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Local Government Bill criticised as an attack on local democracy

Mayo Deputy Dara Calleary has said the Local Government Bill published this week will see more power removed from Mayo communities.

Hogan approves €200,000 to develop forty bed hostel on Inis Mór

Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan announced yesterday that he has given sanction for Comhar na nOileán Teo to approve funding of €200,000 to Brú Dhún Aonghusa, Cill Mhuirbhi, Inis Mór, Árainn, Co Galway.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomes funding for Parke Community Hall

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the decision to approve funding of €195,115 for Parke Community Hall under the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme. The funding will allow for an extension to the existing community facility to include a funeral parlour, a multi-functional meeting room, a space for a permanent stage, and dressing rooms. Overall, the project will cost in excess of €260,000 and represents a massive boost to the local area, along with supporting jobs in the construction process.

Minister Ring welcomes funding approval for Greenway Activity Park

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring has welcomed the announcement that Minister Phil Hogan has given sanction for South West Mayo Development Company Ltd to approve funding of €207,292 to Newport and District Development Company (NADDCo) for the development of a greenway activity park (GAP) in Newport, under the Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

Mulherin urges intervention to improve Mayo tapwater

Fine Gael Mayo TD for Mayo Michelle Mulherin has urged the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, to intervene to ensure the improvement of the quality of water in certain communities in Mayo where tapwater is not fit for human consumption.

Attymass National School scoops top Repak award

Attymass National School scooped this year’s Repak/An Taisce Recycling Primary School of the Year award despite tough competition at the 2013 Repak Recycling Awards which took place in The Westin Dublin last week. Attymass National School is a five teacher school located near Ballina with a total of 60 students. A comprehensive review carried out by the committee highlighted the need to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill through intensive waste minimisation practices and a drive toward recycling and composting. Overall, a 77 per cent reduction in the number of plastic bottles was made, a huge achievement to the school.

No-one likes car tax but at least it can be done fairly

The Government is making a relatively small change to the system of annual road tax. This is being done to correct an inherent unfairness in the way that car tax is treated if a car spends a portion of its time off the road.

Hogan approves signing of Clifden Sewerage Scheme contracts

The development of the Clifden Sewerage Scheme has taken a significant step forward this week after Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, gave the Galway County Council the go-ahead to sign contracts with successful tenderers ensuring that this vitally important project will commence as soon as possible.

Mulherin calls for mandatory contribution to local communities from wind farms

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, this week called for a mandatory contribution by wind farms to the economic, environmental, or social impact on local communities where power lines and wind turbines are being erected. This contribution or benefit in kind, would be in addition to the rent paid by wind farms to landowners and the rates paid to local authorities.

Malicious hoax calls for fire brigades costing millions of euro every year

More than 30,000 false alarm calls were made to the fire brigade services between 2007 and 2011 according to Mayo Fine Gael Deputy John O’Mahony.

 

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