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Councillors demand action on Carrowholly flood defences

With the one year anniversary of the serious flooding that affected parts of the county, councillors from the West Mayo Municipal District have expressed their disappointment that works still have not been carried out on one of the worst affected areas in Carrowholly. Independent councillor Christy Hyland said at this week’s meeting of the municipal district: “I’ll be very honest, the people feel abandoned by this council and I can’t emphasise it strongly enough. They feel totally abandoned. They were looking out last Friday morning at 7.30am at a 5m tide, I just wonder if there was a big wind what would have happened.”

Durcan challenges council boss to take him to court

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The chief executive of Mayo County Council was challenged by Independent councillor Frank Durcan to take him to court on Monday at the council’s December meeting which took place in Knock Airport.

Council pays tribute to former mayor Austin Berry

“A sad day for Westmeath and for Athlone” was the response of Athlone’s elected members as news filtered through to the July meeting of the death of Austin Berry.

Housing and austerity will be priorities in McHugh’s fourth term

Sitting in to his fourth term, Fine Gael county councillor Tom McHugh said that he will spare no effort in serving the people of Tuam tackling issues such as lack of housing and representing the many hit by six years of “horrendous austerity”.

United we stand - retiring councillor Flanagan slams urban/rural divide in county

The urban/rural and north/south divides in Westmeath need to be tackled when the local government reforms come into effect in June.

Family and friends bid farewell to brave Nicky

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The much loved and admired politician Nicky McFadden (51) was laid to rest in Coosan yesterday, Thursday March 27. 

Phil Kennedy withdraws from local election race

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Phil Kennedy, who had declared her intention to stand as an Independent candidate in the local elections, is to withdraw from the race upon medical advice.

Tributes paid to the late John Carty, ‘one of life’s true gentlemen’

A man of the people” and someone who “always endeavoured to do his very best” were just some of the tributes paid yesterday to the late John Carty, who passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 63. The former politician from Knock had served Mayo as Fianna Fáil TD from 2002 until the 2007 general election, and after that as a member of the Seanad from 2007 until 2011 when he decided not to run again. Prior to that Mr Carty had been a county councillor for the Claremorris electoral area. He is survived by his wife Kathleen and their eight children.

Mullingar Town Council impending abolition raises members’ ire

A local councillor has criticised the Government’s policy of continued recentralisation and called it an “absolute joke”.

Sadness at passing of former Athlone mayor

The funeral Mass has taken place of former Athlone mayor Brendan McFadden, who died suddenly on Monday at the age of 82. Mr McFadden, who was a public representative in Athlone from 1979-2003, was laid to rest yesterday at Coosan Cemetery following a funeral Mass at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul.

 

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