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Government appoints housing taskforce after councils criticised

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A special taskforce charged with increasing the availability of affordable and social housing in Galway is to be established by the Government, following the publication of housing figures which claim that Galway’s two local authorities are among the worst in the country for providing housing.

Galway City Council agrees loan for domestic violence refuge accommodation

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The Galway City Council has agreed to raise a Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) loan for the construction of nine units for housing for women and children as a domestic violence refuge run by COPE Galway.

Galway city gardens shine in spite of summer drought

The annual Galway City Tidy Towns Garden Competition results were announced this week. The competition is organised by Galway City Council on annual basis to recognise the efforts of residents, commercial organisations and public buildings to maintain and enhance the appearance of their gardens, estates, and public areas. The overall winner of the Front Garden Competition was Patrick O’Connell, St James Crescent, Mervue. The Best First Time entrant was Bernie Molloy, Castle Park, Ballybane, with Betty O’Flaherty, Forster Court taking the prize for the Best Floral Display category. Brendan Moran, Blackthorn Park won the Best Front Lawn category.

Council appoints new directors of services

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Last Monday saw two new officials take up their positions with Mayo County Council as part of its senior management team, following a recent recruitment campaign, carried out by the Public Appointment Service, two vacancies for the post of director of services have been filled. The posts had been vacant since the retirement of Joe Loftus in last May and move of Paddy Mahon to take over as chief executive of Longford County Council last year.

Councillors annoyed about changes in management roles

There was anger among the elected members of the West Mayo Municipal District this week when it emerged that a senior member of the council's management team in the area was to be moved to a new position in the council, and the councillors had not been told officially of the change. The Mayo Advertiser understands that on Wednesday night a meeting of councillors from across the county took place, which was attended by 70 per cent of the elected councillors and they made a decision to request the holding of a special meeting of the council to discuss issues such as this.

 

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