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Council pays tribute to recently deceased locals

The members of Mayo County Council paid tribute to a number of people who had recently passed away at their April meeting on Monday. Included in those was the late John Durcan, who was a brother of Cllr Frank Durcan. Cllr Cyril Burke said: “He was a great business man and was highly respected in the town and involved in many areas of the community and will be missed.”

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.

Incorrect signs on Swinford bypass

Castlebar Town Council to spend €11,000 on conferences instead of local amenities

Four Castlebar town councillors who did not attend any conferences in 2011, according to the latest available figures, voted against an €11,000 allocation in this year’s budget for funding attendance at conferences.

Councillors hit out at Mayo County Council for bringing Household Charge proceedings

A number of members of Mayo County Council took an opportunity to criticise Mayo County Council for being the first local authority to bring prosecutions for non payment of the household charge, during a financial review of the council for the first nine months of the year at the November meeting. They also criticised the council for sending out a number of letters to people who had already paid demand payment.

Barrett stands alone on county council abortion motion

Labour Party Castlebar town councillor Harry Barrett was the only member of either Mayo County Council or Castlebar Town Council to oppose a notice of motion in relation to abortion put before both councils this week. Independent Cllr Frank Durcan who sits on both of the local authorities put forward a notice of motion to both councils stating “that the members resolve, in keeping with the will of the Irish people as emphatically expressed in the referendum of 1983, to oppose any form of legalisation of abortion under any circumstances”.

Olympic-size swimming pool proposal for Castlebar

An Olympic size 50-metre swimming pool – rather than the proposed 25-metre swimming pool – should be incorporated into the new €12.5 million Sports Academy planned at Lough Lannagh, which would in turn guarantee national success and make Castlebar the tourist centre of the west.

Castlebar Town Council

Taxi rank changes in county town

Murray calls for traffic corps to be disbanded

Sinn Féin councillor Gerry Murray this week called for the Garda traffic corps to be disbanded, asking that ordinary members of the Gardaí deal with traffic duties so that more gardaí could be deployed in the towns around the county. Cllr Murray told the July meeting of Mayo County Council: “The ordinary Gardaí in the county are trained to carry out all the functions of the traffic corps and they can carry out these duties as part of their ordinary work. If this happened it would free up members who are solely on traffic duty to come back into the community and give extra bodies to police in the locality around the county”.

Kilcoyne claims road sweeper is not sticking to rota

Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne at the June meeting of Castlebar Town Council claimed that the rota for road sweeping in the town as advertised by the council is not being adhered to.

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