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Council recommends €10k community investment per megawatt of power for wind farm

Mayo County Council has put forward a recommendation that the operators of a proposed wind farm contribute €10,000 per megawatt of power created to a community investment fund. However all Mayo County Council can do is make a propsal on the figure as the final decision on the ammount will be made by An Bord Planala. The proposed joint venture between ESB Wind Development and Bord na Mona at Owenwinny, Bellacorick is expected to cost in the region of €600 million to construct.

Adequate Garda resources in Castlebar JPC meeting told

There are adequate Garda resources in the Castlebar Garda district according to the superintendent of Castlebar, Pat Diskin. At the town’s JPC meeting on Monday the superintendent said that Garda resources in Castlebar were not an issue and he also said that crime in the area had “reduced significantly” in the past year—down 56 per cent for burglary offences; assaults are down 38 per cent; public order offences are down 15 per cent; and there has been a 22 per cent reduction in criminal damage offences. “Crime is coming down with the resources we have,” but Supt Diskin added “we can’t be complacent.”

Mayo nurses’ contracts renewed at last minute after they refused lower pay

Eleven general staff nurses in Mayo General Hospital, who were facing the prospect of being unemployed at the end of this week, have had their contracts renewed for a three month period after the nurses boycotted the offering of a graduate programme which would lead to an immediate 20 per cent decrease in their wages.

Kilcoyne disappointed with chamber on town council stance

Hoodies should be banned from Castlebar says Kilcoyne

Castlebar councillor, Michael Kilcoyne said that a bye-law to ban the wearing of hoodies in the town should be explored. The councillor said at the town’s joint policing committee meeting on Monday that hoodies cause a problem for gardaí in identifying criminals.

Chamber president tells Kilcoyne to ‘stop the point scoring’

Castlebar Chamber of Commerce has reacted strongly to criticisms directed at the organisation by local independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne.

Dunbeg residents in limbo following management company withdrawal

The residents of a housing estate in Castlebar have been left in limbo following the withdrawal of the services of an agent who had been acting on behalf of the management company for the upkeep and maintenance of the estate.

Council agrees to cheaper parking for Castlebar’s main car parks

Members of the public can expect to pay a bit less for parking in Castlebar in the coming weeks with the adoption of new parking bye-laws in the town by the town council this week. The new bye-laws will see monthly parking permits for the new Pavilion Road car park and the Spencer Street car park available to the public for €10 a month. Parking in both those car parks can also be paid for at a daily rate of €2.

Fourteen new mental health posts in Mayo don’t go far enough says Kilcoyne

Mayo mental health services has seen a reduction of 120 nurses from 260 to 140 since the introduction of the Croke Park Agreement three years ago, according to figures obtained by independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne. The Castlebar town councillor has hit out at An Taoiseach Enda Kenny for announcing only 14 new mental health posts in the county this week when “more than 114 are needed”.

Dunbeg residents in limbo following management company withdrawal

The residents of a housing estate in Castlebar have been left in limbo following the withdrawal of the services of an agent who had been acting on behalf of the management company for the upkeep and maintenance of the estate.

 

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