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More than 150 men and women who left Ballina to fight in the Great War from 1914 to 1918 are to be remembered and honoured in a new memorial at the Killala Road Green Park, Ballina.
The elected members of Ballina Town Council this week were given presentations from representatives of both Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Federation of Irish Salmon and Sea Trout Anglers (FISSTA) on the potential harm that large scale salmon farming could do to the Moy if such a project went ahead in the future.
Ballina town councillors have asked that the town council give three hours free parking in the town each day in the lead up to Christmas. Independent councillor Mary Kelly, proposed that the council give free parking from 10am to 1pm every day from December 8 until Christmas to give a boost to the retailers in the town centre. She told the meeting: “They are the rate payers in the town and they need our support in the lead up to Christmas.”
It was a week of changes at the top tables of local politics in Mayo with the election of new Cathaoirleach and mayors in the four local authorities in the county. On Monday afternoon, Fine Gael councillor Cyril Burke was elected as Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the coming year at the AGM of the council. The meeting itself had to be adjourned for a short time following an interruption by a group of mostly Shell to Sea protesters, who were protesting over a high pitched noise they had to endure over the June Bank Holiday weekend while Shell was carrying out hydro-testing in the area. After the meeting resumed, Cllr Burke was elected as Cathaoirleach and Cllr Patsy O’Brien as leas-Cathoirleach. Cllr Burke is also the Cathaoirleach of the BMW regional assembly.
The elected members of Ballina Town Council were mired in disagreement of the second phase of the traffic management plan in the town at the April meeting of the town council this week.