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Mayo county councillor and FF director of elections fined €800 and disqualified for dangerous driving
A Fianna Fail Mayo County Councillor who risked the lives of other motorists by driving dangerously on a twisted treacherous stretch of road has been fined a total of €800 and disqualified from driving.
The members of the Claremorris electoral area committee this week welcomed the news that more resources were being dedicated by Mayo County Council to the issue of derelict sites.
With water charges to non-domestic customers going up in the county following the adoption of Mayo County Council’s budget for 2011 this week, it was also revealed that over 40 per cent of water produced in county is lost in leaks.
Following 12 hours of debate on Monday last Mayo County Council adopted a budget worth €131,952,449 for the year. The big talking point of the debate among the 31 councillors was the proposal by the council executive to increase water charges to non domestic customers by 10 per cent, an increase that was criticised by members from both sides of the house. Following much negotiation, the adopted budget will see an increase of 6.25 per cent in water charges for year, which was proposed by Fine Gael party whip Councillor Joe Mellet and seconded by party colleague Cllr Eddie Staunton.
Fianna Fáil councillor Damien Ryan told the Mayo Advertiser this week that he is giving serious consideration to putting forward his name for nomination to run for the party in the upcoming general election.
Following on from the success that Mayo County Council has had in promoting the county as a walking destination since the appointment of a full time walking officer, a number of councillors are requesting that the council look at a similar appointment to promote fishing in the county on a pilot basis.
Councillor hits out at disconnection notices for water schemes in Hollymount, Kilmaine and Ballinrobe
Three local water schemes in the county have been issued with disconnection notices.
More than 100 people turned up to the launch of the floodlights at the BMX track on the Kilmaine road, Ballinrobe. John Murphy chairperson of Western Lakes CC highlighted that this work, which started back in 2007, has now paid dividends with large numbers from various backgrounds participating on a weekly basis.
The Western Lakes Cycling Club will hold a launch at the cycling centre, Kilmaine road Ballinrobe, on Monday November 22 at 8pm, for the official switching on of the BMX floodlights. Cllr Michael Burke, Cathaoirleach Mayo County Council, will officially switch on the lights at the BMX track
An invitation will be extended to Queen Elizabeth to visit the Mayo Peace Park, if a proposed state visit to Ireland materialises in the next few years.