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Mr. Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, last Friday officially opened Turlough Community Playground at the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough.
The Galway City Council must make an "immediate application" for Government funding towards the cost of a new playground for Renmore, especially as the funding deadline of April 13 is looming.
Children who use the Millennium Playground may be “at risk” owing to the number of cans and glass bottles that are strewn around the park, according to a member of the Galway Green Party.
More than 700 primary school children within a 7k radius of Clarinbridge are without a community playground, it was claimed this week.
“Like children in a playground” is how Mayor of Galway Frank Fahy summed up the arguments between councillors over the filling of casual vacancies on a number of committees this week.
More than 200 people have signed a petition calling on Roscommon County Council to provide a suitable playground for young children in Monksland.
Elected members of the Castlebar Municipal District are to consider a new report at their monthly meeting on Monday from a senior executive officer of Mayo County Council on the Kiltimagh playground issue.
Residents in Turlough have raised the issue of a playground for local children at a community meeting this week, according to Cllr Harry Barrett. The Labour party local election candidate said this week that he was contacted after the meeting to request that the council provide a playground for local children. The meeting was told that there are some 120 children under the age of 12 within a two mile radius of the village, and currently they have no public play facility.
The playground in the new town park in Castlebar will come up for debate at next months meeting of Castlebar Town Council, with councillor Harry Barrett alleging that the playground was not up to standard in providing facilities for wheelchair users. Cllr Barrett said this week that he would be putting forward a motion to the meeting to see the level of wheelchair accessible facilities improved, even though some of his council colleagues and the council management believe the playground conforms to the needs of all users.
The experience of childhood in Ireland has changed much over the last few decades. Where once Irish rural life and even the rural towns offered an adventure land fuelled by the vivid imagination that comes only with childhood, modern Ireland offers not a playground, but an arena of protection, insecurity and fear.