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Clúid Housing Association calls for independent living to be a first option for older people

In the spirit of Bealtaine, Clúid took the opportunity to promote sheltered housing and independent living as a first option for older people last week, a message which formed part of an awareness raising event about the wealth of activity and services available to older people enabling them to get involved in the local community.

Two Mullingar estates to be taken in charge

Two more housing estates in the Mullingar area are to be taken in charge if councillors agree at next week’s meeting of Westmeath County Council.

Console ambassador among non-executive directors of Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group

A city businesswoman, a rural GP and the former president of the Volvo Ocean Race finale are among the non-executive directors of the Board of the Galway and Roscommon University Hospitals Group.

Energy efficiency housing programme significantly cut in Mayo

The amount allocated for energy efficiency works in the county has been slashed in this year’s housing capital programme for the county, with funding cut from €400,00 to €190,000. According to Padraic Flanagan, senior executive officer with Mayo County Council, at a Housing SPC meeting on Thursday, the scheme in mind for completion this year with this funding is 20 units in Springfield, Bangor Erris. Initial survey work and electrical inspections on these units have already been carried out and Mr Flanagan said that more than likely basic work will be carried out on these houses, unlike the extensive work which was completed in houses in Newport, Castlebar, and Ballycastle under this programme last year.

Number of Traveller families on roadside at all time low in county

The issue of housing Traveller families came up at the November meeting of the housing SPC of Mayo County Council this week. Both Cllr Gerry Ginty and Cllr Eddie Staunton brought up the issue at Thursday morning’s meeting. Director of services for Mayo County Council, Martin Keating, told the members: “We will be having a meeting of the local Traveller consultative committee in December to review the progress we have made this year and will report to this SPC in the new year.”

NRA signage rules frustrate councillors

Mullingar councillors are calling on the NRA to allow such local attractions as the Bloomfield House Hotel and Mullingar Golf Club be signposted off the N52.

National award for Fore heritage study

A study into the heritage of the Fore area of Westmeath has received a commendation from the Irish Planning Institute at the National Planning Awards ceremony which was held recently in Custom House, Dublin.

Tesco to create one hundred new jobs in new Ballina supermarket

The elected members of Ballina Town Council on Wednesday night gave their permission for the council to dispose of 2.35 acres of land at Pearse Street/Humbert Street to Tesco for €3.43 million. The lands are located in the area where the existing Tesco store is located in the centre of the town, and it is planned that Tesco demolish the existing store and develop a whole new large store at this location. The total investment that Tesco will make in this project is estimated to be around €21 million. When completed the new store is expected to employ between 160 and 170 people, up from the 68 currently employed in the existing store. Some 300 car parking spaces both over and underground are also to be created as part of this development which will see an extra 180 to 190 car parking spaces being brought into the town centre of Ballina.

Churchfield estate near takeover

Farmers’ market proposed for Newport

An application has been submitted to the Westport Electoral Area office for the establishment of a farmers’ market in Newport.


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