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Finn follows in father's footsteps in becoming Cathaoirleach

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It was a historic day last Monday when Independent Cllr Richard Finn followed in the footsteps of his father Martin, in becoming the first citizen of the county, when he was elected to the position of Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council.

O’Rourke calls for the Cathaoirleach Awards to be held in Athlone

Local councillor Aengus O’Rourke (FF) has called for the Cathaoirleach Awards to be held in Athlone.

Councillors welcome a ‘new beginning’ for Athlone

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approving the €3m westward one-way system for Church Street at Monday's meeting of Westmeath County Council in Mullingar (April 24).

Councillors call for improved lighting for Athlone Castle

 

Keaveney's political career not over despite Seanad loss

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Despite his failure to win a seat in both the Dáil and Seanad Éireann elections, the failure of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil to form a government means the controversial Colm Keaveney's political career is by no means over.

Galway secures three Seanad seats, but could win more

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Three Galwegians have secured seats in the Seanad Éireann, with victories for Alice Mary Higgins, Sinn Féin's Trevor Ó Clochartaigh and Independent Ronán Mullen. However, with the count ongoing, more could join them.

Staunton wants to shake up the Seanad

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Louisburgh native Ciaran Staunton is looking to win a seat in the Seanad on the Industrial and Commerical Panel in the upcoming upper house elections. Staunton says that he will be a forceful, experienced, voice in the Seanad for the voiceless hundreds of thousands of economic emigrants, forced to leave Ireland involuntarily. Along with representing the rights of returning immigrants from countries worldwide and work tirelessly towards highlighting and addressing difficulties experienced by so many upon their return. He also added that he will be a strong advocate in the Seanad for securing an end to the nightmare of undocumented Irish in America and Australia, and for Irish emigrants worldwide.

Mulroy takes the Leas Cathaoirleach seat

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Westport based Fianna Fáil councillor Brendan Mulroy has taken over the role of Leas Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council. The first term member of the council was elected to the role from newly elected Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers who had to vacate her council seat following her election to the Dáil at the end of February.

Higgins meets with EU Commissioner over funding

Mayo based North-west MEP Jim Higgins this week met with EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn to discuss Ireland accessing funding from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) to help with the clean-up following the recent storms. The cost of clean-up and restoration in Mayo alone has been projected to be at least €4.5 million by the local authority here. Speaking after his meeting with Commissioner Hahn, Higgins said: “If ever a country deserved solidarity funding, Ireland does. Commissioner Hahn controls the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF), a fund which I believe we can access to secure, badly needed, funding to build adequate flood defences and rebuild our destroyed infrastructure."

Fianna Fáil looks to reclaim its place at ‘centre of Irish public life’

Fianna Fáil is determined to renew itself and to reclaim its place “at the centre of Irish public life”, the annual general meeting of the Castlebar/Lahardane Comhairle Ceantar was told.

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