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Call for full inquiry into reported staff shortages at Mayo A&E

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An Independent county councillor is to call on the HSE to launch a full inquiry into what he says are clearly, very serious staffing issues at the accident and emergency department in Mayo General Hospital.

Home repossession crisis looming, says Mayo deputy

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More than 100 repossession orders came before the circuit court in Mayo last month alone.

Confusion in council chamber over vote on Irish Water motion

Mayo County Council took not one, but two votes on what appeared on the surface to be the same motion last Monday and ended up with two different results.

Kilcoyne demands action on Newport Road redesign

The improvement works carried out by Mayo County Council as part of the Greenway project on the Newport Road out of the town have caused major headaches for residents on the right hand side of the road out of the town, according to Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne.

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.

Chamber president tells Kilcoyne to ‘stop the point scoring’

Castlebar Chamber of Commerce has reacted strongly to criticisms directed at the organisation by local independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne.

Fourteen new mental health posts in Mayo don’t go far enough says Kilcoyne

Mayo mental health services has seen a reduction of 120 nurses from 260 to 140 since the introduction of the Croke Park Agreement three years ago, according to figures obtained by independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne. The Castlebar town councillor has hit out at An Taoiseach Enda Kenny for announcing only 14 new mental health posts in the county this week when “more than 114 are needed”.

Councillors want right hand on the N5

A number of Castlebar councillors have called on the NRA to put in a number of right hand turning junctions on the N5 between Castlebar and Turlough. Cllr Michael Kilcoyne raised the issue through a notice of motion, looking for traffic calming measures to be put in place at the turn into the Abbeybreaffy nursing home for those travelling from Castlebar. Cllr Kilcoyne told the meeting, “I’m not looking for the road to be widened, it’s wide enough as it is. All it will cost is the gallon of paint to put the markings down on the road.” His motion received universal support from the other members, with Cllr Henry Kenny asking that consideration also be given to something similar to the turn into the Church of Ireland church in Turlough a few miles further out the road.

Hospital sends woman home with wrong prescription

A 59-year-old Castlebar woman who presented to Mayo General Hospital with chest pains last Saturday was sent home with the prescription of a 90-year-old man from Mulranny it was revealed this week. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne raised the issue at Tuesday night’s meeting of Castlebar Town Council where he told the meeting that the issue was only discovered the next day when a family member of the woman went to get her prescription filled in a pharmacy and it was the pharmacist who pointed out that the name on it was for a man who lived in Mulranny.

Mayo General experiencing overcrowding at A&E

Mayo General Hospital’s emergency department was extremely busy on Monday with a higher than usual number of patients presenting at the hospital.

 

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