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The weather has turned particularly uncertain for high summer. I for one am very glad, and I’m sure many other people are, that it has turned cool and uncertain. It seems that always we have heatwave weather when students are doing their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert, and how difficult it must be for them as they swelter with their thoughts and their writings in the examination hall and the sun beams in the windows, leaving them with the feeling that they should be out enjoying it. But the cooler weather has meant it is easier for them to concentrate.
The Government has confirmed a commitment secured by local TD, Denis Naughten, that a new law will be introduced to ensure co-operation across the River Shannon on the development of Athlone as the key economic driver of the Heartlands Region, incorporating counties Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath and East Galway.
Minister of State, John Paul Phelan, told the elected members of Mayo County Council this week: "This is the law of the land and you have been breaching it for years," in response to a spate of complaints from elected members of the local authority to a circular issued by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, calling on members not to discuss planning applications at public meetings.
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Lisa Chambers says a Government review of local election boundaries will do nothing to implement any real reform of local representation. She made the comments following the establishment of a review of local election boundaries, which is due to be completed by Easter.
Despite a major road-widening project, junction improvements, and bus priority measures being introduced to ease the chronic traffic problems in Parkmore, a Galway TD is demanding "much more efficient action" to be taken.