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Independent Councillor expresses his frustration with unsightly dumping scene

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Local Independent Councillor, Jamie Moran, has expressed his anger and frustration with the large volume of waste materials which was illegally dumped on the road behind the ESB at Garrycastle in recent times.

St Patrick's Day memories - what the parade and the day was like many years ago

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ST PATRICK'S Day will be an online celebration this year. So as we have to do without the parade, the pageantry, and the festivities, we have asked a number of Galwegians to share their memories of St Patrick's Day parades from years gone by.

O'Malley calls for water tables to be opened

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Independent councillor Johno O'Malley has called for an immediate programme to open water tables and to clean culverts in areas, to prevent further deterioration for roads in the county. Speaking at this month's Roads and Transport Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meeting, Cllr O'Malley said: "We have roads that have been destroyed and will have more damage done again this year, because they are not on the programme and the weather has done a lot of damage to them. But there is a thing that is not happening that should be happening, the water tables are not being opened at all - roads that are flooded are just closed off completely and people are just chancing through them; and it is because, in some places, there are pipes and in others, there are none, or in some, there are pipes and they are buried and not working. I think a programme should be put in place immediately, that any place that needs water tables opened and drained, it should be done, because otherwise, the roads will decay all together, because you know it is the water that does the real damage." Head of Roads for Mayo County Council, Paul Dolan, told Cllr O'Malley: "There is a drainage grant of €1.33 million so each municipal district has drainage money, that is where they should be spending the drainage money, in opening the likes of the water tables and improving drains and culvert access. Each district has a drainage allocation, that is where it should be."

Cruise tries to revoke declaration of climate emergency

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One councillor declared the declaration of a climate and biodiversity emergency last month by Mayo County Council as “tantamount to terrorism.”

Independent Councillor welcomes essential footpath construction

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Independent Councillor, Jamie Moran, has welcomed the construction of a footpath from Valleycourt housing estate culminating at Pat Redington’s business premises on the approach road to the centre of Athlone.

Grants for east Galway

The announcement of CLÁR grants to address safety in schools and the upgrading of local community and sport facilities has been welcomed by Independent councillor Dr Evelyn Parsons.

West of Ireland businesses need same level of support as those in Dublin

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The Business Restart top up provided to Dublin businesses when Dublin was moved to Level 3 must now be extended across the State as it moves into Level 5 restrictions.

Councillor calls to stop the clocks

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An independent councillor has called for the upcoming time change on October 25 NOT to happen and asked the council to write to the relevant Minister to forward on his plea.

'The days of enduring anti-social behaviour are coming to an end'

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After several years of speaking out strongly about anti-social behaviour and illegal dumping in Galway, finally there is a strategy in place which should put an end to this deplorable behaviour.

Galway voters may directly elect mayor in 2024 Local Elections.

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Citizens may have the opportunity to elect the mayor of the city in 2024 after city councillors backed a motion calling on the Minister for Local Government Darragh O'Brien to hold a plebiscite vote for a directly elected mayor with executive functions on Monday evening.

 

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