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Time to start preparing for election — your council needs you

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and welcome aboard this afternoon’s flight to the Pig’s Back. Our journey time will be approximately 52 weeks and although there will not be any in-flight service along the way, you can rest assured that as soon as you reach the Pig’s Back, you will be very well catered for.

Oranmore Railway Station to open in July

Oranmore Railway Station will open to passengers in July, Iarnród Éireann has confirmed, in a move that will be welcomed by commuters, business, and tourism.

Connolly condemns Government for slashing disabled grants

Almost 70 instances of housing adaptations and aid for the disabled and the elderly cannot be carried out this year in Galway city due to Government slashing of funding for such services.

Claremorris Bio Plant will be subject to An Bord Pleanála objection

A public meeting was held in Claremorris last Tuesday night to discuss the granting of planning permission by the Mayo County Council for a biopharma facility and combined heat and power plant, fueled by biomass fuels at Kilbeg, Claremorris. The application had been made by Biopharamed West Ltd and Imperative Energy for the development last February, and the council granted permission for development on March 7 this year, with 39 conditions attached. At the meeting held on Tuesday night a committee was formed and a decision was made by a majority of those in attendance to lodge an objection to the development to An Bord Pleanála.

Hollymount mourn former county councillor Jim Mannion

The community of Hollymount and the larger south Mayo area were saddened to hear of the death of Jim Mannion on Wednesday.

Sinn Féin to hold public meeting on the Budget

Sinn Féin will hold a public meeting on Budget 2013 in the Vault, Dunlo Harbour, Ballinasloe opposite the Shearwater Hotel tomorrow at 8pm.

Woodford to get new sewerage treatment system

Six acres of land have been purchased by the Galway County Council for the provision of a new sewerage treatment system at Woodford in the south of the county.

Swinford coucillors have not allocated €60,000 for local road improvements

Half of the Notice of Motion allocation money for the Swinford area for local road improvements in 2012 had not been allocated as of Tuesday of this week, it has emerged. Each county councillor that sits on Mayo County Council is given an allocation, known as a Notice of Motion allocation for improvement works to be carried on specific local roads as dictated by them, each year by Mayo County Council. This years adopted Roadwork’s Scheme for Mayo County Council, saw each of the 31 councillors in Mayo get allocated €30,000 for these Notice of Motion allocations, which the councillors had already approved in the yearly budgetary process. The councillors also get a allocation of €27,500 of a special allocation for surface dressing each year, and also up to this year were given an allocation for local improvement scheme (LIS) for use on private roads of constituents, which was removed by the Government to much anger of elected councillors.

Councillors hit out at failure of Achill Bridge again

The failure of the Achill Bridge to close on Monday morning caused a serious inconvenience for people on the island who were stuck and not able to get on or off the island for up to an hour and a half.

“Decisions for Athlone will no longer be made in Athlone” says Molloy

Athlone’s longest serving town councillor says he is very disappointed at the news that Athlone Town Council is facing the chop, and is concerned that decisions affecting Athlone will no longer be made in the town.

 

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