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Homeowners in Mayo will see an increase of 10 per cent in their Local Property Tax (LPT) next year, following a vote at Mayo County Council's September meeting on Monday afternoon.
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.
Geraldine's Skincare Clinic’s fundraising campaign in aid of the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre was launched last Friday night in Westport Leisure Park and proprietor Geraldine Greenan is aiming to raise €40,000 this year in aid of the charity.
There was a huge turnout of long serving union activists and members, that gathered at the event in the lovely spring sunshine for the launch of SIPTU’s Welcome Centre on Moneen Road in Castlebar.
An exhibition of work by Mayo filmmaker, Fergus Sweeney, relating to the tragic 2017 helicopter crash at Blacksod in North Mayo, will take place in Ballina Arts Centre on January 12 next.
Mayo County Council made payments of €875,561.82 to current and former councillors last year.
A number of councillors in the Castlebar Municipal District hit out at the slow pace of getting works done in the area at the October meeting of Mayo County Council this week. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne lashed out saying: "It's backwards we're going. To try to get work done is really impossible. Down in Curradrish, which is just outside this town, the footpaths there were started by the town council, two and half years ago and the work still isn't finished, and that's shameful. People who go out for a walk around that area, walking on broken chippings, there have been a number of accidents and there will be a number of claims to this council. I don't know what's happening, it has to be done. I've been given several assurances and if it's not done then, we'll fill the seats there [public gallery] with people from that area, meeting after meeting at this and at the Municipal District until it is done. Because it's not good enough and it's not right and promises were made and the money is allocated."
With the new Educate Together school in Castlebar this week getting the initial approval to go ahead in Marsh House in the town for the next few years, the long term views for the school were aired by the members of the Castlebar Municipal District at their July meeting this week.
The opening of an Educate Together school in Castlebar this September moved a step closer this week, when the elected members of the Castlebar Municipal District agreed to a four year and nine month lease of Marsh House to the Department of Education and Skills.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, was back on his old stomping ground on Monday when he was back in the chamber of Mayo County Council to give a presentation on his work, with a particular emphasis on tourism in the county. The Minister, who was a member of the council until the dual mandate was got rid of in 2004, took his seat at the top bench of the chamber alongside the council officials rather than in the on the right flank of the chamber where he sat as a councillor.