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Some new faces for Claremorris area but six outgoing returned

he filling of the seven seats in the Claremorris electoral area was a straightforward enough affair in the end and it took just six counts to see it through.

Mags Sheehan sets herself a tough task in the Claremorris area

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It’s not easy to get elected to the county council.

Who is running in Elections 2014

Nominations for the Local Elections on May 23 closed on Saturday.

Plenty of big names on ticket in Claremorris area

Altogether 12 candidates will contest the Claremorris electoral area on May 23, including seven outgoing councillors, with seven seats to fill.

Jog the Bog in Oughterard and stamp out stigma

Looking for a way to burn off the excess calories from the Christmas dinner and support mental health? The Jog the Bog fun run is taking place in Oughterard at 1pm on St Stephen’s Day.

Major development for Westmeath distance learning students

Students from Westmeath are among those who will benefit from the announcement by The Open College that eLearning will be available to all their students from the middle of the year.

Major development for Mayo distance learning students

Students from Mayo are among those who will benefit from the announcement by The Open College that eLearning will be available to all its students from the middle of the year.

Walsh takes over Ballinrobe reign

Before outgoing chairman of the Ballinrobe electoral area committee Cllr Damain Ryan handed over the honours to newly appointed chairman Cllr Harry Walsh, he looked ahead to 2009 and the amalgamation of the Claremorris and Ballinrobe areas and feared that issues pertaining to Ballinrobe would get lost in the bigger area.

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.


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!


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