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A number of councillors from the Ballinrobe Electoral Area expressed their concern as to where the tendering was for the Shrule village enhancement scheme in case the scheme lost out on Leader funding.
The days of people congregating in public places outdoors and drinking in Ballinrobe and Claremorris could be coming to an end very soon. Mayo County Council will be putting bye-laws to regulate the consumption of alcohol in public places in both towns out for public consultation within the next two weeks. It is then hoped that these bye laws will be passed by the local electoral area committee and a full meeting of Mayo County Council by the end of the year, with the bye laws coming into effect early in 2012.
Councillor Damien Ryan welcomes the extension of the Lough mask water scheme from the Neale to Cong.
The news that work on all major roads projects in the country is being suspended because of spending cutbacks across the country, including a number of high profile projects in Mayo, saw both the major parties in the country blaming each other for the stalling of the works.
Fine Gael Cllr John Cribben took over the chairmanship of the Claremorris Electoral Area Committee this week for the upcoming year. The Ballyhaunis councillor took over from Cllr Patsy O’Brien who said while he enjoyed chairing the meetings he was looking forward to getting back to just being a councillor at the meetings and not having to be as restrained as he was in the chair when addressing issues.
The news that Mayo County Council had approved the lease of a premises to the family resource centre in Ballyhaunis for a youth café was warmly welcomed at a meeting of the Claremorris Electoral Area Committee this week. Senior executive officer for Mayo County Council Padraig Flanagan told the meeting that a lease had been agreed between the council and the family resource centre in the town for a property located on Upper Main Street, Ballyhaunis. Local Fine Gael councillor John Cribben welcomed the news, saying: “This is something that a lot of people have been working on in the town for a long time now. It is something that is badly needed in the town and will offer the youth of the whole area somewhere to come and socialise in a safe environment.” Cllr Richard Finn also welcomed the news and said: “I hope this is a major success and it is the type of facility we need in all our towns.”
The main message from last week’s special meeting of Mayo County Council to discuss the implications of the potential job cuts in Mayo County Council was lost in a war of words and point scoring by the local politicians inside the chamber. At the outset of the meeting, county manager Peter Hynes told the members that there will be no enforced redundancies in the council and that they will be dealing with the issue within the confines of the Croke Park agreement. He did express his regret that the issue became public knowledge through the media and informed that meeting that no member of the council executive was involved in leaking the information. He said the council “will not be discussing the proposals in public with a megaphone”.
Fianna Fáil councillor Damien Ryan has told the Mayo Advertiser this week he is concerned that the redundancies the council is looking for could lead to the closure of council area offices.
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.
Mayo County Councillor and Director of Elections for Fianna Fáil Damien Ryan was accused of risking the lives of other motorists by driving dangerously on a twisted treacherous stretch of road at Galway District Court this week. Ryan has been fined a total of €800 and disqualified from driving for two years.