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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.
RTE’s Sean O’Rourke will visit Mayo next Friday, November 2, to launch a new political biography of Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The presenter of the RTE radio and television programmes, News At One and The Week in Politics, will be in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, at 6pm to launch the new book entitled Enda Kenny The Unlikely Taoiseach. The book is written by political journalist John Downing and published by Paperweight Publications. It tells the story of Enda Kenny’s 36-year-long political journey from Castlebar to Government Buildings, and his 10-year campaign to successfully overcome reverses, doubts, slights and an outright party mutiny, to become Taoiseach in March 2011.
The inaugural West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon, a drive to provide increased participation opportunities for jobseekers, introducing children to athletics, and the development of a second sports strategy were just some of the highlights of the 2010 annual report presented to the board of the Mayo Sports Partnership recently. The board’s function is to oversee the workings of the Sports Partnership and comprises 19 representatives from local agencies, community, and sporting organisations within the county.
The elected members of Mayo County Council were forced to vote in a new member of the local authority to sit on the governing authority of the National University of Ireland, Galway this week. The vacancy on the governing authority at the third level institution came about after the council executive received correspondence from the university which informed them that Cllr Henry Kenny who had been appointed to the authority was “deemed to have resigned his seat”.
The members of Castlebar electoral area committee paid tributes to the late Mr Tony Kenny, Castlebar at their meeting this week.
The sod was turned this week at the controversial Davitt College sports hall which has been 27 years in the waiting.
A proposal put forward by Fine Gael Councillor Paddy McGuinness that the council publish each January the allowances and expenses paid to elected members during the previous year was passed at the monthly county council meeting this week.
During Monday’s County Council meeting on Inishturk, Councillor Frank Chambers put forward a Notice of Motion that Mayo County Council introduce a policy in co-operation with oil suppliers to deal with the numerous oil spillages on our main and county roads.