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Cuts in emergency services funding a threat to local communities says McNelis

Fire and emergency services in Galway will be put at great risk following the €7 billion cut in funding announced in the Budget, according to Labour councillor Neil McNelis.

Mayo owners of houses abroad hit by property tax administration fees

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has criticised the lack of action by Environment Minister, John Gormley toward making any improvements to the administration of the Non Principal Private Residence charge.

White backs Gormley’s call for national consensus

Mary White, Green Party TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, has supported Minister John Gormley’s call for national consensus on the public finances for the next four years.

Mick Lally - a man without measure

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Without Mick Lally’s input and support, Druid Theatre Company might “never have existed”. So said Druid artistic director Garry Hynes, who paid tribute to the much loved actor who died this week.

Wild mink are causing havoc — Kenny

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny TD has received confirmation from the Environment Minister John Gormley that he intends to control the population of wild mink by protecting rare and endangered species of ground nesting birds. According to Deputy Kenny the plans for Minister Gormley’s department are that he intends spending €60,000 this year on the targeted control of the predators including wild mink at specific times to protect threatened bird species such as red-throated divers, corncrakes, waders and terns.

Local government review proposes merging of councils

The merger of a number of councils, including those of counties Carlow and Kilkenny, has been mooted in a new report on the efficiency of local government in Ireland.

New measures to protect wildlife from quad bikes welcomed

Green Party TD for Carlow/Kilkenny Mary White TD has welcomed new regulations which will come into place shortly to control recreational activities in sensitive nature areas, in particular the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster.

City Hall must be ‘relentless’ in pursuing non-paying developers, says Nolan

Unpaid levies is money “robbed from communities and house buyers” and the Galway City Council must be “relentless” in pursuing those developers who still have not paid up.

Staff losses at Mayo County Council

Staff losses at Mayo County Council

More than 170 people have stopped working for Mayo County Council since December 2008, according to Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny. Commenting on figures received in respect of the numbers employed by Mayo County Council from the Environment Minister, John Gormley, Deputy Kenny said they showed that permanent staff in the council has decreased from 1,115 in December 2008 to 1,061 in March 2010. The biggest decrease is in the area of temporary and seasonal staff which has severely decreased from 182 in December 2008 to 65.


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