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A number of Mayo candidates are seeking election to the 25th sitting of Seanad Éireann next month, with both the Universities and the vocational panels nomination proceedings closing recently.
Westport based Fianna Fáil councillor Brendan Mulroy has taken over the role of Leas Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council. The first term member of the council was elected to the role from newly elected Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers who had to vacate her council seat following her election to the Dáil at the end of February.
The allocation of €500,000 for the R312 which links Castlebar to Bangor could be up to €49.5 million less than what is needed to do the job properly according to Sinn Féin general election candidate Cllr Rose Conway Walsh. The allocation of the funding was welcomed by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny who said that, “I am glad to announce that Government has allocated half a million euros to the R312 which has been the subject of concern for some time and which the recent floods again highlighted. The money will be used to realign a dangerous bridge at Glenisland and to rectify the flooding problems at three locations along Beltra Lough which flooded recently.”
Sinn Féin councillor and general election candidate Cllr Rose Conway Walsh said this week that Fianna Fáil's protesting at cuts in home help hours "run hollow" as they themselves slashed home help hours during their last term in government. Cllr Conway Walsh said this week: "Fianna Fail's protestations over the 9,000 hours cut from home help hours in Mayo since 2012 by Fine Gael run hollow when they themselves cut 32,000 hours of home help in the county in just one year period from August 21 2009 to August 31 2010.
Last week the elected members of the West Mayo Municipal District thought they had secured a victory in their battle against on street parking charges in the towns around the district, when all of the councillors backed a proposal that on street parking charges would be "taken off the agenda". However on Monday morning, when the Municipal District met to discuss their discretionary budget for the coming year the item was very much back on the agenda.