News at a Glance

Anglers AGM The Lake O’ Flynn Anglers Association AGM is being held in Mac’s bar, The White House Hotel, Ballinlough on Friday, March 14th, at 9 o’clock sharp. New members most welcome. Ballymurray bridge results Results from the spring competition on February 18th and 25th.  1st S. Melia & J. McGrath, 2nd G. Bannon and J. O’Gara, 3rd K. Corcoran and A. Shine. 1st Session M. Doyle & P. Donnelly. 2nd Session K. Blighe and F. Neilan.    March 3rd. North South: 1st J O’Gara and G. Bannon; 2nd Mr. Raftery and R. McGarry; 3rd P. Pierse and B. Weir. East West: 1st M. Naughton and K. Gately; 2nd S. Melia and J. McGrath and 3rd M. Lough and A. Hewitt. Contracts signed for Kilkerrin sewage plant Councillor Michael Connolly has welcomed the signing of contracts this week to give the go ahead to build sewage treatment plants in Dunmore and Kilkerrin.    ‘This is good news for both of those north Galway towns and will give those areas the chance to develop and prosper. The work on both plants should start in the next six weeks and both treatment plants should be up and running by the end of 2008,’ Councillor Connolly concluded. New railcars welcomed Local TD Denis Naughten has been informed by Irish Rail that the new railcars will be serving Athlone and the West ‘from early this summer’.    He says: ‘As someone who uses the service on a regular basis I know that that these new railcars will improve the reliability and comfort of the existing service.    ‘The new railcars will also increase the frequency and capacity of the service from Athlone and the West of Ireland and I’m urging Irish Rail to provide an earlier service on the Westport line to Dublin to facilitate people from County Roscommon who are commuting to work in Dublin,’ concluded Denis Naughten. Naughten query on farm inspections Cllr. John Naughten has this week called on Roscommon County Council to outline the procedure it is to adopt in relation to farm inspections under the Nitrates Directive.   The matter will also be raised by Cllr. Naughten at the next meeting of Roscommon County Council later this month.   ‘I am seeking clarity from the council on how many farm inspections it proposes undertaking under the Nitrates Directive as well as how many days notice the council intends to give farmers before undertaking such inspections,’ explained Cllr. Naughten.   ‘I will also be seeking information from the council as to whether any directive has been received from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government in relation these inspections as this is an issue that is continuing to cause concern for a lot of farmers throughout this area,’ concluded Cllr. Naughten.