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A Westport town councillor is highlighting the reality that trafficking, exploitation, and abuse of women and girls, is taking place in rural Ireland.
The force and danger of the mighty Atlantic lashing the Mayo coastline, which was all too evident in recent weeks, has prompted one Westport councillor to call for an emergency drill to be prepared and practised in the event of a tsunami striking here.
A cross-party delegation from Westport Town Council were in Strasbourg this week to attend the 25th Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. Fine Gael’s Cllr Myles Staunton, Fianna Fáil Cllr Margaret Adams, and Labour Cllr Keith Martin attended the congress to continue the council’s lobbying for the retention of town councils which are due to be abolished when their current term ends next summer. While the councillors were in Strasbourg the monitoring committee of the Council of Europe published a report on local democracy in Ireland from its monitoring committee, which called on the Irish Government to ensure the subsidiarity principle is better enshrined and protected.
Councillor Keith Martin has called on the OPW and Fáilte Ireland to meet with Westport Town Council to discuss the future of Westport’s Tourist Office.
The new Cathaoirleach of Westport Town Council, Councillor Michael McLaughlin, has three main priorities for his year in the chair; the first being the prospect of a legal challenge against the abolition of the town council.
Achill based sculptor Ronan Halpin’s piece The Sentinel has been selected as the winning sculpture to mark and celebrate The Irish Times Best place to live in Ireland award won by Westport in 2012.
The 90 Second Video and Still Photography competition was recently run by The Westport Chamber in conjunction with Destination Westport.
The impending abolition of the town councils was discussed by the Westport councillors at last week’s annual budget meeting. Cllr Christy Hyland first raised the issue by saying: “Westport is a good example of a town council and now people will have to go over to the new municipal authority with cap in hand like Oliver, asking please sir can I have more?”
Westport town councillor Keith Martin has welcomed the announcement by the National Roads Authority that the white licence plate style signage recently erected on Westport’s cut-stone bridges was erected in error and will be removed.