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Mulherin questions long term lease plan — is it for the benefit of builders or people?

Fine Gael county councillor Michelle Mulherin questioned the use of the new long term lease plan announced by the Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal, Michael Finneran TD recently. Minister Finneran announced the €20 million project when he was in Ballina recently to announce the multi million euro funding for the rejuvenation of St Patrick’s Estate in the town.

€1 billion health cuts will lead to ward closures and job losses in Mayo

Health service staff in Mayo have been rocked by this week’s announcement that €1 billion cuts will have to be made this year.

€113 million being spent on school prefabs in three years — Murray

Sinn Fein county councillor Gerry Murray has described as extraordinary the admission by the Government that it does not know how many schools across the State are using prefabs. Last week the Department of Education confirmed that it does not have a complete list of all primary and secondary schools using prefab buildings; it just has data collected from a sample survey of 900 schools. Shockingly there are more than 2,605 prefab units being used in the 900 schools surveyed.

Josette leads Labour’s new charge in the county

Right now and heading into June’s Local Elections is a good time to be a candidate for The Labour Party. Labour could take four - perhaps if lucky five - seats in the Galway City Council, but can it do the same in the county?

Government attacked for reneging on Castlebar-Belmullet funding

Independent councillor Michael Holmes has hit out at the Government for its decision to slash the €200,000 it had allocated for upgrading the Castlebar to Belmullet road. The funding was granted in February of this year under the Strategic Regional and Roads Grant scheme. However the decision to cut it was announced only a matter of weeks later, in the 2009 Budget.

Massive jobs blow for Belmullet

The news that ICT Eurotel is to close its Belmullet base of operations has come as a huge blow to the area. The closure of the call centre will see 82 jobs lost and will be a detrimental blow to the community in the area. ICT Eurotel employed 39 full-time and 43 part-time staff in its Belmullet operation and is expected to have completely wound down its operations by October this year.

No more town councils?

Athlone and Mullingar Town Councils could be consigned to the history books if the recommendations of ‘An Bord Snip Nua’ are taken on board.

No more town councils?

Athlone and Mullingar Town Councils could be consigned to the history books if the recommendations of ‘An Bord Snip Nua’ are taken on board.

‘Blatant inconsistencies’ in planning — Durcan

Independent councillor Frank Durcan blasted “blatant inconsistencies “in planning in the county and called on Mayo County Council to adopt “a common sense approach” in dealing with all planning applications; that they are dealt with as quickly as possible and that “persons should be able to construct a family home in the location of their choice subject to normal planning conditions”.

Below cost sale of alcohol resulting in anti-social behaviour

Underage drinking and the anti-social behaviour attached to it is a direct result of under-cost selling of alcohol in supermarkets.


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