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West Mayo Community Diary

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If you would like an item included in the West Mayo Community Diary, please submit it to [email protected] by 5.30pm on the Monday before the next publication date.

Mulroy on the move and Other Voices a roaring success for Ballina

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The October meeting of Mayo County Council took place this week and there was plenty of debate in the chamber.

Councillors were paid €876k last year

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Mayo County Council made payments of €875,561.82 to current and former councillors last year.

Castlebar ice rink exceeding all local expectations

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The numbers attending the ice rink in Castlebar since it was opened on The Mall at the end of last month has already exceeded expectations, according to the Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District, Martin McLoughlin.

Leave the comedy to Brendan Grace - councillor advised

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A Fianna Fáil councillor was told he should leave the comedy to Brendan Grace by another councillor this week after he was accused of making a sexist comment in the chamber. Castlebar Municipal District Councillor Martin McLoughlin, who was co-opted on to the council to replaced Dep Lisa Chambers after she was elected to the Dáil, while paying tribute to outgoing Cathaoirleach Cllr Al McDonnell said that "your speeches reminded me of the mini-skirt of the '70's. Your speaches were short enough to be interesting and long enough to cover the essentials."

Rebelling against the rebellion

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Folklore, song, and verse dedicated to the rebellion of 1798 usually relay the romantic image of an heroic, clandestine, French army joining forces with a willing and equally heroic band of Irish rebels. Bound by a thirst for liberté, égalité and fraternité, the Franco-Irish forces grew in strength as they progressed through the county, bravely securing victories over the might of the British Crown. But one rebel's contemporary account of the Franco-Irish campaign challenges the notion of international solidarity among equals that has dominated the narrative of the events of 1798. 

Whelan co-opted to the council

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The number of elected members of Mayo County Council went back up to 30 this week after the co-option of Sinn Fein's Teresa Whelan to the council to replace Senator Rose Conway Walsh. This was the second co-option to the council after this year Oireachtas elections, following the co-option of Cllr Martin McLoughlin to replace Fianna Fáil's Dep Lisa Chambers in the Spring.

Educate Together schools location concerns councillors

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The opening of an Educate Together school in Castlebar this September moved a step closer this week, when the elected members of the Castlebar Municipal District agreed to a four year and nine month lease of Marsh House to the Department of Education and Skills.

Fianna Fail Castlebar Comhairle Ceantar elect new officers

The annual meeting of Castlebar Comhairle Ceantar Fianna Fail was held in An Sportlann with the chairman Junior Prendergast presiding. The meeting was addressed by newly elected Dáil deputy Lisa Chambers, and by Cllr Al McDonnell, Cllr Blackie Gavin, and the recently co-opted Cllr Martin McLoughlin.

McLoughlin formally co-opted on to Mayo County Council

Martin McLoughlin was formally co-opted on to Mayo County Council for the remaining three years of the term of the council on Monday afternoon at a special sitting of the council, which was convened to fill the vacancy that arose following the election of Dep Lisa Chambers to the Dáil in February.

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