Council would consider Compulsory Purchase on vacant and abandoned former housing stock

Sun, Feb 17, 2019

The chief executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, has said that the council would be open to using compulsory purchase orders to acquire vacant homes in former council estates, that had been purchased by former tenants, but that had become derelict in recent times.

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Over 100 business waiting to be rated in Mayo

Sat, Feb 16, 2019

There are over 100 properties that still have to be rated by the Valuation Office - meaning that Mayo County Council cannot levy a commercial rate on them at present.

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Farmer being made a stranger on his own land - Cllr Coyle

Sat, Feb 16, 2019

For the second meeting of Mayo County Council in a row, Fine Gael Cllr Gerry Coyle has raised the issue of a farmer who got an enforcement letter from Mayo County Council in relation to a cattle crush on his farm.

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Munnelly probes for progress on old Asahi site

Sat, Feb 16, 2019

Fine Gael Cllr Jarlath Munnelly has asked the executive of Mayo County Council whether any progress has been made in relation to a Mayo County Council invitation to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) - to address the council on the progress of the proposed Mayo Renewable Power project at the old Asahi site in Killala.

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Championing climate at the GMIT Mayo green campus

Sat, Feb 16, 2019

Recently appointed Cool Planet Champion, Bernard Joyce, will give a lunchtime presentation on how climate change is impacting on us and how best we can respond here in Mayo. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, February 19 in Room P002 from 1pm to 1.45pm.

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Councillor lashes out at water connection charge

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

An Independent councillor has hit out at Irish Water over a bill received by a constituent seeking to connect a small development to the water network.

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Latest candidates confirmed to contest local elections

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Fine Gael held two selection conventions over the weekend to further firm up their ticket going into May's local elections.

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Hyland calls for Murrisk scheme to be prioritised

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Independent Cllr Christy Hyland has called on Mayo County Council to prioritise funding for the Murrisk to Louisburgh group water scheme - from funding received in the recently announced €23 million national investment in rural water by Minister Eoghan Murphy.

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News in Brief

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Supermacs Fun day Fundraiser in aid of Regina’s Fight For Life

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Mayo projects to receive €2.3 million from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, today announced funding for seven projects in Mayo under his Department’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund.

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This could be the last generation to settle in rural Ireland - councillor fears

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

“This is the last generation to settle in rural Ireland and when the lights go out on that, that will be it” was the stark summation given by Achill based Fianna Fáil Cllr Paul McNamara at the monthly meeting of Mayo County Council on Monday.

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Ring meets with An Post regarding Ballycroy Post Office

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, met with An Post on Wednesday to discuss issues of concern, both nationally and locally.

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