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More than 200 people from community and voluntary groups from around County Galway were honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony recently. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity in the county. A record number of nominations were received for the nine different categories of awards presented on the night.
Just over a year from the biggest reorganisation of local government in the State in a lifetime, with the abolishment of town councils by the current Government and the setting up of new municipal authorities, the Taoiseach said this week that he stands by the decision.
Mayo has one of the lowest personal injury claim rates in the country, according to the latest figures released by the Injuries Board.
It is going to be a busy few days for the county councillors and town councillors across Mayo next week as Mayo County Council and the three town councils sit down to thrash out their budgets for the coming year. For businesses across the county the news that none of the four local authorities is looking for a increase in the commercial rate it levies will be welcome news as they head into the next year, with Castlebar Town Council actually proposing to cut its rate.
Galway could see up to 12 new councillors elected in 2014 as part of local authorities to be run by a chief executive, and which will have the power to collect property taxes, under the Government’s new local government reform programme.
Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin highlighted that EU regional funding “has been one of the success stories of Europe” in his address to a joint meeting of the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) and the Southern and Eastern (S&E) regional assemblies in Portlaoise on Friday June 22.
Tomás Breathnach was elected Cathaoirleach of the Southern and Eastern Regional Assembly at its recent annual general meeting.
The merger of a number of councils, including those of counties Carlow and Kilkenny, has been mooted in a new report on the efficiency of local government in Ireland.
The post of Galway city manager could be abolished while the powers of the Tuam, Loughrea and Ballinasloe town councils could be greatly reduced if the recommendations of a new report are implemented fully.