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Ó Cuív condemns slashing of housing aid for elderly

The Housing Aid for Older Persons Scheme has been cut by some €300,000 over the past three years, a move that will jeopardise senior citizens “living independently and securely”.

Local Government Bill criticised as an attack on local democracy

Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary has said the Local Government Bill published this week will see more power removed from Mayo communities.

No-one likes car tax but at least it can be done fairly

The Government is making a relatively small change to the system of annual road tax. This is being done to correct an inherent unfairness in the way that car tax is treated if a car spends a portion of its time off the road.

An Spidéal to benefit from multi-million euro sewerage scheme

Planning permission has been granted for a €3.64 million new Wastewater Treatment Plant and Pumping Station for the An Spidéal area.

New pathways to learning in Westmeath libraries

A new relationship between Midlands libraries will give students, researchers, and readers unprecedented access to archives, third-level resources, medical, and archive collections.

Water supply must be repaired before charges says Keane

Waiting to repair major water problems affecting private properties until after water charges are imposed in 2015 is “totally unacceptable”.

Minister urged to exempt flooded houses from property tax

A motion calling on Environment Minister Phil Hogan to exempt householders affected by the big flood of 2009 from having to pay property tax on houses which were damaged and, in many cases, have been rendered valueless was passed at this month’s meeting of the Galway County Council.

City to find out today how its electoral wards will change

The future of Galway electoral make-up and boundaries will be known later today when the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee report is published.

Major changes to city electoral wards to be announced next week

Galway city’s three electoral wards are next week due for major revisions ahead of next year’s Local Elections with extra seats for two wards, Galway City East to lose a seat, and Menlo, Castlelawn, and Tirellan to be transferred into Galway City Central.

Over fifty ghost estates in Mayo eligible for property tax

Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary called on the Government to explain why it is forcing property taxes on homeowners in at least 57 ghost estates across Co Mayo.


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