Outside groups stopping the carrying out of Barrow works claims Councillor

first_img Outside groups stopping the carrying out of Barrow works claims Councillor WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleGAA, soccer, rugby – all of your local sports fixtures for this weekendNext article12 year jail sentence for Jihadi who drove over Laois man in the UK Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. Happiest when Liverpool and Laois are winning! Facebook Twitter Rugby A Laois County Councillor has claimed that the much needed works along the River Barrow are being stopped by outside groups and organisations, which is affecting certain communities along the river.Cllr Seamus McDonald put forward the motion at April’s Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District Meeting that the Council carry out drainage works at the River Barrow downstream from Two Mile Bridge to Forest near Mountmellick.Laois County Council responded by saying that they will assess the stretch of the river and include on the schedule for maintenance to be carried out.Cllr McDonald welcomed the response but added that along the stretch of river there is a desperate need for works to be carried out and “that it’s now a long number of years since something has been down there”.He also said that there is a woman in her 80s living along the river and she is terrified that she will be flooded out of it. He urged the Council to alleviate the pressure that the poor drainage is causing.Cllr David Goodwin added his support to the motion and suggested the Council prioritize the cleaning of the River Barrow over certain projects in the pipeline. He suggested that some of the €470,000 that is been sought for redevelopments in Durrow would go towards the clearing of the Barrow.Senior Engineer Paul McLoughlin agreed that the sum of money would go a long way and that the Council are equipped and ready to carry out the necessary works, but they are awaiting the relevant permission.In response, Cllr Goodwin argued that they should adopt the ‘name and shame’ approach to the associations and the people that are delaying the works from being carried out the County.He said: “We have a government that are suppose to run the country, not the fishery boards, not the angling clubs, so it is high time that somebody starts ranting and raving about these people who are delaying the necessary cleaning works.”SEE ALSO – Councillors angry over lack of safety surrounding Rosenallis housing estate TAGSBorris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick MunicipalCllr David GoodwinCllr Seamus McDonaldfloodingLaois County CouncilTwo Mile Bridge Home News Council Outside groups stopping the carrying out of Barrow works claims Councillor NewsCouncil RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By Sean Hennessy – 20th April 2018 Council Community Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government fundinglast_img read more

House Approves Carrying on Allowance of $88.4 Billion

first_imgRelatedHouse Approves Carrying on Allowance of $88.4 Billion RelatedPrime Minister Golding Announces Cabinet Changes RelatedHouse Approves Carrying on Allowance of $88.4 Billion By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter House Approves Carrying on Allowance of $88.4 Billion ParliamentMarch 22, 2012 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The House of Representatives on Tuesday (March 20) approved the withdrawal of $88.4 billion from the Consolidated Fund. The funds are to carry on the business of Government from April 1, 2012 until the budget for the 2012/13 fiscal year is approved. Leader of Government Business in the Lower House, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who moved the resolution, noted that this was customary as the Lower House would not have voted on a new estimate for the 2012/13 financial year. According to the resolution, the carry on budget does not include any increase in public sector salaries or allowances other than what was approved by the Government in 2011/12 to be paid in the 2012/13 financial year. It also does not cover any new service or work for which no provision was made in the 2011/12 Estimates of Expenditure. No payments can be made by virtue of the resolution after July 31, 2012. Under the Financial Administration and Audit Act (FAA), the Finance Minister can issue warrants for withdrawal of such sums, in anticipation of grants of Parliament in an Appropriations Act for the financial year in which the funds are issued. When the Appropriations Act is passed, the need for warrants cease, as the budget takes effect. The 2012 financial year ends on March 31. Advertisementslast_img read more