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Ó hArgáin calls for closure of hemp shops in Kilkenny city

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Hemp shops in Kilkenny are to be fully examined by the local authorities in Kilkenny following a motion raised by Labour Councillor Sean O hArgáin at a meeting of Kilkenny Borough Council this week.

Castlebar councillors call for those responsible for economic mess to be indicted for treason

Following a lengthy debate, with plenty of cross table and cross party swipes at policies and abilities, the elected members of Castlebar Town Council voted by eight votes to one to back a motion by Independent Councillor Frank Durcan which said: “The members of Castlebar Town Council call on the Government to indict for the act of treason, the politicians and bankers who were grossly responsible for the undermining of the economy over the past 10 years”.

Val Hanley wants to know if you’ve got talent

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The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland, in conjunction with Smithwicks, is giving the Irish public the chance to showcase their talent in the Stars Of Our Bars pub talent competition.

Ballina Town Council briefs

Independent Ballina town councillor Peter Clarke will travel to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to represent the town at its St Patrick’s Day parade on March 13. He was proposed by Cllr Francis McAndrew and seconded by Mayor Mary Kelly. Independent councillor Gerry Ginty told the meeting: “As one who usually objects to these type of trips, I don’t to this one as there is only one person going and with Cllr Clarke out there promoting the Clarke Collection, it could have a major pay off in the long run to the town.”

New long stay car park for Ballina causes some debate

The proposed new long stay car park for Ballina, located at the soon to be vacated Ballina Town Council depot at Bachelors Walk in the town saw the town engineer, Michael O’Grady, and Mayor Mary Kelly clash over inviting the sole objectors to come in and discuss their objections with the council. Mr O’Grady told the council that only one couple put in a submission on the part eight report to the council and that it was more of an objection than a submission. He outlined the issues raised in the submission and his response to each of those issues, which included safety concerns, visibility concerns, anti social behaviour, noise issues, and potential use of the car park by boy racers.

Integration forum established by Mayor in Kilkenny

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The inaugural meeting of a forum established to encourage interaction in relation to integration issues in the City and County of Kilkenny took place in City Hall last week and was hosted by Mayor Malcolm Noonan.

Dundalk man threatens to kill Mayor of Granard

A 30-year-old Dundalk man has appeared before Mullingar District Court charged with threatening the Mayor of Granard, County Longford.

Potholes fill roads discussion at Ballina area meeting

The condition of the roads in the Ballina area after the recent cold spell led to a lengthy discussion at this week’s Ballina electoral area meeting. “The national roads inspector was in the area yesterday (Tuesday), to see the damage that has been caused,” senior engineer for Mayo County Council Noel Burke told the meeting. “We have asked him to allow us to be as flexible as possible with the local road grants that we have applied for. We hope they will let us be discretionary on where we spend the money rather than just rely on the list of priorities we sent up before the cold spell set in.”


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