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Mulherin highlights need for pros and cons study of power lines located above and below ground

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has this week highlighted the need for a study to be carried out to determine the pros and cons of locating power lines above and below ground, so that the public is fully informed in an open and transparent manner. Deputy Mulherin was speaking following the appearance by Eirgrid at the recent Joint Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.

Ballina’s running ambitions on track with funding boost

Amibitions to develop facilities in Ballina to make the town a major running, walking and cycling destination, similar to west Mayo’s Greenway, got a boost yesterday (Thursday).

Ballina playground to get major investment — Mulherin

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the news that the playground at Tom Ruane Park in Ballina is to re-developed as part of a €200,000 investment in the recreational amenity. Deputy Mulherin said a new play area with landscaped mounds and paths is expected to be completed by next spring. The Tom Ruane Park playground is a popular and much-loved recreational area and open space enjoyed by families and visitors to Ballina, who make great use of the park's many impressive facilities.

Mayo County Council should be decision maker in coastal development for county

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has called for decision making on all planning matters relating to foreshore and immediate offshore areas to be left to local councils in the first instance. Deputy Mulherin made her comments in relation to the Maritime Area and Foreshore Amendment Bill 2013 which is being prepared by the Department of the Environment and which proposes making An Bord Pleanála the lead decision maker on planning related issues for coastal and marine areas.

Heneghan gets nod for Fine Gael nomination

The Fine Gael ticket for next year’s Castlebar Municipal District in the Mayo County Council elections was shored up last weekend with current Castlebar Town Councillor Brendan Heneghan getting the nod from the delegates to join the current sitting Mayo county councillors on the ticket for next year.

Hospice suite for Ballina District Hospital is imminent — Mulherin

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the announcement that the public tender process for the provision of a two-bed Hospice suite, and the upgrading of the female ward facilities, at Ballina District Hospital has completed with the final legal details being worked out for the appointment of a contractor imminent

Mulherin welcomes consultation on wind farms

Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin this week welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte on the commencement of the first phase of public consultation on the proposed Renewable Energy Export Policy and Development Framework.

Patients waiting on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital has fallen by fifteen per cent

Mayo Fine Gael TDs John O’Mahony and Michelle Mulherin have welcomed the announcement by the Department of Health that the number of patients waiting on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital has fallen by 15 per cent in the first nine months of this year as compared to 2012, evidence of the commitment by staff at the hospital in ensuring that patients always come first.

Swinford court business to move into Ballina

The controversial news this summer that the Courts Service was to close the court houses in Swinford and Ballyhaunis led to fears that the closure of those courts would see a further centralising of the administration of justice into Castlebar. Both court houses are due to close at the end of the year, but this week Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has said that district court business, such as criminal, licensing, and civil cases from Swinford will move to Ballina rather than to Castlebar as first expected. Mulherin welcomed the decision of the Courts Service to amalgamate Swinford District Court with Ballina which she said should ensure the future viability of Ballina District Court Office.

Budget strong on family friendly measures — Mulherin

Mayo Fine Gael TD Deputy Michelle Mulherin has said that Budget 2014 will protect middle and lower income families and hailed the announcement in this week’s Budget that free GP care will be provided to all children aged five and under.

 

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