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Calls for public to make submissions on new Garda Strategy

The members of the Cultural, Education, Heritage and Corporate Affairs SPC of Mayo County Council have called for the members of the public to have their say on the new Garda Strategy Statement which is currently being formulated. The strategy statement will run from 2013 to 2015 and submissions from the public are being sought.

Tributes paid to outgoing Cathaoirleach

Numerous tributes were paid to outgoing Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Austin Francis O’Malley, at the May monthly meeting of the local authority. The Louisburgh based councillor brought a meeting of the local authority to his heartland for the first time in history this week. The meeting was held in the Ocean Lodge, in the village of Killadoon just outside Louisburgh, where one councillor joked before the meeting as he looked out on the Atlantic Ocean, “next stop is the Statue of Liberty”. Padraic McNamara, chairperson of the Killadoon Community Council, welcomed the 31 members of the council and the officials to the area at the start of the meeting.

SPC to consider historical research project in county

A proposal was put forward at the Cultural, Education, Heritage and Corporate Affairs SPC this week that Mayo people who took part in a 1940s school research project should once again take part in a study which would record the latter half of the century.

New student grant system a ‘retrograde step’

A new central student grant system, which will handle all new student grant applications from this academic year on, has been condemned by local councillors.

Cllr Al McDonnell and the Great Western Greenway

Councillors’ have ‘moral and civic duty’ to travel on study trips

In the process of praising the success of the Great Western Greenway at the LAMA awards last weekend, Fianna Fáil councillor Al McDonnell told Monday’s Mayo County Council meeting that people should bear in mind that the idea for the Greenway came about from two study trips the councillors made to the Lake District in England and to Scotland.

Council to inspect all quarries in county

Mayo County Council will inspect all quarries in the county over the coming months after the Minister for the Environment signed the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2000 which gives a new provision in order to deal with the regulation of quarries.

Emigrants Light of Hope lit in Balla

Balla No Name Club held the lighting ceremony of their Emigrants’ Light of Hope on Tuesday November 15 in the youth centre in Balla.

Castlebar Fianna Fáil AGM

The AGM of the Castlebar Cumann Fianna Fáil will be held at the Welcome Inn Hotel on Monday October 10 at 9pm.

County councillors fully supportive of Diaspora project

The elected members of Mayo County Council this week gave their full support to the Diaspora project being undertaken by the council.

 

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