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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Lisa Chambers, has called on the Government to put farmers first and ensure that outstanding GLAS payments are processed as quickly as possible. Speaking on the matter this week, Deputy Chambers said: "I submitted parliamentary questions to Minister Creed asking how many GLAS applications in Mayo are yet to receive payment, and the figures show that of the 5,537 applications made in Mayo for advance payment in 2017, 1,234 applicants have yet to receive an advance payment. That is over 20 per cent of the applications."
Almost 5,000 people will be moved back into Mayo for future general elections following the publication of the latest Constituency Commission report which was published this week. The previous Constituency Commission report saw around 7,500 people moved from Mayo to Galway West and the county see its number of TDs drop from five to four, even with the return of the 4,873 people to the Mayo constituency for the next election the county will remain as a four seat constituency.
The news this week that five courses at the Castlebar campus of GMIT are to be pulled has been greeted with shock and dismay in the county. On Monday afternoon staff at the college and elected officials in the county were told of the plans to cut the courses in Digital Media and Society, Sustainable Building Technology, Business with Administration and ICT, and heritage related programmes, History and Geography, Culture and the Environment.
This week saw the closing date for submissions from members of the public to the Constituency Commission, and of the 369 submissions made to the commission (as were published on the commissions website as of lunch time yesterday), 40 of them related directly to county Mayo and the south Mayo area in particular.
The Saolta University Health Care Group have denied that staff at Mayo University Hospital were told to purchase their own bottled water. On Wednesday night the group issued a statement following claims by Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers that staff were told to bring their own water with them after a boil water notice was put in place across ares supplied by the Lough Mask Regional Water Scheme.
Fianna Fail TD Lisa Chambers has expressed her deep concern and frustration at the HSE over figures showing that in the first four months of this year 29 children were being treated within adult mental health services.
The opening of an Educate Together school in Castlebar this September moved a step closer this week, when the elected members of the Castlebar Municipal District agreed to a four year and nine month lease of Marsh House to the Department of Education and Skills.
A Sinn Féin county councillor has called on the two Fianna Fáil TDs from the constituency to block any moves to close down the Áras Attracta facility in Swinford that currently is home to more than 90 residents. Sinn Féin's Gerry Murray made the call at the July meeting of Mayo County Council's Housing Strategic Policy Committee.
Fianna Fáil councillor Al McDonnell was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months on Monday morning this week at the council's annual general meeting. This is the second time that Cllr McDonnell has been elected as Cathoirleach, having previously worn the chain of office in 1998. The Ballyglass based councillor first became a councillor in 1987 when he replaced former minister and European commissioner Padráig Flynn on the council, and he has been elected to the council in each of the subsequent local elections since.
The annual meeting of Castlebar Comhairle Ceantar Fianna Fail was held in An Sportlann with the chairman Junior Prendergast presiding. The meeting was addressed by newly elected Dáil deputy Lisa Chambers, and by Cllr Al McDonnell, Cllr Blackie Gavin, and the recently co-opted Cllr Martin McLoughlin.