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O'Hara wants answers on proposed town centre development

A Fine Gael councillor in the Ballina Municipal District has questioned Mayo County Council officials on what is happening with a proposed Tesco site in the town.

Rural areas are being 'bled, bled, bled' says councillor

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A presentation on the Housing Capital Programme for Mayo County Council in the West Mayo region this week turned into a debate on the future of rural Ireland. Comments from the councillors followed a presentation by head of housing for Mayo County Council, Paul Benson. Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Paul MacNamara said: "What about rural Ireland? If we build all these houses in urban areas are we going to close the door on rural Ireland? Of the 220 houses, there is nothing here for rural Ireland. The sites have to be acquired."

Big Start campaign informs Mayo County Council of crisis in early years sector

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A delegation from the SIPTU Big Start Campaign attended a meeting of Mayo County Council last week to inform councillors of the problems and growing crisis within the early years education sector. Thirty councillors heard from early years educators within their local communities how services are struggling and workers are demoralised. There were 13 early years professionals present in the gallery.

Finding opportunities to grow at MEETWEST 2016

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The West of Ireland’s largest business networking event, MEETWEST, took place last Thursday and Friday in Mayo with hundreds of delegates attending.

Finding opportunities to grow at MeetWest 2016

The West of Ireland’s largest business networking event, MeetWest, took place last Thursday and Friday in Mayo with hundreds of delegates attending.

Castlebar Community Development Association presents cheque for €400,000 to Mayo County Council

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At a presentation ceremony which took place at the start of the month in Aras an Chontae, Castlebar, the members of the Castlebar Community Development Association presented a cheque for €400,000 to Mayo County Council as the community contribution towards the National Outdoor Pursuits Centre which is being constructed by Mayo County Council at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar. The outdoor pursuits centre which includes a state of the art swimming pool is the result of a partnership between Mayo County Council and the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.

Mayo County Council takes home the award for Most Innovative Authority

The LAMA Community and Council Awards 2016, presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA, took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Northwood Dublin at the end of January. The awards recognise and celebrate community and councils together. They provide a great opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work done within communities and to reward unsung heroes.

€480,000 in flood relief works being sought for Ballina

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Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has said this week that €480,000 funding is being sought to build a flood barrier at Bachelors Walk in Ballina to prevent flooding from the River Moy. The news comes following a meeting of Deputy Mulherin, Junior Minister with Special responsibility for the OPW Simon Harris, and Mayo County Council officials.

Cathaoirleach open to special meeting on flooding

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The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Michael Holmes has said this week that he is open to the idea of the council having a special meeting to discuss the flooding problems in the county. However he said that a representative from a number of Government agencies would need to be present so questions could be answered.

More than two tenancies a week surrendered on council houses

Mayo County Council has seen more than two tenancies surrendered on council houses each week so far this year. Senior executive officer for Mayo County Council, Paul Benson, outlined the numbers to the elected members at their monthly meeting this week.

 

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