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Council delegation picked to go for development plan talks

By Colm Gannon

Buccs face Bandon in All-Ireland u19 semi-final

Buccaneers square up to Bandon in the semi-final of the u19 All-Ireland Cup at Galway Sportsground on Saturday, kick-off 2.30pm. Buccs captured this cup just two seasons ago and the current crop of rising stars will be keen to advance to the final in Naas. However, they will surely face a searching test from this year’s Munster kingpins from the home town of Graham Norton.

Third runner joins race to lead Greens

Green Party councillor Malcolm Noonan and former Green minister Eamon Ryan have been joined by a third runner in the contest for the leadership of the Green Party.

Gormley directive still causing problems for councillors

A directive by former minister for the environment and local government John Gormley after he varied the Mayo County Development plan was the cause of major disbelief for members of the Ballina Electoral Area this week. The members were being informed of a number of planning permission refusals by senior planner for Mayo County Council, John McMyler, who told them about the refusal of an application for planning permission for a house at Broadlands, Knockafarson, Ballina. Mr McMyler told the meeting the applicant had applied to demolish an existing dwelling house and construct a new house on the same site.

Green representative fears Westport will return to ‘bad old days of planning’

Green Party representative for Westport, Fergus McAllister, said that Fine Gael attempts to row back on planning legislation introduced by John Gormley would set Irish planning back decades “to the bad old days of speculation and reckless zoning”.

Malcolm bites the bullet and declares interest in party leadership

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Popular Green Party councillor Malcolm Noonan has confirmed to the Kilkenny Advertiser that he will put his name forward in the contest for leadership of the Green Party.

White urges RTÉ to provide platform for women

Green Party deputy leader Mary White TD has called on RTÉ and other broadcasters to schedule debates between leading female representatives of political parties during the forthcoming election campaign.

Conneely goes ‘bats’ over Menlo castle report

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Despite the Government imploding around him and his party facing a hostile electorate in February, it is the lesser horseshoe bat that is occupying the mind of the Green’s John Gormley the most.

Talbot’s Tower restoration nears completion

Refurbishment works on one of Kilkenny city’s landmark sites — Talbot’s Tower on Ormonde Road, are well underway with a completion date for the restoration of the structure set for next year.

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.


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