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New study centre in Castlebar

The Mayor of Castlebar, Cllr Noreen Heston, has secured agreement from Mayo County Council to make its training centre available to students who are studying for their mock exams.

Heston takes the chain as Castlebar’s second lady Mayor

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On a historic night for Castlebar Town Council, when Cllr Noreen Heston became the final Mayor of the authority, there was not much room left to spare in the packed chamber of Marsh Haouse, as family and friends from Ballycroy to Castlebar and even London were packed in to the chamber and down the stairs in the building to see her accept the chain of office. Cllr Heston succeeded her Fine Gael party colleague Cllr Brendan Henaghan for the position, and became only the second woman to hold the honour in the town. Fittingly for the night that was in it, the first female mayor, Eanya Egan, was present in the chamber and she took a seat at the council table and was not afraid to throw a few barbs across the chamber at some of her former colleagues, during some of the light hearted moments of the evening.

Plain clothed Gardaí to patrol Castlebar streets to identify young thugs

Gardaí in Castlebar are going to patrol the streets in plain clothes to try to identify the thugs who are harassing children and teenagers on a daily basis.

Changes to Landlord and Tenant Law welcomed

Castlebar Fine Gael town councillor Noreen Heston has warmly welcomed the publication by Minister Jan O’Sullivan of legislation to reform landlord and tenant law.

Residents and businesses invited to Castlebar policing meeting

A public meeting to be held by The Castlebar Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is being opened up to residents and business associations wishing to make submissions.

Need for additional bus stop in Castlebar highlighted

A call has been made for the provision of a new bus stop in Castlebar.

Heston questions length of time Newtown traffic lights were out

At the monthly meeting of Castlebar Town Council last week, Fine Gael councillor Noreen Heston raised the issue of why the traffic lights in Newtown were out of order for so long. Cllr Heston told the meeting: “It is an important issue, I know it’s a county council matter, but the lights were left out of order for a very long time and there were a number of accidents there. There should have been a member of the Gardaí or a traffic warden placed at the lights because it was very dangerous.” Cllr Heston said that she had been in contact with the gardaí about the issue and was told that it was a matter of resources that they couldn not post someone there all the time, while the council said it was a similar issue for them.

Garda numbers in Mayo are lower than 2008 levels — Kenny

Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny has expressed concern that Garda personnel numbers in County Mayo are slipping.

Pedestrian and cycling lanes needed in Moneen

Fine Gael Castlebar town councillor Noreen Heston has expressed her concern that no bicycle lane exists on the Moneen Road in Castlebar.

No deal with Gavin for supporting Guthrie for VEC post

The Fine Gael party in Castlebar has not made any deal with Fianna Fáil councillor Blackie Gavin to get him to support former town councillor Kevin Guthrie’s appointment to a vacant post on Mayo VEC, according to Cllr Ger Deere. The post, which was vacated by Fine Gael councillor Noreen Heston when she resigned from the VEC in March, was filled by former Mayor of Castlebar, Kevin Guthrie, on Tuesday night when he beat fellow nominee Tony Deffley by five votes to four in council chamber. “I can categorically deny that any deal has been done with Cllr Gavin in relation to him supporting Kevin Guthrie for the post in the VEC,” Cllr Deere said. “He made up his own mind in relation to it and thinks Kevin Guthrie is the best person for the position.”

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