In this week’s Leitrim Observer there is the news that it will be 2015 before there is a solution in place for the issue of the ongoing flooding of the Shannon Basin. Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Brian Hayes said it is a complex issue which will require substantial study and co-operation between all interested groups.
Ahead of the annual County Council’s annual budget on December 19, which has been described as the local authority’s, “toughest budget yet”, the Leitrim Observer this week looks ahead to what can be expected.
Also in this week’s Leitrim Observer, Richard Moorman, CEO of Tamboran Resources announces the company intend to begin employing local people next year and envisage employing “several hundred local people by 2020.”
The Leitrim GAA year was brought to a close on Sunday last and although another year may have passed without success in Connacht there was plenty to discuss at the annual convention. An official announcement was made with regard to next year’s management team after Mickey Moran was forced to relinquish his position for health reasons, while The Bush Hotel confirmed they would be continuing as the Leitrim GAA sponsor for 2012. However, the biggest news of the day was undoubtedly the decision taken by delegates to revamp the club championships.
This week’s Leitrim Observer also has a special competition for two tickets to see Jedward perform in Mullingar early next year. This incredible prize also offers the lucky winners the opportunity to meet the twins.