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Councillor Seamus Weir will not be reversing his decision not to run for Fine Gael in this May’s Local Elections, even with the announcement this week by the Minister for Environment, Pat Rabbitte, of a commission headed up by retired judge Catherine McGuinness to investigate the potential of undergrounding the Grid West Project.
Mayo County Council will hold a special meeting on the morning of Monday, November 4 at 10am where the issue of the Eirgrid preferred route in north Mayo will be discussed. There has been widespread opposition to the proposed route of the €240 million 440KV high capacity overhead power line for the west of Ireland, since it was announced a number of weeks ago.
Mayo General Hospital will not be downgraded and in fact could benefit from additional services due to its inclusion in the new West and North West Hospital Group.
Five million euro is to be spent regionally in 2013 to address the issue of suicide prevention. The money will go towards the funding of resource officers for suicide prevention, self-harm liaison nurses in hospital emergency departments and local suicide prevention initiatives.
Mayo county councillor Seamus Weir has reiterated a call that a letter be sent to the Junior Minister for Health Kathleen Lynch highlighting the need for mental health services within the primary care system.
Fine Gael councillor Seamus Weir this week clashed with council officials over a potential road widening scheme at Ardagh National School to improve safety in the area. The Knockmore based councillor placed a notice of motion before the Ballina Electoral Area Committee saying, “I am calling on Mayo County Council to engage with the local community in Ardagh and myself regarding the removal of a dangerous fence opposite Ardagh National School. Funding is available through notice of motion and the replacement fence/wall requested by the landowner will be built by the local FÁS team on request of the board of managment of the school.”
The future of Knockmore Post Office was not looking good according to Fine Gael councillor Seamus Weir this week. The Knockmore-based councillor informed the monthly meeting of the council on Monday that he had just come from a meeting with An Post in relation to the proposed closure of the post office in the village and it was not good news.
Despite agreeing at the December meeting of the Ballina Electoral Area Committee that the committee would hold monthly meetings from now on rather than the bi-monthly meeting schedule that they had been using, actually agreeing to do so caused problems yesterday. At the February meeting of the committee, there was an item on the agenda to set the day and time each month that the committee would meeting.
Ballina electoral area councillor Seamus Weir has called for “fair play” for people in the area of the Rathroeen landfill in accessing the bottle banks this week.
Mayo General Hospital is one of the best performing hospitals in the country when it comes to the controversial issue of overcrowding.