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Ballina gets over €1 million in funding for projects

Ballina has been granted €1.4 million for the completion of three major projects in the town from the BMW Assembly gateway and hub towns fund, which is administered by the European Regional Development Agency. The total cost of the three projects is €2.5 million, with Ballina Town Council and Mayo County Council putting the rest of the money towards the projects, which are the refurbishment of Pearse Street, the Jackie Clarke Library, and the new link road in the town between Pearse Street and Market Street.

County manager urges councillors to sell positives rather than negatives

County manager Des Mahon this week urged the elected members of the Mayo County Council to sell the positives of the county rather than the negatives. Mr Mahon was speaking to the members on foot of a motion by Fine Gael’s Michelle Mulherin where she called for the major industries in Mayo to be afforded the opportunity to outline the problems that are affecting their growth due to inadequate infrastructure in Mayo.

Fears for future of fisheries board as campaign to retain Ballina HQ grows

A threat to the future of the North Western Regional Fisheries Board situated in Ballina has been highlighted by CEO of the board Vincent Roache.

New planning and development act slammed by councillor

The new planning and development act which has been proposed by the Minister for Environment John Gormley has been described as a death knell for rural Ireland at the monthly meeting of Mayo County Council.

Report to be conducted on taxis in Ballina

A motion proposed by Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin that a report be commissioned into the “efficacy of the functioning of all aspects of the taxi service in Ballina”, due to the overcrowding of taxis at parking ranks and double parking in the town, was before Ballina Town Council’s reconvened monthly meeting this week.

Ballina mayor calls councillor a ‘spoilt child’

Mayor of Ballina Town Council, Councillor Mary Kelly, called Cllr Michelle Mulherin a “spoilt child” during the town’s reconvened monthly meeting following Cllr Mulherin’s request that the minutes from the previous meeting be amended. Cllr Mulherin claimed that she did not say that the town clerk had a hidden agenda based on pressure from Fianna Fáil.

Mayo county councillors racked up more than €800K in six months

Figures released by Mayo County Council under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that Mayo county councillors were paid out €836,212 from January to the end of June 2009, all relating to the six months pre-election. Independent Castlebar Councillor Frank Durcan who sought this information said that these figures are “immoral in the times that are in it”.

Ginty hits out at ‘dig out’ to developers

Independent Ballina town councillor Gerry Ginty hit out at this week’s Ballina Town Council meeting at the Government’s plans for raising the housing stock of the council, by getting town councils to enter into letting agreements for newly built homes with developers rather than the council itself building houses.

‘Sinister’ planning bill denounced

During Monday afternoon’s county council meeting, councillors vented their anger at the Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill 2009 which is being debated at present in the Dáil.

Mulherin appointed to EU Committee of Regions

Ballina Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin is to become a full member of the Committee of Regions. This is a committee of the European Union which has to be consulted by the European Commission and the EU Council in regard to matters of local and regional authorities.


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