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Fine Gael councillor Michael Burke has welcomed the confirmation that negotiations are at an advanced stage for the introduction of a labour activation initiative known as Gateway, which is specifically designed to provide workplace opportunities for the long-term unemployed to undertake work in local authorities. Gateway is being developed jointly by the City and County Managers Association in conjunction with the Department Social Welfare, with assistance from the Department of Environment.
An independent member of Mayo County Council has called for the development of at least four free bus parking spaces in Claremorris and Ballinrobe to facilitate and encourage passing tourist traffic to stop in the towns.
There were eight knife crimes in Mayo over the months of July and August and one serious crime where an axe was brandished. Two people died, a garda was seriously injured in the line of duty, others narrowly defied death, and many families have been severely traumatised as a result of the thuggery. The incidents have left gardaí in Mayo ‘dumbfounded’. Superintendent Willie Keavney said “such a serious litany of incidents” was unprecedented, and was frightening not only for the gardaí but for the general public. He said the practice of young people going out at night with knives had to be looked at. “We are dumbfounded as to what to do,” Supt Keaveney told Monday’s meeting of the joint policing committee. “We don’t want to turn every fellow upside down looking for knives,” he added.
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”.
A Ballinrobe councillor has insisted that a representative from that area meet with the National Roads Authority to discuss the dire state of the N84 Partry to Shrule section.