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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.
“Is this a debating society or is it a council meeting?” was the question posed by Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn on Monday afternoon, after the council had spent almost an hour debating back and forth across the chamber on the issue of the recent jobs news in Castlebar. Flynn, who will not be running in next year’s local elections after he opted to step down after only one term, said: “We’ve been here for an hour and we haven’t made one mention of anything we can effect.”
The spectacle of local government in operation descended into farce at last Monday’s meeting of Mayo County Council, which saw one councillor stand on his feet and continue to talk over the other members as the Cathaoirleach tried to get on with the business of the meeting.
A number of councillors this week called on Mayo County Council to ensure that the clock in Ballinrobe town on the courthouse is restored to proper working order. Cllr Damien Ryan had included the item as part of a notice of motion for the Claremorris Electoral Area meeting this week.
Members of Claremorris Electoral Area Committee have demanded answers to when a solution will be in place to make sure that 2006 floods that effected The Neale does not happen again.
More than 100 people turned up to the launch of the floodlights at the BMX track on the Kilmaine road, Ballinrobe. John Murphy chairperson of Western Lakes CC highlighted that this work, which started back in 2007, has now paid dividends with large numbers from various backgrounds participating on a weekly basis.
A motion has been issued by Fine Gael councillor Patsy O’Brien calling for more transparency on decisions made by strategic policy committees. Cllr O’Brien’s motion called for all decisions made at SPC level to be made an agenda item at the main council meeting each month.
Fears for the future of the Ballinrobe council office were expressed at a meeting of the Claremorris electoral area committee this week, depending on the level of regional road grants which are allocated to the area.
A Ballinrobe area councillor has called for balance in the drafting of the new Traveller accommodation plan for the county.