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Funds from sale of lands in Ballina can not be ring-fenced for spending in local area

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The sale by Mayo County Council of two plots of land in Ballina town to Aldi Stores (Ireland) Ltd - consisting of 0.012 hectares and 0.134 hectares located at the Teeling Street car park, was approved by Mayo County Council this week.

Ballina promises to be a battle to the end

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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.

Latest candidates confirmed to contest local elections

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Fine Gael held two selection conventions over the weekend to further firm up their ticket going into May's local elections.

Latest candidates confirmed to contest local elections

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Fine Gael held two selection conventions over the weekend to further firm up their ticket going into May's local elections.

Residents in Ballina estate living in fear - says councillor

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Residents in a Ballina estate are living in fear late at night, the October meeting of the Ballina Municipal District was told this week.

Councillors were paid €876k last year

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Mayo County Council made payments of €875,561.82 to current and former councillors last year.

Councillors defer decision on future of Ballina Men's Shed at old Astoria Cinema

Councillors in Ballina this week deferred a decision to extend a lease on a building being used by the Men’s Shed in the town.

Bohernasup water outages concerns councillors

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Householders in the Bohernasup area of Ballina have been battling with regular water outages over the past year that needs to be fixed now, Fine Gael councillor John O'Hara told the March meeting of the Ballina Municipal District this week. Before the start of the district's monthly meeting, Cllr O'Hara asked for a suspension of standing orders to discuss the topic.

More than €12k paid in expenses for councillors to attend two events

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A total of €12,228.26 was paid in expenses by Mayo County Council to elected members to attend just two events last year. When it came to expenses for conferences, training and meetings in Ireland, a total of €72,438.85 was paid out to the members for 2016 who, according to the figures released, attended 201 conferences and training events between them, working out at an average of €360 per claim.

No money to pick up after illegal dumping

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There is no budget allocation in the Ballina Municipal District for the picking up of rubbish that is dumped illegally in the area, the coucillors in the district was told this week. Independent councillor Seamus Weir raised the issue at the January meeting on Wednesday and listed a number of sites in his area where illegal dumping was happening. He later told the meeting that he raised the issue because he had been informed that there was no budget put aside to clean it up.

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