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Councillor seeks support on sex crime laws

A Westport town councillor is highlighting the reality that trafficking, exploitation, and abuse of women and girls, is taking place in rural Ireland.

Tsunami emergency drill needed for Mayo

The force and danger of the mighty Atlantic lashing the Mayo coastline, which was all too evident in recent weeks, has prompted one Westport councillor to call for an emergency drill to be prepared and practised in the event of a tsunami striking here.

Mayo shaken awake by Wednesday morning quake

Mayo was “All Shook Up” on Wednesday morning when an off-shore earthquake was felt across large parts of the west and north of the county. The quake which registered four on the Richter Scale, was the second-largest earthquake recorded in either Ireland or Britain after a 5.4 magnitude earthquake in 1984. Wednesday’s off-shore ‘quake was recorded 60km west of Belmullet at a depth of 3km, shortly before 9am. The tremors from the quake were felt well inland, with numerous members of the public reporting objects moving and shaking in homes and others describing the sensation of the earthquake as like a large truck passing very close by.

Legislation to lift audit burden from community and voluntary sector

The Department of Jobs and Innovation is planning to greatly reduce the paperwork legally required by voluntary groups under the new Companies Bill and intends to exempt charitable organisations from the stringent audit requirements imposed on private companies, according to Westport Labour councillor Keith Martin.

Call for Irish Rail to reverse fare increase

Westport Labour councillor Keith Martin has called on Irish Rail to reverse new fare increases on the Westport to Dublin route which he said are proving a “disincentive to rail travel and will impact on visitor numbers to the town this year”.

Westport to be showcased in German film

Westport town is just one of Mayo's beautiful locations which will feature in Heart's Desire which is currently being filmed in Mayo by the German television company FFP New Media GmbH, according to Cllr Keith Martin, the Irish Film Board's Mayo liaison officer.

Martin hits back at Irish Independent Westport article

Westport is feeling the recession like the rest of Ireland but an article in last Friday's Irish Independent drew “an inaccurately dire picture of Westport's economic status” said Labour's Keith Martin, who is also a member of Westport’s Job Creation Taskforce.

Campaign to reduce the voting age to 16

With the local and European elections on the horizon teenagers in Ireland will be watching proceedings from the outside, wondering why their voices can't be heard. A campaign is mounting to allow 16 and 17-year-olds vote, and it’s one which the Mayo Advertiser supports. At the ages of 16 and 17 you can pay taxes, get married, work full-time, leave school, or be detained at a detention centre, so why not have the right to vote?

Martin welcomes election spending limits

Labour's Keith Martin has welcomed the introduction of spending limits for the upcoming Local Elections which will range between €7,500 and €15,000 per candidate. This is the first time that limits have been applied to local elections and the period covered will be 60 days leading up to polling day, twice the period that applies in a general election.

Keith Martin disqualified from sitting on Westport Town Council

Labour’s Keith Martin, who was elected to Westport Town Council in June, has been suspended from office as he failed to submit details of his election expenditure on time.


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