Independent block hold the balance of power

Fri, May 31, 2019

After all the counting was said and done in the local elections, just like five years ago, the Independent councillors elected now hold the balance of power in the council chamber.

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Coming back for another swing

Fri, May 31, 2019

Five years on from losing their seats as councillors, two new Mayo County councillors were tasting success in the count centre on Sunday, while one, who opted out last time, also regained his seat after five years out of the game.

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O'Brien breaks the record

Fri, May 31, 2019

Not only did he top the poll with 1090 votes to spare and become part of a Fine Gael ticket that saw them take four of six seats available in the area, Patsy O'Brien also created an additional piece of history last weekend.

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Female representation falls from five to two for this term

Fri, May 31, 2019

There will only be two female councillors on Mayo County Council for its new term starting June 2019, which is down from five female councillors who were elected in the 2014 local elections.

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News faces in the chamber

Fri, May 31, 2019

When the newly elected Mayo County Council holds its inaugural meeting early next month, there will be four new faces taking their seats after last weekend's elections. We take a look at the new fresher councillors.

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Battle to win the Barony comes to a crunch

Fri, May 24, 2019

The maths on this one is simple enough, there are six candidates and only three seats up for grabs in the Belmullet Local Electoral Area. The area has been put back out on its own this year after a brief entanglement with Westport and its surrounds in the West Mayo area.

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Swinford back on its own

Fri, May 24, 2019

After being lumped in with both the Ballina and Claremorris area last time out, Swinford is standing on its own two feet again this time around.

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Westport breaks back by itself

Fri, May 24, 2019

After being part of an electoral area that was almost as big as some counties for the past half-a-decade, Westport has returned to a more traditional electoral area shape after the jettisoning of the Belmullet area, to go it alone for the elections.

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South Mayo battle for half a dozen seats

Fri, May 24, 2019

Claremorris has seen a boundary change like the rest of the local areas for today's election with the north eastern part of of the constituency moving into the Swinford area, and long with it, Sinn Fein councillor Gerry Murray, who took 1,971 first preferences and was elected on the first count five years ago, as were Cllr Patsy O'Brien and Cllr Richard Finn.

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Castlebar battle likely to be intriguing contest

Fri, May 24, 2019

The Castlebar Local Electoral Area is the most crowded of all the areas for today's election with 17 candidates looking for the seven seats up for grabs.

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Ballina promises to be a battle to the end

Fri, May 24, 2019

Ballina has seen a large chunk of its current area hived off and it is probably for the best, with the towns of Foxford and Swinford now in the Swinford Electoral Area following the latest boundary commission report.

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Referendum Commission encourages voters in Mayo to use their vote today

Fri, May 24, 2019

The Referendum Commission has called on voters in Mayo to ensure their voice is heard in the referendum on the regulation of divorce, which is taking place today.

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