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Development plan vote decided by Cathaoirleach's casting vote

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It took almost a quarter-of-an-hour and the casting vote of the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Michael Smyth to pass a vote at the council's July meeting which was held remotely this week.

Does FF have the hunger to expand its voting base and win new seats?

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With a general election expected in the coming months, there is much frenzied speculation about the prospects of the various parties across the constituencies. A curious feature of the discussions of Galway West is how little Fianna Fáil features in the conversation.

Councillors call for special meeting to put planning back on the agenda

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The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Blackie Gavin, has submitted a request for a special meeting of Mayo County Council to be convened on Monday July 30 in order to have planning items reinstated on the agenda for municipal district meetings of the local authority.

Minutes of previous meetings continues to be a waste of time

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The final Galway City Council meeting of 2017 was held last Monday and had some interesting issues to relay to you. Three sets of Minutes again dominated the early part of the agenda taking over 75 minutes to get through. Although this is a radical improvement it continues to be a huge waste of time. If every councilor wishes to speak for three minutes and seek further clarification on each matter under discussion then we are doomed to spend considerable wasted time on non-productive matter discussing what has happened in the past at the expense of what can be done in the future.

Meeting to be held in the new year regarding future of Community Games


Special meeting required following war of words at City Hall

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The Galway City Council will call a special meeting next Monday to adopt a formal resolution on the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture 2020. The resolution was due to be discussed by the local authority on Monday, but the meeting was abruptly halted when an argument broke out among the members.

Ballina councillors adjourn budget meeting for a week

The elected members of Ballina Town Council adjourned their annual budget meeting this week. The members agreed to meet again at 6pm before their annual monthly meeting which is due to take place next Wednesday, January 23.

Horse bylaws updated by council

By Tríona Doherty

Barrett stands alone on county council abortion motion

Labour Party Castlebar town councillor Harry Barrett was the only member of either Mayo County Council or Castlebar Town Council to oppose a notice of motion in relation to abortion put before both councils this week. Independent Cllr Frank Durcan who sits on both of the local authorities put forward a notice of motion to both councils stating “that the members resolve, in keeping with the will of the Irish people as emphatically expressed in the referendum of 1983, to oppose any form of legalisation of abortion under any circumstances”.

Further adjournment for false imprisonment case

The case of a 28-year-old man accused of falsely imprisoning a person at a city centre restaurant has been further adjourned to the November sittings of Galway Circuit Criminal Court.


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