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From the Galway City Tribune – Last year, a company owned by a councilman and contractor secured contracts with a dozen county councils across the country.
The latest statements in the ethics forms filed by all 18 elected mayors also show that four municipal councilors are small owners with one or two rental properties.
Ethics forms must be completed annually by elected members. Each councilor is required to self-declare their land interests, land holdings and corporate directorships, among other things, to comply with local government law.
The latest feedback, provided by the City Council to the Galway City Tribune, is for January-December 2021.
Advisor Noel Larkin (Ind) is the Managing Director of Larkin Engineering Enterprises Ltd based in Weir Road, Tuam.
It is a “street furniture manufacturer” involved in “light engineering processes”.
Contracts with each local authority whose amount exceeds €6,348 must be declared in the ethics sheets.
The company has supplied street furniture to 30 town councils and twelve county councils across the country, according to Cllr Larkin’s feedback.
Cllr Larkin said he was a director of Restfield Ltd, a Wellpark-based company which “is not currently operating”. He also owns a rental property in Murrough, as well as his family home.
(Photo: Councilor Noel Larkin’s company has supplied street furniture to 30 municipalities and 12 county councils).
This is an abbreviated version of this article. For the rest of the advisers’ statements and in support of our journalism, see the September 2 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can purchase a digital edition HERE.