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Councillors in the Westport-Belmullet Municipal District on Monday claimed that the recent announcement of funding for extensions to the Great Western Greenway from Achill Sound to Bunnacurry, as well as from Westport to Murrisk - was funding that was announced already in different guises.
The elected members of Mayo County Council will meet on Monday, November 23, at 11am, to try and adopt a budget for the coming year - if they fail to do so on that day they have scheduled in a second day on Wednesday, November 25, to carry over the meeting to make a decision.
Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor, Paul McNamara, this week highlighted what he said was the disparity in funding for projects and services in his area compared to larger towns in the county.
An Achill based councillor expressed his disappointment this week at the failure to mention Achill in an advertorial on the Wild Atlantic Way in a Sunday newspaper - despite the Advertorial using a large picture of Keem Bay to promote the Wild Atlantic Way in the piece.
The issue of planning permission in rural areas in Mayo is set to come to the fore again over the coming months as the elected councillors work on adopting a new county development plan.
Fianna Fail Achill based Cllr Paul McNamara has queried why a high number of sceptic tanks in the area are failing their inspections.
The Easter Bank Holiday weekend - which starts today - normally marks a time that Mayo sees a massive influx of visitors to the county. However, due to the Covid-19 crisis and travel restrictions, fears have been expressed this week that the county could see an increase of people travelling to Mayo to use holiday homes.
Achill based Cllr Paul McNamara has said that he fears that two beaches on the island at Keel and Dooagh are in danger of potentially being washed away if another big storm comes.
Galway athletes Thomas McStay and Damien Landers both put in excellent performances at the European Cross Country championships in Lisbon, Portugal, on Sunday.
More than 200 people attended a public meeting in Achill on Wednesday night after it emerged that an emergency accommodation centre might be opened in The Achill Head Hotel at Pollagh. The meeting heard of the unsuitability of the location for the proposed centre, with attendees saying that the people who are seeking the accommodation are not the targets, but the Department of Justice which had failed to liaise with locals on the matter.