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The Galway footballers will head to Cusack Park in Mullingar on Sunday in good spirits to take on Westmeath (2pm) in the second round of the National Football League.
Fine Gael general secretary, Tom Curran, has said the party’s executive council is happy to confirm that Cllr Colm Arthur, Rochfortbridge, has been added to the Fine Gael ticket for the Mullingar-Kilbeggan electoral area for the Local Elections to Westmeath County Council.
Fine Gael continue to surprise in its ongoing candidate selection process after sitting councillor Colm Arthur was defeated in his effort to return to his party’s ticket for next year’s local elections.
Following a turbulent week of discussion with residents and several meetings, the four councillors from the Kilbeggan area agreed this week to adopt the draft Local Area Plan for Tyrrellspass village, subject to a series of variations.
Cllr Fintan Cooney received the unanimous support of councillors this week when he called for the re-establishment of the County Council Committee of Agriculture, with the result that his notice of motion is to be circulated to other county councils around the country.
There may be some light at the end of the tunnel for farmers struggling to meet the increasing costs of disposing of fallen animals, as Westmeath County Council is to take the issue to national level.
The long term wisdom of the outgoing county council was in scant evidence once again when it decided to object to a plan to protect a number of wildlife areas within the county at its final meeting last week (May 20) before the election.
Cllr Joe Whelan used the occasion of his last address as cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council to pay tribute to the former councillors who lost their seats in the local elections earlier this month.