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The elected members of Claremorris Municipal District adopted new street and car parking bye laws this week.
Planning circular is 'an insult to the intellegance of councillors, officials and the people we represent' — Cribben
A circular issued by an official from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government saying that discussions on planning applications should not take place at municipal district, area committee or county council level was described as "an insult to the intelligence of councillors, officials, and the people we represent" by one councillor this week.
South Mayo councillor, Patsy O'Brien, has announced that he intents putting his name forward at the Mayo Fine Gael Selection Convention for the next General Election.
A total of €12,228.26 was paid in expenses by Mayo County Council to elected members to attend just two events last year. When it came to expenses for conferences, training and meetings in Ireland, a total of €72,438.85 was paid out to the members for 2016 who, according to the figures released, attended 201 conferences and training events between them, working out at an average of €360 per claim.
Fine Gael councillor Patsy O'Brien is encouraging people and community groups in south Mayo to make submissions to the Constituency Commission by next Tuesday to try to get the portion of the south of the county that was bundled in with Galway West for general elections brought back into Mayo for future elections.
South Mayo based Fine Gael councillor Patsy O'Brien raised the issue of the employment of new outdoor staff being taken on by Mayo County Council at its July meeting this week. In a passionate contribution to the meeting, Cllr O'Brien said: "The two most important issues I came to talk about here today are flooding and the employment of staff. We wrote to the Minister Kelly about the employment of the outdoor staff following the flooding in south Mayo, he came back and told us you [chief executive] have the right to take those on.
Mayo County Council has set up a new agricultural working group of 13 people to deal with agricultural issues in the county including, to provide a representative voice for farmers in Mayo in relation to national and European agricultural policy, to ensure that farmers are aware of opportunities to diversify in order to ensure viability in the future, and to review products produced by farmers in Mayo to ensure future viability.
With the general election out of the way for now, councillors in Mayo have called for the decision that saw 10,000 Mayo people being subsumed into the Galway West constituency to be reversed ahead of the next time that the voters go to the polls in a general election. Fine Gael Cllr Patsy O'Brien tabled a motion at the April meeting of the local authority calling to reinstate Mayo as a five seat constituency after the completion of the census at the end of the month.
A number of elected members of the Claremorris Municipal District expressed their disappointment this week at how €440,000 in top-up funding for road works projects in the area was decided to be spent. Fianna Fáil Cllr Damien Ryan told the Mayo Advertiser yesterday: "Bar a very small corner near Claremorris, none of the money came to projects in the part of the district that is now part of the new Galway-West constituency for the General Election."