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Two students injured in Berkeley accident have strong Westport connections

The community in Westport has begun to express its sympathy and support for the families and friends of those killed and injured in the horrific balcony collapse in Berkeley California on Tuesday.

Tourism trail labelled ‘unsafe’ for visitors and locals alike

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A vital link on what is fast becoming one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions - the Wild Atlantic Way - is in a ‘desperate state of disrepair’ and in such urgent need of upgrading as to be deemed unsafe for visitors and locals alike by one county councillor.

Urgent action required on Leenane road — Mulroy

There is an urgent requirement for action to be taken to get a number of hedges under control on the Leenane road out of Westport, Fianna Fáil councillor Brenda Mulroy said this week.

Holmes becomes first cathaoirleach of a Municipal District in Mayo

Mulranny based Independent Cllr Michael Holmes was elected the first cathaoirleach of one of the new Municipal Districts, when he won a vote to take the chair of the of the area by four votes to two, with one member abstaining from the vote.

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.

No major progress following NRA meeting, roads SPC told

The chairperson of the Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council this week reported to the committee there had been no major progress following a meeting between the delegation and the NRA recently.

Councillors furious over proposed curtailing of ATM access

The proposed removal of 24-hour access to the only ATM on Achill Island caused a lot of anger at the monthly meeting of the Belmullet Electoral Area committee this week.

Major improvement for Westport to Mulranny road

A major improvement scheme to the Westport to Mulranny road was discussed at the Belmullet Electoral Area committee this week.

Flashing signs and spotlights on badly damaged N59

The elected members of Mayo County Council for the Belmullet area expressed their outrage at the condition of the N59 from Belmullet to Castlebar at a meeting of the electoral area committee this week, after they were informed that the NRA had requested a report on the damage caused to the N59 during the spell of freezing weather. “I’m dismayed, I don’t know where to start or finish,” Fine Gael Councillor Gerry Coyle told the meeting. “I was out on that road the last day and there are flashing signs warning people of potholes ahead and spotlights pointing at nothing, they’re not pointing at the potholes. Between Bangor and Belmullet there are potholes that you would need a lifeguard on because they are so big. You have to have an NCT for your car, but you could leave the house and your car would be fine for the NCT, but when you get to Ballina it wouldn’t pass because of the potholes you’ve hit. I want to know how much these lights and signs are costing.”

Fianna Fáil Councillor admits ‘some aspects of the budget I can’t defend’

This monthly meeting of Mayo County Council saw the Fine Gael members of the council launch a scathing attack on the recent budget cutbacks. The remarks of the majority side of the house saw a number of Fianna Fáil councillors admit that they themselves were not happy with the budget. Achill-based Cllr Michael McNamara told the meeting that “there are some aspects of the the budget that I can’t defend”. While Claremorris area councillor Pat McHugh said “I have been a loyal supporter of the Government, but I’m not afraid to say there is no way I can defend this budget. There are many issues that have been raised, and they were discussed at meetings of Fianna Fáil councillors around the country, and a number of areas where a hatchet was used when a scalpel should have been.”

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