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Burke hits out at cost of service connections for new homes

Ballinrobe based councillor Michael Burke has hit out at costs people must pay to connect their homes to services provided by Mayo County Council, on top of contributions to services and the bond that is levied on new developments after planning approval.

Twinning link for Ballinrobe and Lithuania

Growing links between Ballinrobe and Lithuania will be strengthened even more this month when a delegation from the south Mayo town and Mayo County Council visit the Baltic country to initiate a Town Twinning partnership.

Galway County Council continue to drag their feet over Shrule water supply

Delays in connecting Shrule to the Galway water supply continue, with fears that it could take up to a year for the connection to be made.

Death of local democracy at crux of development plan issue

The five-member delegation from Mayo County Council which met with the Oireachtas Committee for Environment, Heritage and Local Government left Government buildings on Tuesday night happy that they had put forward their best case for the retention of the new Mayo County Development Plan. The issue of the plan has rumbled on since it was adopted in April unanimously by the 31 elected members of Mayo County Council, with a number of submissions and changes put forward by the Minister for Environment, John Gormley, and his department and issued on his behalf by County Manager Des Mahon.

Tributes paid to recently deceased parents of councillors

The monthly meeting of Mayo County Council was adjourned this week, as a mark of respect to two of the elected members of the council whose parents died recently. Glowing tributes were paid to both Mr Michael Mulherin, father of Ballina-based Councillor Michelle Mulherin and Angela O’Brien, mother of south-Mayo Cllr Patsy O’Brien.

Councillor outlines importance of attending expo

Ballinrobe Fianna Fáil Councillor Damien Ryan has proposed that all 31 elected members of Mayo County Council should be facilitated in attending the LookWest exhibition which is due to take place in Dublin next Thursday.


Like marathons, election campaigns are long journeys more often suited to the long distance runner then to the sprinter. As on all long journeys events can happen and change predictions that seemed definite at the outset, this is especially true when it’s a political journey. Bear that in mind as we begin the coverage of the local election campaign scheduled for next June. If Madame Editor allows, this scribe will return to my predictions when the ballots are cast and counted to see how wrong (or right!) I was!

Commitment finally given for Shrule water supply

There was good news this week for the long-running Shrule water saga with the announcement that the supply is to be connected by the end of October.

Mayo County Council to review signage policy

Director of services with Mayo County Council Joe Loftus said that a review of signage policy would be looked into following a notice of motion before the council’s monthly meeting by Councillor Damien Ryan as regards promotional signage.


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