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End of the misery

Sighs of relief could be heard emanating from living rooms, offices and pubs across the country last Wednesday evening as finally after six years of unrelenting misery on Budget days there was some form of relief for hard-pressed citizens. Having endured such negativity in recent years most people would have settled for ‘not being any worse off’ after this Budget but in the end most people probably ended up modestly better off.

City Hall to debate motion to oppose water tax

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Struggling Galway families should not be expected to pay €500 a year for water, especially when there are non-taxation methods available to fund water infrastructure.

GRASSROOTS: Water charges - the heaviest austerity measure yet

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Question - What country had a Robin Hood 90 per cent tax rate on its wealthiest citizens? The Soviet Union? Cuba? No; the United States. And lots of European countries as well.

Water charges are first step to privatisation warns Connolly

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Water services will go the way of refuse collection in Galway with privatisation a virtual certainty in the near future, Independent city councillor Catherine Connolly has warned.

Water supply on Aran islands at critical level

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Water levels in the reservoirs on the Aran islands of Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr are reaching critically low levels with locals fearful that supply will run out by the August Bank Holiday weekend.

No taking in charge until Irish Water protocol concluded

Irish Water is in the process of finalising its protocol to clarify how water supplies will be included as housing estates are taken in charge in the county.

Water shortages experienced after mains accident

A large swathe of eastern Athlone experienced an unplanned breakdown in its water supply yesterday (January 16) after an accidental breach in a mains pipe close to Garrycastle bridge, but most had supply returned by 7pm.

Athlone Town Council’s budget is agreed for the last time

Athlone Town Council’s final budget heralded sentiment and emotion from councillors and executive members who are sorry to see the end of the local authority.

Belleek Castle wins development levy appeal

Developers at Belleek Castle have successfully appealed development contribution charges of more than €17,000 levied by Mayo County Council in relation to a proposed new car park, museum, shop, and restaurant at the historic north Mayo hotel.

Local authority finances to the fore next week

It is going to be a busy few days for the county councillors and town councillors across Mayo next week as Mayo County Council and the three town councils sit down to thrash out their budgets for the coming year. For businesses across the county the news that none of the four local authorities is looking for a increase in the commercial rate it levies will be welcome news as they head into the next year, with Castlebar Town Council actually proposing to cut its rate.

 

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