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Moy Trust takes its first steps

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Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina played host to an historic event organised by the Moy Catchment Association at the end of November.

Paper, Light, Shadow exhibition travels across Mayo

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An innovative exhibition with art works made by teenage Syrian refugees travels to Claremorris Library this week. The exhibition entitled Paper, Light and Shadow will open in Claremorris Library on Wednesday evening. The artists of this travelling exhibition are a group of teenage Syrian refuges who recently resettled in Mayo.

Council budget meeting adjourned for week

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Mayo County Council’s budget meeting was adjourned for a week this morning to allow for the councillors more time to consider the draft budget put before them. Fianna Fail whip - Cllr Damien Ryan proposed the adjournment of the meeting for a week, which was supported by all the other groupings in the chamber. Cllr Ryan proposed that following the initial introductary presentations by the council chief executive, Peter Hynes and the director of finance, Peter Duggan the meeting would adjourn for seven days.

Ten new social housing units for Westport

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Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development has welcomed the news that ten new social housing units are to be built in Westport.

Planner lays out council's issues with NPF

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The recently-published draft of the National Planning Framework (NPF) has come under fire from Mayo County Council after a senior official said that it is unfairly balanced in favour of the five big cities.

Ring welcomes resolution of traffic calming measures in Balla

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Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has commended the residents of Balla and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) for agreeing traffic calming measures in order to make Balla a safer place.

Swinford hopes for jobs boost from nursing home

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A decision on the planning application for a 56 bed nursing home in Swinford has been delayed by Mayo County Council after planners requested more information before deciding on the project’s future. UK company StuNat Care Ltd had applied for planning permission for the nursing home, which would consist of 52 single bedrooms, four double bedrooms, day rooms, dining room, kitchen, oratory, and visitor rooms along with many more associated facilities, in early September, and a decision had been due earlier this month.

Council appoints new directors of services

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Last Monday saw two new officials take up their positions with Mayo County Council as part of its senior management team, following a recent recruitment campaign, carried out by the Public Appointment Service, two vacancies for the post of director of services have been filled. The posts had been vacant since the retirement of Joe Loftus in last May and move of Paddy Mahon to take over as chief executive of Longford County Council last year.

Sports Partnership launches new action plan

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Mayo Sports Partnership this week launched its new Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2021, the launch took place in Ballinrobe Golf Club and was carried out by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, and Caitheoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Richard Finn. Following the successful delivery of its previous two plans 2006 – 2010 and 2010 – 2014 the partnership plans to further deliver on its commitment to the people of Mayo, greater participation in recreational sport by all.

Ruane to step away from politics leaving a hole for SF to fill in county town

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Sinn Féin Councillor, Thérèse Ruane has announced that she will not be contesting the next local elections and is to step down as a Mayo County Councillor at the end of this year. Ruane was first elected to Castlebar Town Council in 2009 having be co-opted on to the council to replace Noel Campbell, she subsequently won that seat in the next Town Council elections and in 2014 was elected a member of Mayo County Council in the Castlebar Municipal District getting 1,375 first preference votes and taking the third seat in the district. She was also part of two person Sinn Fein ticket in the 2011 general election where she was given 2,142 first preference votes.

 

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