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Fianna Fáil regained control of the chamber in Mayo County Council today (Friday, June 6) with the election of Ballinrobe based Cllr Damien Ryan to the position of Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council.
Fianna Fáil councillor Damien Ryan has hit out at being denied an opportunity to contribute funding for improvement works that will be carried out in Kilmaine village. Cllr Ryan raised the issue at the Claremorris Electoral Area Committee meeting this Wednesday when he objected to what he saw as the breaking of “a gentleman’s agreement” on joint funding of the project, he told the Mayo Advertiser yesterday.
The latest report on lending figures from the Central Bank is a damning indictment of the Irish banking system and must act as a wake-up call for the Government, according to Ballinrobe based Fianna Fáil councillor Damien Ryan.
The minority parties in Mayo County Council along with a number of independents have banded together to call a special meeting of the local authority to discuss the implications of the proposed 152 job cuts at the local authority.
Cong village and it’s “rapidly diminishing population” is to get another set back with the refusal by Mayo County Council of a mixed use development of commercial units and apartments.
At the last ever meeting of the Ballinrobe electoral area committee this week councillors pleaded to the local electorate to ensure that Ballinrobe secures three seats in the new-look Claremorris electoral area which will incorporate Ballinrobe following the June local elections.
The row over the cost of replacing a condemned footbridge linking Main Street, Ballinrobe to the Bower’s Walk, continued at this week’s meeting of the Ballinrobe electoral area committee.
The Tacu Family Resource Centre in Ballinrobe have been granted €150,000 for the development of youth facilities at the Maple Hall, the Mayo Advertiser has learned.
Across Mayo political posters have been defaced and vandalised, as is common with most political campaigns. But people would be forgiven for thinking they had stepped into Baghdad this week due to the vicious and sinister element which has developed in south Mayo where one sitting councillor’s poster was shot at. This turn of events is one step too far and goes beyond painting glasses and moustaches on candidates’ faces.
The members of the Claremorris electoral area committee were told that it was the Department of the Environment which was holding up improvement works on the cemetery in Ballinrobe, rather than the council’s heritage officer. Seamus Granhan, director of services for Mayo County Council, was responding to a notice of motion put forward by Fianna Fáil Councillor Damien Ryan which asked the county manager “to intervene in relation to the ongoing hold up in the Ballinrobe cemetery and improvement works which are currently at a standstill due an intervention by the heritage officer”.