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Submissions on new waste management plan open until December

The public have until Thursday December 19 to make submissions on the new regional waste management plan that is being put together following the reconfiguration of the country into three different regions. Mayo is part of the Connacht Ulster region, and Mayo County Council has been appointed as the lead local authority for the region, with Kevin Swift about to be appointed to the role of co-ordinator for the region. He will be based from an office in Castlebar. At the October meting of the Environmental Policy and Agricultural Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council, the members of the committee were given a brief update on the progress of this plan.

City councillors to seek independent legal advice as bin row continues

Independent legal advice is being sought by city councillors who continue to plead with city manager Brendan McGrath not to continue with plans to privatise the household waste collection service.

Galway city joins other councils in privatising refuse service

With a dwindling customer base and a deficit of €1.6 million Galway City Council has taken the decision that so many other local authorities have taken and today started the bidding process to find a private operator to take over the collection of household waste.

Council defends its management of Ballybane dog pound

City Hall has responded to criticism of its management of the Ballybane dog pound saying it is “well maintained” with care taken to ensure the comfort and welfare of dogs held there.

City councillor calls for urgent works to protect Silver Strand

The Galway City Council is being urged to expedite works required to protect the areas of Knocknagoneen Hill and Silver Strand beach from relentless erosion.

Councillors change tack after opposition to Merlin Park QBC grows

Councillors are anxious to remove plans for a quality bus corridor through Merlin Park Woods, which they had previously approved in two city development plans, as opposition to the measure gathers pace.

Connolly condemns Government for slashing disabled grants

Almost 70 instances of housing adaptations and aid for the disabled and the elderly cannot be carried out this year in Galway city due to Government slashing of funding for such services.

Contracts signed for Knocknacarra Community Centre

Contracts for the construction of a Knocknacarra Community Centre were signed yesterday, following a successful tendering process.

Council struggles to manage housing list

The housing department at the Galway City Council is understaffed, overworked, and unable to meet demands, according to a number of city councillors.

New radio documentary looks at the local impact of climate change

Rain, storms, droughts, and you guessed it, even more cold spells could become the norm as climate change increasingly threatens to pose serious challenges for Galway city, that’s according to leading scientist and NUI Galway lecturer Dr Kieran Hickey who was featured in a new radio documentary aired this week.

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