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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”.

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.

Water investment cut will cost taxpayer in fines and leakage says Hogan

The €750 million cut in the water investment programme announced earlier this week by John Gormley and the Government could end up costing the taxpayer a fortune in fines and leakage according to Fine Gael Environment Spokesman, Phil Hogan.

Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week launched

The Galway Dive School and Galway Atlantaquaria clubs are set to play their part in the national Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week with a major clean up planned underwater and on land this weekend.

Hollymount/Roundford flooding resolution

An end is in sight to the prolonged flooding difficulties that have been impacting on residents in the Roundfort and Hollymount areas, according to Minister for the Environment, Heritage, and Local Government John Gormley.

Councils to get more than €100,000 in anti-litter funding

Galway City and County Councils are to get a helping hand in cleaning up litter black spots and tackling graffiti in key tourist areas during the summer months with more than €100,000 in Government funding being allocated.

Minister’s attempts to restrict turf-cutting must be resisted

IFA Connacht vice president and SAC project team chairman Padraic Divilly has called on the Minister for the Environment John Gormley to allow turf-cutting on designated raised bogs in advance of his submission of the interdepartmental report which is due shortly to be presented to the Cabinet.

IFA opposes Gormley’s turf-cutting restrictions

The Irish Farmers Association has warned that any interference with turf cutting on raised bogs will be “fiercely resisted” by farmers in rural areas across the country.


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