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Confusion in council chamber over vote on Irish Water motion

Mayo County Council took not one, but two votes on what appeared on the surface to be the same motion last Monday and ended up with two different results.

City Hall to debate motion to oppose water tax

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Struggling Galway families should not be expected to pay €500 a year for water, especially when there are non-taxation methods available to fund water infrastructure.

Stimulation not cuts is answer to economic woes, says SF’s Dermot Connolly

Ireland will not create the conditions where jobs can be created if politicians insist on cuts to everything. A stimulus package is the real answer to unemployment and the economic crisis.

Mayo business and enterprise needs support says Dr Jerry Cowley

Dr Jerry Cowley today outlined a number of initiatives set out in Labour’s policy programme that he believes will assist Mayo small businesses and enterprises. In a week where Údarás released figures which showed that in 2010 there was a net loss of 132 jobs in the Mayo Gaeltacht, and other major businesses are threatened by lack of credit, Dr Cowley has said it is time to look to Labour for solutions.

Tom Welby — Independents can make a difference to next Dáil

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Tom Welby is not among those who think that Independents candidates will be an irrelevancy at Election 2011. He feels Independents could have a significant role in the next Dáil, and in leading the way in reforming the Irish political system.

Budget is bereft of hope for people who have lost jobs - Penrose

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Labour Party TD Willie Penrose has said this week’s Budget is bereft of hope for people who have lost their jobs. “With well over 400,000 people in Ireland looking for work, surely the number one priority for this budget should have been job creation? We had every right to expect that the budget would put forward some concrete proposals to get people off the dole queues and into jobs, but instead we got nothing.”

Will Fianna Fáil say sorry? Will it hell?

Our economy lies in ruins, our sovereignty is gone, the dead bank Anglo has sucked billions upon billions from our exchequer, unemployment is high, the EU/IMF have arrived, and ordinary people face years of punishing taxes to pay for the delinquency of Fianna Fáil and the banks.

Sell Ireland back to its citizens — Healy Eames

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has said there is an openness among Irish people for a goodwill patriot bond, similar to the system used to fund the country during the War of Independence, to help float Ireland again.

New definition needed for retirement

With the 65 years of age cut-off point long associated with retirement now being called more into question as people continue to live and work longer, a new definition is now being sought for retirement. According to research presented this week at the Retirement Planning Council of Ireland Conference at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, four out of 10 people coming up to retirement have now expressed a desire to continue working after they leave their current job, whether for money or as volunteers. RPCI CEO John Higgins has now called for a new way to define the concept of retirement in terms, not just of economic gain, but also for social gain.

€113 million being spent on school prefabs in three years — Murray

Sinn Fein county councillor Gerry Murray has described as extraordinary the admission by the Government that it does not know how many schools across the State are using prefabs. Last week the Department of Education confirmed that it does not have a complete list of all primary and secondary schools using prefab buildings; it just has data collected from a sample survey of 900 schools. Shockingly there are more than 2,605 prefab units being used in the 900 schools surveyed.

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