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Councillors fear increase in county's commercial rates

There are fears that commercial rates will increase across the county after the local government reforms come into effect in June.

Councillors to defy Minister again on windfarms

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Spurred on by the support of 5,600 people from across the county and beyond, Westmeath’s councillors are to once again defy Government recommendations on wind energy.

Kyne inspects progress on Maírois coastal protection works

Fine Gael TD for Galway West Sean Kyne and Galway county councillor Seosamh Ó Laoi visited Maírois, Baile na hAbhainn, on Friday last to inspect the progress on works to install coastal protection rock armour to lesson the impact of waves against the graveyard which was battered during the January and February storms.

Galway county manager to retire and start new chapter

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After 37 years in local government, county manager Martina Maloney has announced that she is to retire from her role when her contract ends on July 7.

Nothing should interfere with Pearse’s Cottage commemoration plans, Council told

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No one or nothing should interfere with plans to develop the Connemara Cultural Centre at Pearse’s Cottage in Rosmuc, according to county councillors this week.

Marlinstown primary school set to receive first pupils within 30 months

The 13-year quest to build a new €4.03million primary school for the eastern suburbs of Mullingar moved one step closer to conclusion this week with the news that planning permission is expected before “the end of June”.

Biopark controversy rears its head again in Claremorris

Controversy looks set to erupt again in Claremorris over plans to develop a combined heat and power (CHP) plant and biomedical facility - called a biopark - on the outskirts of the town.

CCTV has reduced crime by ninety per cent says Burke

Fine Gael councillor Michael Burke told a meeting of the Mayo Joint Policing Committee that since the installation of CCTV in Ballinrobe there has been dramatic drop in crime in the area. Speaking at the committee, Cllr Burke said: “We had CCTV installed in Ballinrobe and we have our neighbourhood watch scheme going. A few weeks ago the Gardai informed me that in the town, crime has fallen by about 90 per cent in the area that’s covered by the scheme. Now, that’s probably the highest drop in crime rate in any part of the country. I want to say thank you to the superintendent in our area who worked very hard with us to get this and I’ve to compliment the county manager who made such substantial funds available to it.”

Residential zoning for potential flood plain leads to first pre-election spat

Local Election pressure was eveident this week after a first-time candidate criticised his outgoing competitors following a vote to maintain the zoning status on a parcel of land in direct contravention of expert advice.

Carty remembered by former council colleagues

The late John Carty was remembered by his former colleagues on Mayo County Council this week, who met for the first time since the death of the former TD, senator, and county councillor. As a mark of respect the council adjourned its meeting following the completion of the statutory business.

 

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