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After all the counting was said and done in the local elections, just like five years ago, the Independent councillors elected now hold the balance of power in the council chamber.
The majority of voters in Mayo will go to the ballot box today, voting on the islands took place yesterday for possibly the last time, with moves afoot to have islanders vote on the same day as the rest of the country in the future.
Ballina has seen a large chunk of its current area hived off and it is probably for the best, with the towns of Foxford and Swinford now in the Swinford Electoral Area following the latest boundary commission report.
Following the closure of the nomination process for this month's local elections last weekend, the stage has been set with a total of 63 candidates set to chase the 30 seats up for grabs in Mayo County Council.
Part Eight planning permission was granted by the elected members of the Ballina Municipal District for a potentially game changing digital hub in the old Military Barracks in the heart of the town on Wednesday.
The removal of roadside memorials to the late Joe Deacy was raised this week at Mayo County Council with Cllr Gerry Ginty labelling the action insensitive, wrong and undertaken without any consultation with the councillors and the Deacy family.
It is hoped that up to 10 buildings in the heart of Ballina on Pearse Street could by brought back to life if the owners take up the opportunity to have them included in the Historic Towns Initiative.
Following similar proposals in other Municipal Districts in the county, the elected members of Ballina Municipal District have voted to refrain from erecting posters in the lead up to this year's local elections.
Independent Ballina Cllr Gerry Ginty is demanding answers from Mayo County Council as to why they have built a footpath on front on a proposed new development on the Behy Road in the town - when construction of the said footpath is a condition of the planning permission to the developer of the project .
Residents in a Ballina estate are living in fear late at night, the October meeting of the Ballina Municipal District was told this week.