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New councillors cry foul over lack of allocations

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Two of the newly elected members of Mayo County Council cried foul this week over the fact that they have had no Notice of Motion allocation to spend for their first six months as councillors.

Council want rates equalisation over short period

The newly adopted Mayo County Council commercial rate of €68.76 is here to stay for the next few years at least. At this week’s reconvened budget meeting of the council, the members voted in favour of maintaining the rate at what it was last year. With the abolishment of the three town councils in the county earlier this year, the county council is now the only rating authority in the county. However, despite the abolishment of the town councils, rate payers in both Westport and Ballina will continue to pay a lower rate than the rest of the county for at least next year as part of an equalisation process. The rate in Castlebar was already the same as the county council one, while Westport had the lowest commercial rate of €63.23, and Ballina’s rate was €64.52.

Anger flares in council chamber during water debate

There were angry scenes in the Mayo County Council chamber on Monday, when Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle and Sinn Féin councillor Gerry Murray got involved in a heated side battle with each other during a debate on a motion from Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh which was calling for water charges to be scrapped.

SPC committee positions handed out to councillors


Westport House Greenway to link Quay to Great Western Greenway

The Quay in Westport could soon see itself linked up with the Great Western Greenway if the plans for a greenway through the grounds of Westport House to the Golf Course Road come to fruition.

Urgent action required on Leenane road — Mulroy

There is an urgent requirement for action to be taken to get a number of hedges under control on the Leenane road out of Westport, Fianna Fáil councillor Brenda Mulroy said this week.

Bertra to reopen in two weeks’ time

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Although the prized Blue Flag is no longer flying over scenic Bertra Beach at the foot of Croagh Patrick, things are finally starting to look up again at one of the county’s favourite bathing spots.

Holmes becomes first cathaoirleach of a Municipal District in Mayo

Mulranny based Independent Cllr Michael Holmes was elected the first cathaoirleach of one of the new Municipal Districts, when he won a vote to take the chair of the of the area by four votes to two, with one member abstaining from the vote.

Political deals hammered out ahead of council AGM today

This morning at 11am, a vastly changed Mayo County Council will meet for the first time since the election and the speculation that has been raging for almost two weeks now over who exactly will hold political sway in the county for the next five years will finally be put to bed.

All change as voters have their say

The curtain finally came down on the local and European election count in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar in the early hours of Thursday after a mammoth almost five days of counting of votes, when Marian Harkin held off the challenge of Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher to win the last seat in the Midlands North West European constituency.


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