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Farcical scenes as councillors row over seating arrangements at €450,000 chamber

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It was not a day when our local politicians covered themselves in glory. A debate on where some elected members of the Galway County Council would sit in the newly refurbished council chamber was succinctly summed up by Republican Sinn Féin representative, Tomas O Curraoin, who labelled the whole matter a joke, and likened the behaviour of some councillors to small children. "If kids were in junior infants, they would be arguing about where they were sitting," he said

Councillors express their unhappiness with ongoing broadband issues

A civil servant received one of the coldest receptions ever afforded to a visitor at a Galway County Council meeting earlier this week when he gave a presentation on the National Broadband Plan. Sean Griffin from the Department of Communications was handed the unenviable task of delivering an update on the plan, and how it would affect long-suffering internet users in rural Galway. But it was unlikely that Mr Griffin had reckoned on a chamber packed with 39 irate councillors, each of whom was awarded time to speak on the contentious issue. And it was not pretty. At one stage the department representative was even accused of pedalling “happy pills’’ to pacify a bunch that were anything but happy.

Pat on the back for Enda and co

The bright sunshine which lightened the hearts of everyone this week was matched with some exciting news for the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar. The €11 million funding which was allocated to bring the facility up to HIQA standards, hopefully in time for the 2015 deadline, was greeted with genuine relief and happiness across the county.

The Sacred Heart is saved thanks to €11 million funding allocation

The Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar will be brought up to HIQA standards in time for the 2015 deadline, following the announcement on Wednesday that €11 million was being sanctioned for the necessary refurbishment works by the HSE. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement that the hospital has now been included in the HSE's Capital Programme.

Fianna Fáil have seat to fill in Mullingar as councillor stands down

The Fianna Fáil party in the Mullingar West area have an opening for a new councillor after the shock resignation of Cllr Niamh Kiernan this week, after a year as a councillor.

Be informed and make your vote count

By the time the next edition of the Mayo Advertiser hits the shelves, voting in the Presidential election will be complete and the votes will be in the process of being tallied.

Fianna Fáil leader to visit Castlebar in September

The Fianna Fáil organisation in Mayo is urging a full turnout of members for the visit of party leader Mícheál Martin to the constituency on Monday September 5. It will be the first visit of the party leader to the county since the general election.

FF select businesswoman to replace Troy on council

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Niamh Kiernan from Rathowen became the newest member of Westmeath County Council this week when she was co-opted in place of the recently elevated Robert Troy.

McGuinness criticises Labour’s empty, unfunded promises

Kilkenny Fianna Fail Deputy John McGuinness pointed out this week that the General Election Campaign had not even started and already the Labour party was making empty unfunded promises.

Another fairy story

Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God went missing for six days. Nobody could find him and all of the angels and saints were getting very worried. It was most unlike God to go missing. He was usually such a reliable fellow. So all of the angels and saints organised a search party and set out to find him.


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