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Calls to pedal on with ‘Western Rail Trail’ ambition

A Sligo TD is hoping to move the ambitious but contentious plan to develop a greenway along the Sligo to Mayo section of the Western Rail Corridor a little further along the track.

Hot water — extremely heated scenes at City Hall during water charges debate

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A discussion by Galway city councillors on two different motions regarding the opposition of water charges and the dissolution of Irish Water led to some ugly scenes at City Hall this week, with one Fine Gael councillor labelling the Sinn Féin party as ‘hypocrites.’

Do betting odds reflect the political reality in Galway West?

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Insider always raises an eyebrow when bookies issue their odds on election betting - who’s a favourite, who’s not, etc - indeed, one of Ireland’s well known bookies gets RED C to carry out polling for it regularly, hence the odds that bookmaker offers reflects the results of the polls.

Central heating upgrades key target in West Mayo Municipal District

Technical staff from Mayo County Council are currently carrying out a stock survey of the 640 local authority housing units in the West Mayo Municipal District, a meeting of the district was told this week.

Councillors want action on pyrite issues

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The problem of pyrite in local authority homes is something Mayo County Council is trying to address and is pushing with the relevant Government departments it was said this week.

Councillors express their unhappiness with ongoing broadband issues

A civil servant received one of the coldest receptions ever afforded to a visitor at a Galway County Council meeting earlier this week when he gave a presentation on the National Broadband Plan. Sean Griffin from the Department of Communications was handed the unenviable task of delivering an update on the plan, and how it would affect long-suffering internet users in rural Galway. But it was unlikely that Mr Griffin had reckoned on a chamber packed with 39 irate councillors, each of whom was awarded time to speak on the contentious issue. And it was not pretty. At one stage the department representative was even accused of pedalling “happy pills’’ to pacify a bunch that were anything but happy.

Concern that established festivals will lose funding

 

Group water scheme members need to be consulted — Murray

Claremorris Municipal District Sinn Fein councillor Gerry Murray has said that many group water scheme members feel that they have being abandoned by the Government and left to the mercy of the Irish Water. Speaking this week Cllr Murray said it was to be regretted that neither Fianna Fail nor Fine Gael consulted with the group water sector before agreeing to the establishment of Irish Water.

Why Conneely needs to persuade the women

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The one thing which has been clear from the outset of the life of the new Galway City Council has been that it will be different from the last couple of chambers.

GRASSROOTS: Would lowering property tax only benefit the well off?

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Wednesday September 17 saw an historic and crucial meeting of the Galway City Council take place with regard to the Local Property Tax. Irish democracy had a great outing and Insider was there to see and report on it.

 

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