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Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan this week informed Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring of an allocation of €240,000 in extra LEADER funding for South West Mayo Development Company together with an allocation of €57,000 for the Gaeltacht areas.
Excessive red tape, higher costs, and the exclusion of professional engineers and architects with decades of experience, will result under the Government’s new building regulations.
It has a turnover of €4.75m and gives out an average of €1m per year in LEADER funding but the future of Westmeath Community Development is uncertain.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has called for decision making on all planning matters relating to foreshore and immediate offshore areas to be left to local councils in the first instance. Deputy Mulherin made her comments in relation to the Maritime Area and Foreshore Amendment Bill 2013 which is being prepared by the Department of the Environment and which proposes making An Bord Pleanála the lead decision maker on planning related issues for coastal and marine areas.
A local councillor has criticised the Government’s policy of continued recentralisation and called it an “absolute joke”.
The Housing Aid for Older Persons Scheme has been cut by some €300,000 over the past three years, a move that will jeopardise senior citizens “living independently and securely”.
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan has this week approved Galway County Council’s design proposals to carry out extensive water mains rehabilitation works in the areas of Spiddal, Galway city west, mid-Galway and Ahascragh at an estimated cost of more than €7 million.
One of the top prizes at last weekend’s IPB All-Island Pride of Place Awards went to Shantalla Residents Association who were given particular recognition for their trojan work on the Gathering Project, bringing people from home and abroad together for the re-enactment of the Monster Rallies addressed by Daniel O’Connell.
A ‘boil water notice’ remains in place in south county Roscommon, a full week on from the announcement of an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis last Thursday.
Mayo TD John O’Mahony (Fine Gael) has welcomed the announcement last week by Phil Hogan, Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government that he has given sanction for South West Mayo Development Company Ltd to approve funding of €200,000 to Claremorris Town Hall Trust, under the Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.