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Claims by the acting Environment Minister Alan Kelly that payment rates to Irish water now stand at 70 per cent will only be confirmed when the controversial utility company publishes the latest payment figures - something it has so far failed to do.
Tensions flared in the Creevaghbeg estate in Ballymahon on Monday evening (February 22) as Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Hogan accused a canvasser for Deputy James Bannon of removing his campaign leaflets from letterboxes in the area.
Sinn Féin councillor Gerry Murray wants to know if Mayo County Council has made provisions to fund the aftercare costs of both landfills in Mayo which are due to close soon. Cllr Murray raised the issue at Monday's meeting of Mayo County Council and demanded a report from the council on whether it had built into the charges full disposal costs to waste collectors including aftercare costs, which he said he believed could be up on €750,000 per year for more than 30 years.
Sinn Féin councillor and general election candidate Cllr Rose Conway Walsh said this week that Fianna Fáil's protesting at cuts in home help hours "run hollow" as they themselves slashed home help hours during their last term in government. Cllr Conway Walsh said this week: "Fianna Fail's protestations over the 9,000 hours cut from home help hours in Mayo since 2012 by Fine Gael run hollow when they themselves cut 32,000 hours of home help in the county in just one year period from August 21 2009 to August 31 2010.
The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Michael Holmes has said this week that he is open to the idea of the council having a special meeting to discuss the flooding problems in the county. However he said that a representative from a number of Government agencies would need to be present so questions could be answered.
Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, Councillor Paul Daly, has called for a one-day conference on Athlone's flooding issues to be held once the damage caused by Storm Desmond has been cleared up.
It has been labelled the worst news that Galway County Councill has received in a long time. Local representatives have expressed their disgust following an announcement by Council CEO Kevin Kelly that there will be a €750,000 reduction in the council’s rates income for 2016, which will adversely affect the local authority’s upcoming budget. The reduction is due to The Valuation Office reducing the value of a number of properties in the county used by utility companies, therefore reducing the rates bill of these companies.