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Galway must cope better with major sporting events, says Connolly after Connacht decider is given to Roscommon

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The decision to fix this year’s Connacht minor and senior Football finals for Hyde Park in Roscommon rather than Pearse Stadium has been described as disappointing yet inevitable by Fianna Fáil General Election candidate John Connolly.

Government TDs welcome road funding

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, has welcomed the allocation of €19,109,576 to Mayo County Council under the 2015 National

We underestimate the possibilities of our friend, the sea

For most of the time, it just sits there, the pretty backdrop to the postcard that is our city and county, calm and rocking, its gentle waves lovingly lapping at our coast like a friendly puppy. And because it has been such an acquiescent friend, we have tended to disregard all of its possibilities, the good and the bad.

€18m for regional and local roads in 2013

A grant of €18 million has been sanctioned for regional and local roads in Mayo for 2013, down almost €2 million on last year’s allocation.

Minister Ring confirms €15.6 million in road funding for Mayo

Mayo TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has confirmed €15.6 million in funding for new road projects in Mayo.

Rearing children to be sacrificed on our killing fields

While you are reading this and seeing the mere words that lie on this page, several families in Kerry are going through an unimaginable grief. They are numbed by the events of yesterday morning; they are shivering and shaking as their bodies try to absorb the enormity of it all; the hugs and handshakes meaning little as they nod in an automated response; the realisation that after rearing children from the cot to the threshold of their own independence, that all they had hoped for their children has been taken away from them.

Council paid out €13m to technical staff in 2008

Mayo County Council employs 188 technical staff which cost the council €13 million in wages in 2008, according to independent Councillor Frank Durcan. The councillor brought up the figures while the council was discussing the NRA roads’ budget and the effects the cold weather after Christmas had on the roads network in the county. Cllr Durcan was hitting out at what he saw as “bad management” by the council executive, which combined with a recent drop in funding from the Government he said was hurting the council’s finances.

Council to combat speeding drivers

Kilkenny County Council is taking traffic calming measures to combat speeding cars and to cope with the overall increase in traffic on the Old Golflinks Road, Johnswell Road, Newpark Drive and Lovers Lane

Westport’s first lady of politics

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“When you’re a mother and you’re used to minding the kids at home and doing the sums there, it prepares you for doing the sums and the other kinds of work as a councillor.”

Verging on the ridiculous — council hedge funds well down as overgrown vegetation makes roads unsafe

Funding to cut roadside hedges and to cut back verges is down by more than 60 per cent and that’s why the county’s roads are quickly being overgrown by vegetation, angry councillors were told this week when they queried why hedges were being cut in some areas and not in others.

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