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South Galway has been abandoned and the incompetence of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is denying homeowners and farmers their constitutional rights, that is according to a county councillor who is yet to return to her Ardrahan home since being evacuated during recent flooding.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin is seeking a grant scheme to assist farmers in Mayo hit by the flood and storm damage of recent weeks. Deputy Mulherin is also calling for flood mitigation works for Ballina where householders and business owners have been flooded on a number of occasions since January to be given priority.
Mayo County Council has estimated that it will cost €4.5 million to clean up and repair the damage caused to the county’s coastline by the recent storms. That money will repair and replace damaged public infrastructure along the seaboard, however it is feared that cost could be much more in time. Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Michéal McNamara said at Monday’s meeting of Mayo County Council: “Judging visually, by the coasts in Clare and Galway and the amount of money they are looking for, I think our estimates on the work required is a little bit low at €4.5 million. Going around Achill itself, I would have estimated to get the place back to normal again would be costing about €2 million.”
The population of a protected bird that likes to hide in heather on a Mayo bogland has doubled.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring and Councillor Patsy O’Brien met last week with Jim Ryan from the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, and officials from the OPW in relation to the Roundfort-Hollymount Flood Mitigation Proposal.
There is lots to do at Coole Park this month. The park is a wonderful place to take a walk with two waymarked trails to follow. The family trail is less than two kilometres and takes you past the site of the house, into the walled garden and through the woodland. Along the way you can stop to see the small herd of red deer, and try to spot the stag displaying his antlers or look out for signs of red squirrels searching for nuts to eat.
Galway county councillors have given their approval for the local authority to take the lead in progressing the Galway City Outer Bypass warning that the lack of such vital infrastructure was putting the city and county back 50 years in development.
The Galway County Council is to be the lead authority in the €300 million Galway City Outer Bypass scheme with new consultants being appointed to prepare a new application which could be ready for submission to An Bord Pleanála 15 months from now.
A Minister and his department were criticised in court this week (July 17) for trying to prosecute a man who is hoping to renovate a seventh century church at his own expense.
An Athlone councillor is calling for common sense in how the OPW will manage flooding around the town, saying that human beings, not wildlife and trees, must be central to any solutions.