Twenty four of the 45 housing estates in the Ballina electoral area are still not under the control of Mayo County Council, a meeting of the electoral area committee was told this week.
These 45 estates do not include those in the functional area of Ballina Town Council, which has responsibility for those in its area.
In Killala there are five estates, nine in Crossmolina, one in Bonniconlon, and eight in the Ballina rural area. Senior engineer for the council Paul Dolan told the members that the council had been working on building a database of the estates and the issues with them so the council could get a plan of action in place to deal with the estates and get them taken over. He told the members of the committee that the council was looking to get the older estates on the database sorted out and work their way through it.
He asked for the councillors to get in touch with residents and constituents to assist the council with this process.