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Handing over vital residential land to NAMA-type Housing Agency branded as ‘absurd’

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Handing over zoned residential land to the Housing Agency has been described as an “absurd idea” when Galway has one of the worst housing crises in the country, that is according to Independent City Councillor Catherine Connolly.

Castlebar Fianna Fail lauds Flynn’s record of service to Mayo

At a recent meeting of Castlebar Fianna Fail Cumann, held at the Welcome Inn Hotel, it was unanimously agreed that a vote of thanks and appreciation be extended to former EU commissioner Padraig Flynn for his work on behalf of Castlebar and County Mayo during his years of public service.

Head shop law welcome but why wait? - Naughten

Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it is to ban many of the toxic chemicals currently on sale in head shops, but has questioned why the ban will only come into force in June.

Irish food company leads on green energy

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A County Dublin food company has become the first in Ireland to set out to power 100 percent of its production using green energy. Country Crest, based in Lusk and owned by brothers, Michael and Gabriel Hoey, has invested €1.5 million in a state-of-the-art wind turbine which commenced powering the plant during a recent visit by Deputy John Gormley, Minister for the Environment.

No National Plan for severe weather crisis says Hogan

Despite numerous attempts by Fine Gael's Environment Spokesman, Phil Hogan to obtain a copy of the national plan that was committed to by the National Emergency Planning Office several years ago to deal specifically with a severe weather crisis, the Department of the Environment confirmed that they did not have such a plan.


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