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A Housing Bill, initiated by local Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, aimed at helping distressed mortgage holders has passed committee stage in the Oireachtas.
There will only be two female councillors on Mayo County Council for its new term starting June 2019, which is down from five female councillors who were elected in the 2014 local elections.
After all the counting was said and done in the local elections, just like five years ago, the Independent councillors elected now hold the balance of power in the council chamber.
Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has raised some concerns regarding the media response to the performance of the Green Party in the Local and European elections.
Independent candidates basked in South Roscommon Athlone electoral area glory following the local election count conclusion in the Dr. Hyde Centre on Sunday night.
Ballina has seen a large chunk of its current area hived off and it is probably for the best, with the towns of Foxford and Swinford now in the Swinford Electoral Area following the latest boundary commission report.
Claremorris has seen a boundary change like the rest of the local areas for today's election with the north eastern part of of the constituency moving into the Swinford area, and long with it, Sinn Fein councillor Gerry Murray, who took 1,971 first preferences and was elected on the first count five years ago, as were Cllr Patsy O'Brien and Cllr Richard Finn.
After being lumped in with both the Ballina and Claremorris area last time out, Swinford is standing on its own two feet again this time around.
As local election polling day fast approaches, Athlone Sinn Féin candidate, Padraig Hegarty has outlined the housing and homelessness crises as campaign priorities and are topical subjects as his door-to-door canvass continues.
The discussion with regard to funding for third Level education is being countenanced yet again. This has been the sword of Damocles for the 374,000 students in college and university across Ireland almost every time the annual Budget is announced.