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Political news in brief

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What have your local representatives been talking about this week?

Mayo County Council Briefs

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The June meeting of Mayo County Conucil took place this week, catch up with what was being discussed by the councillors. 

Insurance issues threatening Lough Conn Aqua Park

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Fianna Fáil councillor Michael Loftus has raised the prospect of a proposed major tourist attraction in North Mayo not going ahead - due to the inability of the promoters to get insurance for the project.

Crossmolina flood scheme is moving forward - Calleary

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Subject to a satisfactory conclusion of the Department for Public Expenditure and Reform's Consultation and Independent Review, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is to give statutory consent to a scheme that will allow the project team to bring the Crossmolina Flood Relief Scheme forward to Construction.

Call for Ballina policing committee

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Councillor Michael Loftus has asked for a joint policing forum to be set up for the Ballina Municipal District. He told the April meeting of the district that following on from a recent countywide Joint Policing Committee (JPC) meeting, he wanted to see a forum set up similar to that used to exist before the abolition of town councils, when Ballina Town Council had its own JPC - which then fed into a countywide JPC.

Call for vaccination centre in Ballina

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Fianna Fáil councillor Michael Loftus has called for a second Covid-19 vaccination centre in the county to be established in Ballina. Cllr Loftus raised the issue at the April meeting of the Ballina Municipal District, saying that it would speed up the whole process and that a town the size of Ballina, along with the north Mayo region, should have a centre. He asked for the council to write to the Department of Health to raise the matter. He was backed by his party colleague Cllr Annie May Reape and Fine Gael Cllr John O’Hara in this call.

Ballina Municipal District Briefs

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Catch up with what was discussed at the latest Ballina Municipal District meeting

Local Property Tax to be increased by ten per cent next year

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Homeowners in Mayo will see an increase of 10 per cent in their Local Property Tax (LPT) next year, following a vote at Mayo County Council's September meeting on Monday afternoon.

'When it rains hard for a day or two days in Crossmolina, that is when everyone gets worried' — Cllr Loftus

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When an orange rainfall warning was issued earlier this week, the town of Crossmolina was put on edge once again over the fear of flooding in the town.

Provincial recognition for development of international rugby duo

In due recognition of their rugby coaching and development contributions, Connacht Rugby made worthy presentations to Buccaneers Rugby Football Club and Marist College, Athlone, at a well attended function in The Bounty in recent times.

 

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