Leitrim County Council - Monday, 1st November, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Contact: Kieran Brett  Meetings Administrator

No. Item


Adoption of 6th September 2021 Minutes


Disposals under Section 183(1) of the Local Government Act, 2001


Consider for approval disposal of interest in Vacant Rural House at Breanross, Mohill, Co. Leitrim (LM8810F).


Consider for approval disposal of Plot of land at Aghameeny and Keenaghan Tds, Carrick on Shannon.


To approve overdraft accommodation for the twelve month ending 31st December 2022


Consider the report of the Audit Committee on the audited Financial Statement 2020 and the LG Auditors Report


To note Leitrim County Council Winter Maintenance Service Plan 2021-2022


To approve the Leitrim Playground Strategy


Management Reports - August 2021 & September 2021


Report from Corporate Policy Group


Attendance at conferences/training


Meeting Correspondence

Notice of Motions


Motion from Councillor Des Guckian

That we write to Minister Patrick O’Donovan and the OPW itself, asking that the successful Shannon Management flood control scheme operated by Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran be reinstated. This involved keeping the Shannon waters moving fast. If heavy rain was forecast, then the weirs were opened up, one after another, starting from the southern lower end. In this way the floods were anticipated and were not as severe all along the Shannon.



Motion from Councillor Frank Dolan, Councillor Mary Bohan, Councillor Padraig Fallon, Councillor Sean McDermott, Councillor Justin Warnock, Councillor Felim Gurn

We the undersigned members of Leitrim County Council call on the Minister for the Environment, Eamon Ryan TD not to proceed with the Notice of Intention to grant a prospecting Licence pursuant to section (1) of the Minerals Directive Act 1940 in the following townlands in the Dromahaire Barony:


Townlands in Drumahaire Barony: Brackary Beg, Brackary More, Carrickleitrim, Cartrongibbagh, Cornastauk, Curraghfore, Curraghfore, Faughary, Gortnaskeagh, Killenna Glebe, Kinnara Glebe, Pollboy, Skreeny, Skreeny, Skreeny Little, Srabrick, Tawnyfeacle, Townlands in Rosclogher Barony: Amorset, Ballyglass, Barracashlaun, Barrackpark, Cartronatemple, Castletown, Clooneen, Cornaneane, Deerpark, Drumdillure, Drummans (E.D. Glenade), Drumnacross, Fivepoundland, Gortinar, Killymeehin, Kilroosk, Largantemple, Lisnabrack, Milltown, Mountainthird, Mullanyduffy, Mullies, Nure, Poundhill, Shancurragh, Shancurragh Barr of, Shanvaus, Tawnymoyle, Tullynasharragh, Twigspark.


Motion from Councillor Enda McGloin:

I call on the Director of Services for Planning to brief the members regarding Leitrim County Council’s application to the EPA for funding to trial test a wastewater treatment and disposal facility for one off houses in the County and if he could provide any further news around progress on this initiative.


Motion from Councillor Sean McGowan:

I ask Mr Joseph Gilhooly Director of Services Economic Development, Planning & Infrastructure, what is the update from discussions with the Dept. of Housing, Local Government & Heritage and the EPA to finding a viable, workable solution regarding the problems we have here in Leitrim with Zero Discharge in relation to obtaining planning permission for single one-off rural housing?


Motion from Councillor Brendan Barry:

I request that Leitrim County Council call on the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien to increase HAP rent limits to a level that reflects what is actually been paid for rental properties. The rent limits for Leitrim have not changed since 2016. €370 is rent limit for a couple, yet one-bedroom apartments are advertised on a well-known website for €500 to €600. The rent limit for couple with 3 children is only €500, yet there are two & three bed houses advertised in the county for €850 and €900 per month.


Motion from Councillor Paddy Farrell:

I call on Leitrim County Council to contact and appeal to Minister for Health,  Stephen Donnelly, to reverse a HSE decision to close and downgrade day care services in County Leitrim.


Motion from Councillor Ita Reynolds Flynn

With County Leitrim experiencing large numbers of people looking to return or relocate so they can work remotely and commute to their workplace as the need arises, I call on Leitrim County Council to engage with IarnródÉireann to provide an early morning commuter service to Sligo from Carrick-on-Shannon and Dromod railway stations.

With a number of recent job announcements in Sligo and major developments also taking place at IT Sligo and St Angela’s College such a rail service would greatly benefit people that wish to live in Leitrim but work and study in Sligo.



Motion from Councillor Paddy O'Rourke:

I ask Leitrim County Council to contact Bord Bia and ask them to implement a more user-friendly method when conducting online audits under the Quality Assurance Scheme.
In particular, when dealing with a considerable number of herd owners who have limited experience using online services and have inferior broadband connectivity through which to participate in the audit.
The Quality Assurance Scheme is critical to Farmers securing maximum price for their livestock and every effort must be made to make it easier to be compliant and remain in the scheme.


Motion from Councillor Thomas Mulligan

That Leitrim County Council write to An Tánaiste and ask him to intervene on the crisis facing our community sector in relation to insurance.


Motion from Councillor Enda Stenson:

With the former MBNA office block now for sale, may I ask our CEO, have discussions taken place with any other stakeholders with a view to further uses of this building?

As the Local Authority we cannot allow this building to be purchased and not put into use for the good of our County.



Replies to Notices of Motions 1st November 2021 Council meeting