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Councillors recall fond memories of Fintan

There was a palpable sense of loss among councillors at Monday’s county council meeting as they united in paying warm tributes to their former colleague Fintan Cooney, who passed away on Saturday, March 14.

Council struggles to agree budget in nine-hour session

It took councillors a staggering nine hours to agree the 2015 budget for Westmeath County Council on Monday - which was eventually passed by a narrow majority of 10 to seven.

“Great honour” for Mullingar’s new mayor

 

Champions drop points at home

In a truncated round two of the Elverys Sports Super League where the games between Ballyheane and Westport United and Castlebar Celtic and Moy Villa were postponed the big news from the weekend was Straide and Foxford United's 2-0 win away to the champions Ballina Town in Belleek on Sunday afternoon. The newly promoted side who picked up a 3-2 win away to Manulla last weekend made it two wins from two so far this season with the goals coming from Conor Sherry and Stephen Wallace. The tangerine clad side will be looking to make it three wins from three next week when they host Castlebar Celtic on the banks of the Moy. On Saturday night another of the Super League new-boys Charlestown Athletic who earned a point against Ballyheane last weekend thanks to two late goals picked up their first win of the season with a 2-1 win over Fahy Roves in Charlestown. Goals from Jacob Gawalkiewicz and Thomas Meehan put the east Mayo side into a 2-0 lead, before Fahy Rovers cut the gap back to a single goal after finding the net from the penalty spot. Next up for Charlestown Athletic is a trip to the Sportspark and a game against Westport United next Sunday afternoon.

Councillor gets one over on opponent in road improvement lottery

A councillor engaged in some good-natured one-upmanship this week in the run-up to the Local Elections when he received a more favourable reply to a question than his opponent.

Council to match funds for 10 citizen-funded road improvement projects across Westmeath

The first example of community involvement in public roads in Westmeath is to get the go-ahead after the council managed to secure an additional €892,000 in funding.

Back to square one as Tyrrellspass playground proposal defeated

It is back to the drawing board for a playground for Tyrrellspass, after the council’s preferred site was shot down following a heated debate at Monday’s county council meeting.

Playground antics as councillors accused of “kindergarten” behaviour

It was a playground debate in more ways than one at Monday’s meeting of Westmeath County Council, as chairman Cllr Peter Burke was forced to point out to councillors “We are not in kindergarten”.

“Nuclear” playground finally gets go-ahead

Nimbyism and the first party-political spat of next year’s local elections dominated the meeting to decide the siting of the long-awaited playground for Tyrrellspass earlier this week.

Blooms or vrooms? Kilbeggan square revamp adopted

The resolution of the casual trading bay conundrum for the square in Kilbeggan was finalised this week, despite the debate descending into a party-political spat about whether or not to scrap flower beds for additional parking.

 

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