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After all the counting was said and done in the local elections, just like five years ago, the Independent councillors elected now hold the balance of power in the council chamber.
The majority of voters in Mayo will go to the ballot box today, voting on the islands took place yesterday for possibly the last time, with moves afoot to have islanders vote on the same day as the rest of the country in the future.
The maths on this one is simple enough, there are six candidates and only three seats up for grabs in the Belmullet Local Electoral Area. The area has been put back out on its own this year after a brief entanglement with Westport and its surrounds in the West Mayo area.
Following the closure of the nomination process for this month's local elections last weekend, the stage has been set with a total of 63 candidates set to chase the 30 seats up for grabs in Mayo County Council.
Councillors from the Fine Gael party have hit out at fears expressed by independent councillor, Michael Holmes, that cost overruns in the National Children's Hospital project in Dublin could see funds earmarked for the N5 roads project diverted from it.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has given no commitment to Mayo County Council to install safety barriers at Barley Hill on the Westport to Newport road.
Independent Cllr Michael Holmes has called for urgent safety works to be put in place at the Great Western Greeway road crossing at Burrishoole.
“This is the last generation to settle in rural Ireland and when the lights go out on that, that will be it” was the stark summation given by Achill based Fianna Fáil Cllr Paul McNamara at the monthly meeting of Mayo County Council on Monday.
There was a backlash from the elected members of the West Mayo Municipal District at its monthly meeting this week, following a proposal that councillors ring fence some of their allocation from the General Municipal Allocation (GMA) to provide match funding for capital projects in the area.
Two members of the West Mayo Municipal District appealed for other candidates in next year's Local Elections not to use posters in the district.