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Maloney calls for council to look into refuse levies for holiday homes

Fianna Fáil councillor Jimmy Maloney has asked that Mayo County Council look into the possibility of imposing a refuse levy on holiday homes in the county. The June meeting of the council was discussing the council’s new litter management plan when Cllr Maloney floated the idea.

No enforced redundancies in council

The main message from last week’s special meeting of Mayo County Council to discuss the implications of the potential job cuts in Mayo County Council was lost in a war of words and point scoring by the local politicians inside the chamber. At the outset of the meeting, county manager Peter Hynes told the members that there will be no enforced redundancies in the council and that they will be dealing with the issue within the confines of the Croke Park agreement. He did express his regret that the issue became public knowledge through the media and informed that meeting that no member of the council executive was involved in leaking the information. He said the council “will not be discussing the proposals in public with a megaphone”.

Further €180,000 secured for Foxford riverside project

Foxford based Fianna Fáil councillor Jimmy Maloney has welcomed the allocation of €178,656 from Mayo North East Leader Company towards the completion of a half a million euro public amenity at Green Road in the town.

Fianna Fail meet with Minister Finneran

Fianna Fail politicians in Mayo met with Minister of State for Housing and Local Government Michael Finneran TD this week to raise a number of issues relating to budgetary and economic matters.

Kiltimagh sterilised for planning if council ratifies by-pass amendment

A huge portion of the town of Kiltimagh will be sterilised for planning purposes if a decision by the Swinford electoral area committee made this week is ratified by the full meeting of Mayo County Council on Monday.

Policy makers on sustainable travel ‘need to get into the real world’

Chair of the roads and transportation SPC, Cllr Jarlath Munnelly, said that as much as he welcomes the national sustainable transport initiative, those on a national level “need to get into the real world” as “we are a million miles” from increasing the usage of public transport in the county, due to the sparse service which is currently in existence in the county.

Councillors’ expenses and allowances almost tip the €1.25 million mark

The annual allowances and expenses paid to the elected members of Mayo County Council came in at just under €1.25 million for the year just gone. The €1,244,587.37 paid out was split among the 39 people who were councillors during the year. The top 10 earners collected €524,889.25 among them. The top 10 earners though does contain seven members who either retired from their seats or lost their seats in the local elections held in June last year and were entitled to gratuities for their service, as well as the two councillors who held the position of cathaoirleach during the year.

Foxford festival gearing up for launch

The day is almost upon us, and the excitement surrounding the inaugural Foxford Festival is at fever pitch. Families in the Foxford and District, area are delighted to hear that Upper Main Street in the town will be full of fun food, and festivities on Saturday August 16 from 5pm to 9 pm. The evening will include live music on the street, comprising of traditional, folk rock, and blues. Among the groups featured are John McHugh and friends, Celtica, and Dave Howley and guests, featuring Pa Roche, Mick Smyth, Suzzette Ruane, John Langan, and many more. Another feature of the evening will be the children’s entertainment, consisting of bouncy castles, face painting, balloon show, slides, etc and a monster barbecue, and the entire event is absolutely free.


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!

Mayo planning applicants feeling the wrath of Gormley’s intervention

Planning applicants in Mayo are beginning to feel the effects of Environment Minister John Gormley’s intervention in the County Development Plan.


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