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NRA must be taken to task over Westport planning permission refusals

The National Roads Authority have come in for sharp criticism from politicians in Westport who were vociferous in their condemnation of the authority at a meeting this week.

Westport councillors reject proposals to ‘dezone’ land

Westport area councillors began the arduous task of ploughing through 34 submissions relating to the Westport Town and Environs Draft Development Plan 2009, of which the vast majority related to land zoning, during a special meeting of the electoral area on Monday.

Austin Francis to chair HSE hospital committee

Mayo Fine Gael Councillor Austin Francis O’Malley will chair the regional health forum west hospital committee for the coming year.

Councillor concerned about lack of suicide prevention information

The public are not receiving enough information on the prevention of suicide, according to a Mayo politician.

Westport area briefs

Adams ‘deplores’ non provision of Early Bird service

More beds for Sligo patients in Galway cancer centre

Sligo breast cancer patients are to be allocated three beds in the designated cancer centre at University Hospital Galway, while Mayo patients will only avail of two beds.

Community groups to be formed to tackle anti-social behaviour

A Mayo county councillor has called on the judicial system to review its practice of approving free legal aid to drug dealers, often caught with drugs to the value of €10,000 and over.

Councillors to contact Justice Minister over ‘revolving door system’

Members of Mayo County Councils Joint Policing Committee this week proposed to contact the Minister of Justice to condemn the “revolving door system of prisons” as prison sentences are not a “deterrent” and gardaí are frustrated that “criminals can act without impunity”.

Water supply levels very low after big freeze

The elected members of Mayo County Council were told that water supply levels were very low around the county following the recent weather. Director of services for water services Paddy Mahon told the annual budget meeting: “Normally we use 59,000 cubic metres of water a day in the county, but yesterday (Sunday, January 10) we used 69,000 cubic metres of water in the county, that’s 16 per cent more than normal and this week we expect it to get worse. The situation in the Castlebar reservoir is critical today (Monday) and rationing will have to be considered over the week”.


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