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Independent councillor Christy Hyland was elected as the Cathaoirleach of the new Westport-Belmullet Municipal District this week.
The agreement between Fianna Fáil and Independent councillors for control of Mayo County Council, that has stood for the past five years, looks set to be extended for the duration of the new county council term, which sits for the first time this morning (Friday, June 7) at 11am.
Five years on from losing their seats as councillors, two new Mayo County councillors were tasting success in the count centre on Sunday, while one, who opted out last time, also regained his seat after five years out of the game.
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.
After the drawn out process of the previous day - where most of the time was spent sorting ballots before the counting began things moved much smooter on Sunday, with the Westport count being completed in the early evening and the Ballina count not long after 10pm and just the Claremorris count which going by the tally figures looked a forgone conclusion wating to be finished in the early hours of the morning.
After being part of an electoral area that was almost as big as some counties for the past half-a-decade, Westport has returned to a more traditional electoral area shape after the jettisoning of the Belmullet area, to go it alone for the elections.
"If elected, I will be giving a significant amount of my allocation to providing CCTV in Castlebar estates to help people feel safer in their homes," - Independent candidate, for the Castlebar area, Harry Barrett has stated.
Following the closure of the nomination process for this month's local elections last weekend, the stage has been set with a total of 63 candidates set to chase the 30 seats up for grabs in Mayo County Council.
Independent Cllr Christy Hyland has called on Mayo County Council to prioritise funding for the Murrisk to Louisburgh group water scheme - from funding received in the recently announced €23 million national investment in rural water by Minister Eoghan Murphy.
Calls were made this week for Mayo County Council to engage with NAMA over the condition of Market Lane in Westport. The laneway, which links the Mill Street car park in the town with Bridge Street, has been the scene of a number of trips and falls by members of the public, it was alleged, at the January meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District.