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Swearing FFer turns on a former colleague at stormy meeting

The old saying that the only thing a Fianna Failer hates more than a non-Fianna Failer is an ex-Fianna Failer was proven again this week (January 4), when three sitting members of Athlone Town Council turned on a former associate for daring to suggest savings in the forthcoming budget.

Manager rejects Durcan’s claim his wife benefited from junction change

Independent Councillor Frank Durcan has called for the acting county manager Joe Beirne to consider his position after he accused him of benefiting from the change of a junction on the Pontoon/Turlough Road in Castlebar. Cllr Durcan alleged to a meeting of Mayo County Council that Mr Beirne had not fulfilled his duties in disclosing his interests in a property in the area where the works were being carried out. The property Cllr Durcan referred to is the premises where Mr Beirne’s wife carries out her business.

Castlebar councillors compromise to strike rate reduction

Despite some members of Castlebar Town Council saying last week they wanted a massive 10 per cent cut in rates in the town for 2010, the elected members settled on the figure of a 2.5 per cent cut in the rates.

New pay and display to operate in Dunnes car park

A new pay and display system will start to operate in the Dunnes Stores car park, Castlebar over the coming weeks. This new system will see barrier free pay and display parking operating in the car park similar to the one in use already in the other council owned car parks.

Castlebar councillors call for those responsible for economic mess to be indicted for treason

Following a lengthy debate, with plenty of cross table and cross party swipes at policies and abilities, the elected members of Castlebar Town Council voted by eight votes to one to back a motion by Independent Councillor Frank Durcan which said: “The members of Castlebar Town Council call on the Government to indict for the act of treason, the politicians and bankers who were grossly responsible for the undermining of the economy over the past 10 years”.

Castlebar councillors want urgent roads meeting

The members of the Castlebar electoral area committee decided to bring their next meeting of the committee forward to as soon as possible once the council have been notified of their roads grants for the year from central government. Fianna Fáil Councillor Al McDonnell brought up the state of the roads since the cold snap, which has resulted in a large number of potholes around the area.

Castlebar Councillors look for site meeting on planning rejection

The potential refusal of planning permission for a house at Killaghwuan, Castlebar led to one councillor asking for a site meeting for the councillors to inspect the site, and another questioning the validity of one of the councils reasons for refusing the application. The discussion took place at a meeting of the Castlebar electoral area committee on Thursday.

Councillors make hard calls to cut county rate

After two days of meetings which totalled over 12 hours of discussion and debate, along with numerous in committee meetings, the 31 elected members of Mayo County Council agreed on a budget which saw them cut the rate in the county by two and a half per cent, to bring it to 68.76 on Friday evening.

Heston wins support for information evening

Fine Gael Councillor Noreen Heston has succeeded in getting the backing of her colleagues on Castlebar Town Council for the establishment of an information evening. Last week’s meeting of the organisation backed her proposal to host an information evening which would be open to members of the public. The purpose of the evening is to strengthen relationships between the electorate and the service providers and local politicians.

‘Scandalous’ restrictions imposed on Ballinrobe cemetery work

Permission has been awarded to a voluntary committee in Ballinrobe to carry out works at the local cemetery, but it is highly restrictive.


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