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Female representation falls from five to two for this term

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There will only be two female councillors on Mayo County Council for its new term starting June 2019, which is down from five female councillors who were elected in the 2014 local elections.

Independent block hold the balance of power

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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.

Castlebar battle likely to be intriguing contest

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The Castlebar Local Electoral Area is the most crowded of all the areas for today's election with 17 candidates looking for the seven seats up for grabs.

Sixty three hopefuls confirmed to contest local elections in Mayo

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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.

Councillors want to meet TII on site in Breaffy

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The elected members of the Castlebar Municipal District have requested to meet Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) on site in Breaffy, to show them the necessity for a major reduction in the speed limit on the N60, that passes through the village.

Councillor payments hit almost €1m last year

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Mayo County Council made payments of €979,734.11 last year in salaries, expenses and allowances to 31 councillors.

No bye-laws on election posters can be implemented

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There can be no bye-law implemented to ban the erection of election posters in towns before any upcoming election, it was explained this week at the Castlebar Muncipal District. Sinn Féin Cllr Joe McHale raised the issue at the December meeting of the Castlebar Muncipal District this week and he was told by the Cathaoirleach of the district Cllr Michael Kilcoyne, that he had received a letter from a council official, that a bye-law could not be implemented because national laws allowed for the erection of posters for a time period before any election and the removal of them seven days afterwards. Director of Services for Mayo County Council, John Condon told the meeting that while a bye-law could not be implemented, the candidates could agree between them not to put up posters and such agreements are in place in other towns and areas, but it is a voluntary decision to be made by individual candidates.

West Mayo Community Diary

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If you would like an item included in the West Mayo Community Diary, please submit it to [email protected] by 5.30pm on the Monday before the next publication date.

Gallagher gets nomination from council

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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.

McHale selected to fill Sinn Féin council spot

Long serving Sinn Féin activist Joe McHale, has been selected by the party to fill a vacancy on Mayo County Council.

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