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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.

Council agrees to write to Minister to speed up build of Crossmolina Fire Station

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A local councillor in north Mayo is calling on the Minister for Local Government Eoghan Murphy to ensure a new fire station is in place in Crossmolina as soon as possible.

Attymass urged to reawaken link with Star Wars creator

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A Crossmolina-based councillor is hoping to see the Fr Peyton Centre in Attymass re-open an old connection between the east Mayo village and Star Wars director George Lucas who was given his first break in filmmaking by the famous priest.

Ballina councillors reject budget proposals

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Councillors in the Ballina Municipal District unanimously decided against accepting the draft budgetary plan presented to them at this week’s monthly meeting of the Municipal District.

North Mayo councillors raise queries, but Westport House purchase loan is passed

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The raising of a loan of €2.5 million for the purchase of 40 acres of land in the Westport House estate by Mayo County Council, along with some other land the council is looking at buying in the county, was passed without any formal objections at the council's February meeting on Monday.

Flood fears remain across the county

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This time last year large swathes of the county were under water with flooding in the south Mayo area particularly bad, the issue once again raised its head at the December meeting of Mayo County Council this week. The elected members were given a presentation by senior executive engineer Dave Mellett in regard to how the council should make a submission to the OPW on the Draft Flood Risk Management Plan for the Moy and Kilalla Bay and Erriff, Clew Bay, Blacksod, Broadhaven.

St Muredach's take the next step into the future

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Martin Birrane, a well-known figure in the world of motor racing and a past pupil of St Muredach’s College, Ballina, recently officially opened The Martin Birrane Technology Suite which will cater for all students from first year through to Leaving Certificate.

Council chief hopeful of 'positive' outcome for Killala plant

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The chief executive of Mayo County Council said this week that he was  "hopeful you would see a positive result" for the examinership process that the Mayo Renewable Power project is currently undergoing. This summer the High Court appointed Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton as interim examiner to Mayo Renewable Power, which had planned to build a wood-chip burning electricity generator at Killala at a cost of €180 million.

Concerns that Crossmolina flood relief could take years

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Flood relief work that is needed to ensure that Crossmolina does not face the same fate as it did last winter could be years off, according to some local councillors, following a presentation of potential solutions to the issue. Last Friday the OPW presented a number of options to help stop the flooding from the Deel which saw the town submerged earlier this year, but it could be several years before effective measures are completed.

Funding approved to keep Mayo North Promotions Office going

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The elected members of the Ballina Municipal District approved the payment of €10,000 to fund the continuation of the Mayo North Promotions Office for a period of three months. The office was set up two years ago, for a two year trial basis which ended at the end of December. The council management are now reviewing the performance of the office over the past two years and director of services, Joe Loftus, said he expects the review to be completed by the end of March this year.

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