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Roscommon’s 2018 roads budget cut described as a “disaster”

RoadsA Roscommon councillor is describing news of cutbacks to the local authority’s roads budget as a “disaster”. Fianna Fail councillor Paddy Kilduff was commenting after the monthly meeting of the council was told yesterday that the national roads budget is to be cut by 15%, and that the 2018 Ordinary Maintenance allocations will be reduced […]

Leitrim Councillor claims local authority will be abolished within a decade due to funding issues

AbolishedAn Independent councillor claims Leitrim’s local authority will be abolished in ten years’ time because of funding problems. In a forceful speech at yesterday’s budget meeting of the local authority, Des Guckian strongly criticised the level of financial support the council is receiving from the government. The management team of Leitrim County Council presented a […]

Independent councillor slams Leitrim council’s €35m budget

Leitrim CEAn Independent councillor has described Leitrim County Council’s budget allocation for 2018 as ‘totally inadequate’ and believes it should be doubled. The local authority had a budget of just over €33 million for this year but, according to the new draft budget, this is set to rise to nearly €35 million next year. This includes […]

Leitrim council set for €2m funding boost in 2018

leitrim-budgetLeitrim County Council is set for a nearly €2-million increase in its budget next year. More than €888,500 is set to be spent on payments to local councillors and other local-representation fees. Leitrim County Council had a budget of just over €33 million this year but, according to the new draft budget, this is set […]

Longford council set for €3m budget rise in 2018

longford-council-picLongford County Council is set for a €3-million increase in its budget next year. This will enable an extra 7 per cent to be spent on housing and building.   Longford County Council had a budget of nearly €40 million for this year but, according to the new draft budget, this is set to rise […]

Boost for Longford as council budget increases

CouncilLongford County Council has been given a major cash injection for its 2018 budget. A meeting of Granard Municipal District was told yesterday the council is set to receive additional funding of €105,000 in its 2018 budget to be split between the three municipal districts, an increase of 60 per cent. The increased funding is […]

Local auctioneer: Stamp duty rise will hit family farms

lambA Roscommon auctioneer has claimed the new increased stamp duty will have a big effect on elderly farmers passing their land on to their sons. In this week’s Budget, the tax on commercial property transactions rose from 2 per cent to 6 per cent, a measure which has prompted controversy in rural Ireland. Local politicians […]

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