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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 […]

New Leitrim council boss to be revealed next month

Leitrim County Council will have a new chief executive next month (Photo: Google Maps)Leitrim County Council will have a new chief executive by the middle of December. The position has been vacant since early September when Frank Curran stood down after being appointed to the same role with Wicklow County Council. In the intervening period council, director of services Joseph Gilhooley has been acting chief executive. The permanent […]

Self-service system to be introduced in Leitrim libraries

Ballinamore library is set for self-service equipment (Photo: Google Maps)Self-service library equipment is set to be introduced in five branches in Leitrim. Leitrim County Council is seeking tenders for service providers to install RFID self-service technology in its five main branches – Ballinamore, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumshanbo, Manorhamilton and Mohill. RFID, or radio-frequency identification, is a type of technology that enables people to borrow and return […]

Travellers group: Carrick halting site an ‘eyesore’

Shannonside View halting site in Carrick-on-Shannon has 14 units and numerous baysLeitrim Travellers Development Group has called on the council to urgently upgrade the halting site in Carrick-on-Shannon, claiming it’s an ‘eyesore’. Leitrim County Council is spending nearly €99,000 on Traveller accommodation this year, including €10,000 on fire-safety works at Shannonside View Halting Site in Carrick. The remaining money is being spent on the delivery of […]

Leitrim Council unveil ambitious plans for old jail site

leitrim-coco-2017-kmcgLeitrim County Council is to seek approval for a major refurbishment of one of the county’s most famous historical sites. At this month’s meeting of the local authority, which is due to take place next Monday, councillors will be asked to approve a plan to extend the current Aras Chontae offices in Carrick-on-Shannon, which will […]

Frank Curran steps down as Leitrim County Council CEO

Frank Curran Leitrim Chief ExecutiveLeitrim County Council will have to look for a new chief executive after it was confirmed that Frank Curran has been appointed to the role in county Wicklow. Earlier this month it was revealed that the Waterford native, who has been chief executive in Leitrim since February of 2014, was the sole candidate to take […]

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