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Labour Westport Town Councillor Keith Martin has condemned remarks made by the Environment Minister John Gormley in which the minister said that the reintroduction of domestic water charges was inevitable.
Fianna Fail election candidate, Michael Loftus, has called a meeting with Minister Michael Finneran, and is urging him to address the “essential” Kilmurray Water Scheme.
A solution to the Old Mervue water crisis appears to be in sight with a proposal to come before city council that would see grant aid provided to householders affected by lead contamination.
The Mayo County Council has been given approval to place a €2.677 million contract for the provision of a new wastewater treatment plant in Kiltimagh. The news was announced to Swinford electoral area councillor Jimmy Maloney by the Environment Minister John Gormley. Response Engineering Ltd has been granted the contract.
“What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better,” so said Wendell Phillips, the 19th century American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator, lawyer, and writer.
As voters head back to the polls today to have their second say on the Lisbon Treaty, it seems many have either binned their polling cards or never received them due to new procedures.
Local Fine Gael senator Fidelma Healy Eames has questioned why the Galway Fire Service, the only local emergency organisation “equipped to suck up and remove water”, was not fully engaged to deal with the recent flooding in east and south Galway.
The county continues to cope with dealing with the severe cold snap — many householders continue to remain isolated; without water as pipes have burst, and struggle to get to work as roads remain hazardous. The forecast for the rest of the week predicts further prolonged cold spells, with road temperatures below zero, snow, ice, and wintry showers — making it the most prolonged cold spell in Ireland since 1963.
Mayo Fine Gael TD John O'Mahony has called on the Transport Minister Noel Dempsey and Environment Minister John Gormley to reverse their decision not to provide emergency funding to repair roads damaged by the recent bad weather. Deputy O’Mahony said the current state of the roads will cost lives if they are not repaired.