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Councillor welcomes innovative glass floor design

Local Independent councillor Michael O’Brien has welcomed commencement of works on the new library and civic plaza at the old courthouse in Moate.

Westmeath and Longford councillors declare early interest in General Election

We may have 15 months to go until General Election 2016 but councillors across Longford-Westmeath are already declaring their interest.

Des Joyce co-opted onto Galway County Council

Galway county councillors paid warm tributes to Des Joyce after he was co-opted on to the council at this week’s local authority meeting. Mr Joyce fills the seat which was left vacant by Independent representative Michael Fitzmaurice following his elevation to the Dail. Mr Fitzmaurice was elected to the county council earlier this year to represent the Tuam municipal district but won the Dail by-election held in Roscommon/South Leitrim following the departure of Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan to Europe.

Mayo nurses’ contracts renewed at last minute after they refused lower pay

Eleven general staff nurses in Mayo General Hospital, who were facing the prospect of being unemployed at the end of this week, have had their contracts renewed for a three month period after the nurses boycotted the offering of a graduate programme which would lead to an immediate 20 per cent decrease in their wages.

Chamber president tells Kilcoyne to ‘stop the point scoring’

Castlebar Chamber of Commerce has reacted strongly to criticisms directed at the organisation by local independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne.

Claremorris resurfacing works funding approved

Funding of €76,000 has been approved for resurfacing and hardening works in Claremorris, from St Coleman’s College towards Claremorris town.

Mayo General experiencing overcrowding at A&E

Mayo General Hospital’s emergency department was extremely busy on Monday with a higher than usual number of patients presenting at the hospital.

Parents fear that a child will be killed unless harassment stops

A committee of parents concerned about sustained harassment and violence against their children in Castlebar is to meet with the local Superintendent and senior HSE social worker next week to try and find solutions to this growing problem.


Castlebar's traditional town centre has seen major refurbishment works over the last two years which include new pavements, street lighting, and street furniture.

Councillor calls for pedestrian access for Ard Clar estate

Local independent councillor Richard Finn has called on the council to include in the 2012 budget, funding for the upgrade of the access from the town centre railway bridge to Ard Clar Estate.

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