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There's a new top man in local politics in Ballina.
The long running wait for a proper water scheme for the 82 households in Richmond, just outside Crossmolina, continues to rumble on. Fianna Fáil councillor Michael Loftus again raised the issue of the lack of a water scheme at Wednesday's meeting of the Ballina Municipal District, as to where it stands.
A Mayo county councillor has suggested the local authority could waive the rates paid by Ireland West Airport Knock for a period of five years to further support the airport.
The proposal by a Crossmolina based councillor for Mayo County Council to buy four premises in the town and demolish them to help with traffic congestion in the town was called “architectural vandalism” by a senior council official this week.
Dr Michael Loftus from Crossmolina was conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree by NUI Galway last Friday. He is pictured with Eamon O’Shea (left), professor of economics at NUI Galway and manager of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team, and Dr Jim Browne (right), president of NUI Galway.
Independent councillor Seamus Weir, who has been a leading adversary of the proposed GridWest project, brought forward a motion to the October meeting of Mayo County Council calling for the council to rescind its Wind Energy Strategy Plan and to review its Renewable Energy Strategy.
The elected members of the Ballina Municipal District were given a presentation this week on the progress made by in the promotion of the Mayo North area as a tourist destination.
A “freak accident” when a bullet ricocheted in Lahardane and travelled 200 yards to pierce the windscreen of a parked, and fortunately, unoccupied car, landed an experienced gun dealer before Ballina District Court this week.
He may have parted ways with his party but former Fine Gael representative turned Independent Seamus Weir is far from out in the cold.