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Pylon panel meeting “as early as possible”

Former Supreme Court Justice Catherine McGuinness, chair of the expert panel which will report on underground route options for Grid West, says she will be convening a meeting of the panel as early as possible.

Westmeath “will not be found wanting” on housing grants

The majority of applications for Housing Adaptation Grants in Westmeath will not be affected by the new Government regulations.

Local and European elections on May 23

The date for this year’s Local and European elections was confirmed this week by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan as Friday May 23.

Ring welcomes funding of €297,000 for South West Mayo Development Company

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan this week informed Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring of an allocation of €240,000 in extra LEADER funding for South West Mayo Development Company together with an allocation of €57,000 for the Gaeltacht areas.

Council row over disputed claims that Leisureland is losing €12,000 a week

Branded as a “noose” around Galway City Council’s neck, an audit report has found that Leisureland continues to lose money suffering a loss of more than €620,000 last year. However, this figure is being disputed by councillors on the facility’s board of directors who maintain the deficit is actually €180,000.

Housing associations praise city council efforts in bringing about new Knocknacarra homes

Clúid Housing Association and Túath Housing Association have praised Galway City Council for helping to bring about a complex of 26 new homes in Knocknacarra, which were officially unveiled in Knocknacarra this week.

Mayo County Council should be decision maker in coastal development for county

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has called for decision making on all planning matters relating to foreshore and immediate offshore areas to be left to local councils in the first instance. Deputy Mulherin made her comments in relation to the Maritime Area and Foreshore Amendment Bill 2013 which is being prepared by the Department of the Environment and which proposes making An Bord Pleanála the lead decision maker on planning related issues for coastal and marine areas.

Galway County Council wins Excellence in Local Government Award

Galway County Council has won the prestigious Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award 2013 in the partnership with Business Category sponsored by AIB.

Mulherin welcomes legislation to enable local authority tenants to purchase their homes

Fine Gael TD for Mayo Michelle Mulherin has today welcomed confirmation from the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Jan O'Sullivan, that the Government is preparing legislation to replace the Tenant Purchase Scheme which expired at the end of 2012. It was confirmed to Deputy Mulherin in response to a parliamentary question which she tabled, that the General Scheme of a Housing Bill will enable local authority tenants to purchase their homes. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, subsequently confirmed to Deputy Mulherin in Dáil Eireann this week that the legislation may come to Cabinet before the end of this year.

Unanimous support for plebiscite on town council abolition welcome — Ruane

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has welcomed the unanimous support of her colleagues on Castlebar Town Council for her proposal calling for a plebiscite to be held on the decision to abolish Castlebar Town Council.


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