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The Fine Gael ticket for the Ballina area in May's local elections has been increased by two, following a decision of party headquarters. Ballina town councillor Mark Winters and Mayo county councillor Joe Mellett have been added to the party's list of candidates for the election.
The Fine Gael ticket for the Ballina area in May's local elections has been increased by two, following a decision of party headquarters. Ballina Town Councillor, Mark Winters and Mayo County Councillor Joe Mellett have been added to the party's list of candidates for the election.
The practice of putting down stray horses and in particular mares in foal after five days unless they have been claimed by their owners was described as “something that I don’t think anyone with any decency can stand over,” by Independent Cllr Gerry Ginty this week.
Ballina town councillor Johnny O’Malley this week proposed a motion calling for the Minister for Communications to cap the wage structure at the national broadcaster to €200,000. In outlining the reasons for his motion, Cllr O’Malley told the other members: “I think €200,000 is enough, if it’s good enough for the Taoiseach, it should be for them.” He had previously explained that when RTE closed its Raidio na Gaeltachta studio in Mayo earlier this year, because of a lack of funds, the “obscene” wages that some in RTE earn came to his mind.
Ballina town councillor Johnny O’Malley has asked for the town council to look into putting an amendment on the new social housing allocation scheme to stop people with antisocial behaviour orders being eligible for housing supplied by the council in the future.
Fine Gael Ballina town councillor and Mayo county councillor Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the news that the lights which were vandalised at Canalside walk in the town have been repaired.
Ballina town councillor Willie Nolan has claimed that the emergency services are being adversely affected by the new traffic layout in Ballina which has caused a lot of problems in the town since it was implemented last week. “I have been informed by members of the emergency services, especially the fire service, that they are quite concerned about the new traffic layout and how it could affect them,” the Fianna Fáil town councillor told the Mayo Advertiser this week. “You have the situation where members of the fire service are at home and get a call to come to the station to collect the tender to go out on a call. At the moment they are highly likely to come into one of the major traffic backlogs that have built up in the town and it will delay them getting to the tender. Then they also could have to go back through the traffic to get to the call they are going to.”
The reality of Ballina getting a monitored CCTV system moved a step closer this week. Chairperson of the Ballina Joint Policing Committee, Ballina town councillor Johnny O’Malley, told members that following a number of meetings, the project was ready to go forward to an application stage for funding under the RAPID programme. Ballina is one of a number of towns across the country which was given RAPID status, which makes funding available for a number of programmes to revitalise areas in the town.
“I’m not a career politician, I’m here to give the people a voice,” was the quick snap reaction from Fine Gael Ballina town councillor, Mark Winters when asked if he would consider running for the county council or higher office in the future. “I can bring about as much change for the better as a town councillor, I’m here to give the people a voice as long as they elect me.”