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‘Like children in a playground’ — More heated scenes over filling of vacancies on committees

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“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.

Petition launched to update Monksland playground

More than 200 people have signed a petition calling on Roscommon County Council to provide a suitable playground for young children in Monksland.

New report outlines three options for Kiltimagh playground

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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.

Turlough children need a playground — Barrett

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.

Wheelchair facilities in Castlebar town park playground to become an issue

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 quest for childhood adventure in a changing Ireland

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.

Council to carry out inspections to ensure that playgrounds are fit for all children

Mayo County Council officials gave an undertaking to ensure that all playgrounds in the county are suitable for children with special needs. Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway Walsh put forward a motion at this month’s meeting of the council calling on the body to “make certain the provision of new equipment and the adaptation of existing playgrounds, so that children with disabilities are not discriminated against in the county.”

Bearna-Furbo playground committee launches pop-up shop to fundraise for new facilities

Clós Súgartha Bhearna-Na Forbacha Playground committee has launched a pop-up shop selling new and pre-owned clothes, accessories, homewares, and gifts as the fundraising drive for a playground in the area gains momentum. The committee recently welcomed the news that Bearna Co-Op has given permission for the playground to be developed at its multi-use games area in Truskey West.

Gaelscoil vying to secure playground equipment through a Facebook competition

Gaelscoil Dara, Renmore, entered a Facebook competition run by the English company Wicksteed Playscapes, to win playground equipment to the value of £25,000. After diligent efforts were made by parents of the students to share the link and encourage their online friends to vote for Gaelscoil Dara, 1,737 votes were secured which allows the school to progress to the next stage of the contest for which 10 schools have been shortlisted. A panel of adjudicators will visit the schools later in the month to determine which is the one most deserving of the prize. Parents, teachers, and the student body will team up to prove their determination to win. The children must exhibit their passion through artistic media, why they believe their school should be selected to win.

Councillors call for Moate playground to be relocated

Moate councillors are calling for the town’s playground to be moved from its Clara Road location to a more suitable location for children.


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