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Sinn Féin's Charlestown based councillor, Gerry Murray, was elected to the position of Cathaoirleach of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District at the district's AGM, which took place in the Cultural Centre in Swinford on Wednesday.
Tributes have been paid to the late Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who was killed following a shooting in Castlerea on Wednesday night.
It seems Connemara is just one big special area of conservation thanks to our Dublin-based masters. And sure isn’t it right there is concern for the bog cotton, the pearl mussels, the common lizard, the snails, and a host of other creepy crawlies?
The elected members of the Claremorris-Swinford Municipal District have welcomed the news that a special workshop is to be scheduled with the housing officer of Mayo County Council to discuss housing plans in the area.
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.
Claremorris has seen a boundary change like the rest of the local areas for today's election with the north eastern part of of the constituency moving into the Swinford area, and long with it, Sinn Fein councillor Gerry Murray, who took 1,971 first preferences and was elected on the first count five years ago, as were Cllr Patsy O'Brien and Cllr Richard Finn.
After being lumped in with both the Ballina and Claremorris area last time out, Swinford is standing on its own two feet again this time around.
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.
The issue of dangerous junctions at entrances and exits along the N17 from Claremorris to Charlestown, was raised again at the April meeting of the Claremorris Municipal District.
On a day when seven potential nominees for the presidential election were due to address a special meeting of Mayo County Council just one of those potentials, Sarah Lousie Mulligan showed up to address the members.