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Zoned parking charges could come to Ballina

The issue of parking and seeing a turnover of car-parking spaces in the town centre is something that has been a topic of most major towns in recent times. Ballina Town Council has decided to implement a zoned parking system with three different parking zones with different pricing structures for each zone.

Zoned parking charges could come to Ballina

The issue of parking and seeing a turnover of car-parking spaces in the town centre is something that has been a topic of most major towns in recent times. Ballina Town Council has decided to implement a zoned parking system with three different parking zones with different pricing structures for each zone.

Ballina Méara wants referendum on abolition

The Méara of Ballina Town Council has called for a referendum to be held on the same day as the proposed referendum on the abolition of the Seanad, to see do people want to retain town councils rather than abolish them as is proposed at the moment.

Last Mayor standing — O’Malley sets out his stall as Ballina’s last Mayor

The new Mayor of Ballina, Fianna Fáil councillor Johnny O’Malley, has set out his stall in what looks to be the last year of the town council.

Cycle Against Suicide receives big welcome at St Mary’s Secondary School

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Secret Millionaire Jim Breen lauded Ballina’s St Mary’s Secondary School for its “outstanding” welcome on Monday last, April 29, when hundreds of cyclists rolled into the north Mayo capital for the national Cycle Against Suicide.

Ballina councillors praise parade efforts

The elected members of Ballina Town Council were full of praise this week for all those involved in taking part in and organising the St Patrick’s Day parade last weekend. The council gave €5,000 funding for the parade this year and all agreed it was money well spent.

No St Patrick’s Day trip for Ballina councillors

The members of Ballina Town Council this week decided that there would be no foreign trip this year for the Méara for St Patrick’s Day. The council members were considering an invitation from the twinned town of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to attend the St Patrick’s Day parade on March 11. The councillors also were considering an invitation from the Athis Mons in France.

Ballina councillors back the retention of Easkey court

The elected members of Ballina Town Council gave their unanimous backing to retention of Easkey District Court, which is operated out of the Ballina District Court office, at their monthly meeting this week.

Ballina councillors generally welcome Pearse Street refurbishment

The members of Ballina Town Council gave a general welcome to the refurbishment works that will be carried out on Pearse Street in the town, but expressed some reservations in relation to the time scale of the project and the positioning of the taxi rank during and after the process. Town engineer Michael O’Grady told the elected members that the public consultation period of four weeks and the submission period of another two weeks had now passed and that two submissions were received. The submissions were from the Ballina Taxi Association in regard to the position of the taxi rank in the future and Ballina Chamber of Commerce. O’Grady told the members that while the rank will have to be temporarily moved during the refurbishment process, the taxi rank issue was not part of this current process but would have to be dealt with under town council bye laws.

Ballina developers to pay €3,500 in extra development contribution

The elected members of Ballina Town Council narrowly passed a revised supplementary development contribution scheme at their monthly meeting. The revised plan which saw the cost of the contribution cut from €4,500 per residential unit to €3,500 was passed by a vote of five to four in the chamber after a lengthy debate. The proposal to put the item through but with a reduced charge was made by Fianna Fáil councillor Padraig Moore, which was a counter motion to Independent councillor Mary Kelly’s proposal to shelve the item for 12 months and bring it back to the council then.

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