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Organisers of the Féile na Tuaithe festival, which celebrates rural life, have welcomed its return after a two-year break.
The late John Carty was remembered by his former colleagues on Mayo County Council this week, who met for the first time since the death of the former TD, senator, and county councillor. As a mark of respect the council adjourned its meeting following the completion of the statutory business.
As the weeks move on after superstorm Christine, the bill for the repair and future protection of Mayo’s coastline has continued to rise as the damage to public infrastructure continues to be assessed by Mayo County Council. The new total for the repair and upgrade of the public infrastructure in the county is €13,490,000, up from the first estimate of €4.5 million which was given in mid-January.
Féile na Tuaithe, the Turlough family festival celebrating rural life, is returning this summer after a gap of three years.
Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Johnny O’Malley has said he expects the cost of cleaning up and repairing storm and flood damage across the county to be many millions of euro.
At Monday’s annual budget meeting of Mayo County Council, county manager, Peter Hynes responded to an allegation from Independent councillor Frank Durcan in relation to a potential irregularity in payments on contract awarded by Mayo County Council. Speaking at the end of the meeting, Mr Hynes told the meeting that, following an internal check a number of years ago a possible contract payment irregularity was uncovered and reported to the councils auditors and to Gardai immediately. He went on to say that “There were comments made to a specific incident and I’m not referring to that specific incident, and I’m specifically not identifying that incident.”
The announcement this week that 150 new jobs will be created in Castlebar over the next three years will be a major boost for the town and for An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The Taoiseach has come in for some serious criticism from a number of quarters recently in relation to his delivery of jobs and investment in his home town. The announcement by Northgate Information Solutions that it intends to create these new jobs will be seen as a significant success for Mr Kenny following the criticisms laid at him.
The members of Mayo County Council this week approved the raising of a loan of €10.4 million for water service projects at Monday’s meeting of the local authority. Some of the elected members expressed concerns that the council would be left with this loan, as Irish Water will take over operational control of the provision of water services in 2014.