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County Council announces publication of a sustainable agricultural strategy for Mayo

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Mayo County Council, in conjunction with its partners: Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture & Food, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Irish Farmers Association and the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association, which form the Mayo Agricultural Working Group and the Planning, Environment and Agriculture Strategic Policy Committee - have published a new strategy entitled: “A Sustainable Agricultural Strategy for Mayo”.

Mayo loses two Blue Flag beaches

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Mayo lost two of its Blue Flag beaches - it was announced this week - after both Bertra and Golden Strand were not included in Mayo County Council's selection for beaches to be considered for the award.

Mayo County Council going green for a brighter future

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Mayo County Council is going green with the purchase of two Citroen Berlingos replacing old petrol and diesel vehicles. The first of a fleet of new electric council vehicles was launched on Wednesday, January 30, by the Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes, at Aras an Chontae, Castlebar.

Trial path work successful on Croagh Patrick summit

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Croagh Patrick Stakeholders Group Members have completed an evaluation process of the trial path work undertaken on Croagh Patrick in recent weeks.

Trial path work commences on the summit of Croagh Patrick

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The Croagh Patrick Stakeholders Group was formed in November 2015 as a community response to concerns over the condition of the mountain together with concerns around safety, liability of shareholders and landowners, the status of the Croagh Patrick as Ireland’s Holy Mountain and the absence of structures to manage the impact of growing numbers of recreational users on the natural environment, habitats and ecosystems of the area.

Councillors want no more losses of Blue Flag beaches

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THE elected members of Mayo County Council this week said they want to see no more losses of Blue Flag beaches next year after Ross beach in Killala lost it's Blue Flag when this years Blue Flags were announced earlier this year.

Removal of bin bag service sees people 'screwed again'

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The removal from use of the single pay as you go bin bag for refuse disposal was a hot topic of debate at Mayo County Council's monthly meeting on Monday afternoon. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne raised the issue saying: "It shows total disregard for people who are elderly, living in apartments, people who have no back door, and plenty of people who belong to this local authority who have no back door or place to leave their bin.

Councillors annoyed about changes in management roles

There was anger among the elected members of the West Mayo Municipal District this week when it emerged that a senior member of the council's management team in the area was to be moved to a new position in the council, and the councillors had not been told officially of the change. The Mayo Advertiser understands that on Wednesday night a meeting of councillors from across the county took place, which was attended by 70 per cent of the elected councillors and they made a decision to request the holding of a special meeting of the council to discuss issues such as this.

Westport claims TidyTowns large town award

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Westport was named Ireland's tidiest large town on Monday at the annual national TidyTowns Awards ceremony which was held in the Helix in Dublin. In total, Westport scored 322 marks, just one behind the overall winner Letterkenny. There were other award wins for Westport on the day, with Nicoal Sammon winning a Junior Community Hero award and the Edible Landscape Project in the town winning the Sustainable Development Award. 

 

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