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Mayo Day to celebrate the spirit of Mayo

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Mayo Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of the arts and culture, vibrant communities, and unquenchable spirit of Mayo and its people.

Legal showdown over Claremorris tenancies looms

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A legal showdown between Mayo County Council and a voluntary housing body is developing, it was revealed this week.

Hedge cutting working group to meet for first time

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The first meeting of the newly set up Mayo County Council Working Group to progress a permanent formula to deal with verge trimming and overarching trees will meet tomorrow (Tuesday, January 16).

Sports Partnership launches new action plan

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Mayo Sports Partnership this week launched its new Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2021, the launch took place in Ballinrobe Golf Club and was carried out by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, and Caitheoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Richard Finn. Following the successful delivery of its previous two plans 2006 – 2010 and 2010 – 2014 the partnership plans to further deliver on its commitment to the people of Mayo, greater participation in recreational sport by all.

EirGrid announces changes to Grid West project

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EirGrid, Ireland’s electricity grid operator, last Friday announced plans to replace the Grid West electricity transmission project with a smaller-scale development. The Grid West project was proposed in 2012 to connect large amounts of renewable energy to the grid. The decision to replace it was made due to the lower than expected amounts of wind generation in the north Connacht region.

Councillors refuse to increase LPT for Mayo homes

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Despite a stark warning from Peter Duggan, Head of Finance of Mayo County Council that the local authority is going to face a €5.1 million shortfall next year, the elected members of the council refused to increase the base rate of the Local Property Tax for next year.

Go on, go on — take a break when driving

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Bank holiday weekends are always busy on Ireland's roads because people want to go home or get away, and it is also a very busy weekend in sport with all GAA fans travelling to Dublin. As always, members of An Garda Síochána will be out in force as they do their very best to keep our roads as safe as possible but this year they have an extra helper getting the road safety message out there.

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.

Has the day of the disposable shovel arrived?

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"Have we now got to the stage of having the disposable shovel? Because for the price you've told us we're buying them for, you'd do well to get one fixed for less than that price," asked Cllr Richard Finn this week at the March meeting of Mayo County Council. The councillor was responding to a presentation given by the council's procurement officer John Maughan to the elected members.

More than €12k paid in expenses for councillors to attend two events

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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.

 

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