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Councillors concerned people are being left of housing list over a fiver
The elected members of Mayo County Council have agreed to hold a special meeting to discuss housing issues in the county in the near future. A number of councillors raised questions over the recent assessment of housing needs that was carried out by the council that saw a number of people removed from the housing list in the county.
Hyland ready to rebuild Carrowholly wall himself
If he follows through on what he said in Louisburgh on Monday afternoon at the September meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District, Cllr Christy Hyland could have a wall named after himself in Carrowholly. The independent Westport based councillor hit out again at the slow moving progress on the implementation of flood defence works in Carrowholly after the area suffered serious flooding in 2014.
McDonnell becomes county's first citizen
Fianna Fáil councillor Al McDonnell was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months on Monday morning this week at the council's annual general meeting. This is the second time that Cllr McDonnell has been elected as Cathoirleach, having previously worn the chain of office in 1998. The Ballyglass based councillor first became a councillor in 1987 when he replaced former minister and European commissioner Padráig Flynn on the council, and he has been elected to the council in each of the subsequent local elections since.
Westport's smartest travellers revealed
Singing, rapping, learning and dancing were all part of the Operation Transportation Award ceremony recently held in Westport Town Hall. Teams from the challenge came along to find out who Westport’s Smartest Travel Team was and also to enjoy the entertainment from special guests Luke Concannon and Jimmy Davis.
Councillors annoyed about changes in management roles
There was anger among the elected members of the West Mayo Municipal District this week when it emerged that a senior member of the council's management team in the area was to be moved to a new position in the council, and the councillors had not been told officially of the change. The Mayo Advertiser understands that on Wednesday night a meeting of councillors from across the county took place, which was attended by 70 per cent of the elected councillors and they made a decision to request the holding of a special meeting of the council to discuss issues such as this.
Slow progress on Westport House's future
Some progress has been made in relation to the future of Westport House, but it could be a number of months before the historic house and estate's future is known. Independent councillor Christy Hyland raised the issue of the house at the April meeting of Mayo County Council this week. Chief executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, responded to Cllr Hyland saying: "In relation to Westport House, a bit of progress is being made, I can't say any more."
Wild Atlantic Way needs special roads budget says councillor
A Fine Gael county councillor has called for a special heading to be included in the next roadworks scheme for Mayo to deal with road works and improvements on the Wild Atlantic Way in the county.
Pádraig Pearse Award nomination divides the chamber
The seemingly innocuous matter of Mayo County Council nominating someone for the Pádraig Pearse Award took a long time to get sorted out over the course of two meetings of the local authority this month. The item initially came up for decision at the March meeting of the council which was held last Monday week, March 7 but was adjourned after both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil had nominated An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Dep Éamon Ó Cuív respectively.
Progress on Westport House expected
At the monthly meeting of Mayo County Council held on Monday, Independent Westport based councillor Christy Hyland asked the council's Chief Executive Peter Hynes, Chief Executive, Peter Hynes for an up to date position with regards to Westport House following recent reports in the national media over the future of the estate.