €8 million loan to complete the project.

Fine hospital consultants for delays in signing off claims, urges councillor

The HSE West should consider imposing financial penalties on hospital consultants who delay signing off private health insurance claims, a member of the health authority’s regional health forum said this week.

Galway City Central is ‘ready made’ for a Quinn comeback

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The new Galway City Central ward is “ready made for a Martin Quinn comeback” according to the former mayor who is seeking to be a Fianna Fáil candidate in the next local elections.

The inside story of the city council budget

Now that the back slapping is over and political kudos have been gained by politicians across the board for a most courageous, progressive, budget in recessionary times maybe it is appropriate at this stage to ask some pertinent questions as to the political intricacies of its birth, formulation, and delivery.

All new housing developments in county to be hit with new levy

For the second time in a week, the controversial new development levy scheme for all new developments in relation to water and sewerage contributions was passed by a local authority in the county, but only after a number of councillors expressed their opposition to the decision. Last week Ballina Town Council passed a reduced rate levey of €3,500 per housing unit while the council was looking for a €4,500 levey. The levey passed by the county county council according to the managers report on the scheme break down the costs so that for large schemes, the amount of the council’s contribution to the total cost of the scheme will be divided by the number of new houses to be served. While for small scheme’s it will be, the amount of the council’s contribution to the total cost divided by the number of new houses to be served, averaged over five recent small schemes developed by the council.

Arthur accuses Fianna Fáil of ‘nitpicking’ over budget

Cllr Colm Arthur has accused Fianna Fáil councillors of ‘nitpicking’ following Westmeath County Council’s budget meeting on Monday.

Rates unchanged for 2010 - lowest in country over 10 years

Traders and businesses in Westmeath can unwrap their first Christmas present with the news that rates for next year will remain the same as for 2009, after the county council agreed the budget for 2010 at its last meeting of the decade on Monday (December 21).

Water supply levels very low after big freeze

The elected members of Mayo County Council were told that water supply levels were very low around the county following the recent weather. Director of services for water services Paddy Mahon told the annual budget meeting: “Normally we use 59,000 cubic metres of water a day in the county, but yesterday (Sunday, January 10) we used 69,000 cubic metres of water in the county, that’s 16 per cent more than normal and this week we expect it to get worse. The situation in the Castlebar reservoir is critical today (Monday) and rationing will have to be considered over the week”.


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