Search Results for 'Cllr Damien Ryan'

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Commercial rates to rise by four per cent next year

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Commercial rates will rise by four per cent next year, but there will be no increase in 2021 - after Mayo County Council's budget for 2020 was passed this week.

Mayo County Council Briefs

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A bitesize look at what was discussed at the October meeting of Mayo County Council.

New signage on the way for Bowers Walk in Ballinrobe

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A number of new signs to identify the Bowers Walk in Ballinrobe and show directions how to get to it are on the way in the town.

Funds from sale of lands in Ballina can not be ring-fenced for spending in local area

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The sale by Mayo County Council of two plots of land in Ballina town to Aldi Stores (Ireland) Ltd - consisting of 0.012 hectares and 0.134 hectares located at the Teeling Street car park, was approved by Mayo County Council this week.

'The treachery returns to the betrayer' says council chief

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Chief executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, read out a hard hitting statement at the January meeting of the local authority in relation to the recent Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) investigation into himself and councillors Frank Durcan and Cyril Burke — before excusing himself from the meeting when the reports were discussed by the councillors.

Political points scoring takes over parking debate

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The topic of parking charges took up more than two hours of this week's Mayo County Council meeting — despite the fact the full council has no say in changing the status quo.

One hundred and fourteen estates have speed limits reduced to 30km per hour in Mayo

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Mayo County Council this week introduced new bye-laws to reduce the speed limit in 114 estates throughout the county to 30km per hour, this new slew of estates follows a reduction in the speed limit in 99 estates in 2015, and the council will be considering a further list of estates for implementation of a similar speed limit later this year.

McDonnell becomes county's first citizen

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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.

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.

Ó'Cuív to open Ballinrobe office next week

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With the general election on the horizon, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó'Cuív will open a new constituency office in Ballinrobe next week. The newly expanded Galway West constituency will take in a large chunk of south Mayo after the changes to constituency boundaries since the last general election in 2011.

 

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