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Castlebar councillor weighs in on fizzy drink vending machine debate

A Castlebar councillor has added her voice to the growing number of calls for an outright ban in schools on fizzy drink vending machines.

Anti-social behaviour a concern for Beechpark residents

There is a serious need for the introduction of CCTV in the Beechpark and Beechpark West areas of Athlone - that’s according to Sinn Fein councillor Paul Hogan.

Fifty-metre pool continues to cause ripples

The second meeting of the new Castlebar Municipal District saw the row over the potential construction of a 50-metre swimming pool for the town as opposed to a 25-metre pool, as had been approved by the former Castlebar Town Council, raise its head from the depths again.

Holmes becomes first cathaoirleach of a Municipal District in Mayo

Mulranny based Independent Cllr Michael Holmes was elected the first cathaoirleach of one of the new Municipal Districts, when he won a vote to take the chair of the of the area by four votes to two, with one member abstaining from the vote.

Of Magdalenes and poets

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IT IS difficult for an increasing section of the Irish population to visualise the utter power wielded by the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland prior to the mid-sixties. The law of the State was dictated, not by the taoiseach and ministers in Dáil Éireann, but by the bishops and priests from the pulpit.

Feminine touch now missing from Athlone Electoral Area

 

Connolly highlights hospital deficits

The 22 beds taken from St Brigid’s Hospital and the downgrading of Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe are vital services needed in the community, according to Sinn Fein’s Dermot Connolly.

Galway city - voters to dole out punishment and rewards

Independents, female candidates, and Fianna Fáil stand poised as the main winners when the votes for the 2014 Local Elections in Galway city are counted this weekend; but Labour is fearful it could be reduced to just two councillors in City Hall.

And then there were eight - all in as by-election deadline looms

And then there were eight - all in as by-election deadline looms

With just a day to go until the closure of nominations, the confirmation of Cllr Denis Leonard (Lab) from Kinnegad as a candidate will now see a total of eight names on the ballot sheet for the Longford-Westmeath by-election this day fortnight.

 

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