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Vote needed to approval burial ground bye-laws for the county

The long drawn out saga of putting in place countywide bye-laws for burial grounds in Mayo was finally concluded on Monday when the members of Mayo County Council approved the new bye-laws by a vote of 15-7 after a number of last minute amendments were proposed from the chamber floor.

Grid West concerns to the fore this week

The hot-button issue of the proposed Grid West 400kV power line development has continued to evolve this week. At Monday’s Mayo County Council meeting, the elected members took the unusual step of adjourning the standing orders of the meeting to let one of the affected members of the community address the meeting in the middle of a debate.

Water meter installation has begun in Castlebar

The installation of water meters for private households has got underway in Castlebar this week. Mayo County Council were given a presentation on water metering by Eoghan Ó Neachtain from Irish Water at Monday’s meeting of the local authority, where he informed them that the installation of meters had begun in the county town as of that day. Prior to his presentation, Mr Ó Neachtain informed the members that decisions about policy matters made in relation to Irish Water were not matters that Irish Water had control over, as it was a decision of the politicians and Government. But a number of councillors still put forward a number of questions in relation to the policy decisions.

First water meters to be installed in Mayo this month

Irish Water has announced details of its metering roll-out in Mayo which will see the first water meter installations commence in Castlebar in the week commencing October 21.

Taoiseach welcomes symposium to Westport

Hosted by the Brehon Law Society of Philadelphia in collaboration with the Western Development Commission (WDC), Mayo County Council, and NUI Galway, the US/Ireland Legal Symposium recently took place in Westport. The two day event included a mix of Irish and American lawyers, business consultants, and businesses operating in both Ireland and the United States who came together to address topics essential for international business exchange between both countries.

Meetwest 2013 launched

The official launch of Meetwest 2013 took place on Tuesday afternoon at the Regional Training Centre of Mayo County Council offices Castlebar. The two day business networking forum takes place on November 21 and 22 at Knockranny House Hotel.

County Council meeting descends into farce

The spectacle of local government in operation descended into farce at last Monday’s meeting of Mayo County Council, which saw one councillor stand on his feet and continue to talk over the other members as the Cathaoirleach tried to get on with the business of the meeting.

Annual US/Ireland Legal and Business Symposium to take place in Westport

The third annual US/Ireland Legal Symposium of the Brehon Law Society was officially launched last week by the Western Development Commission and Mayo County Council on behalf of the Brehon Law Society of Philadelphia in the presence of Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, former UN high commissioner for human rights, and current UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Business and tourism chiefs celebrate Mayo Gathering success

A host of business and tourism chiefs from Mayo and Manchester held an inaugural networking lunch on Thursday August 8 to celebrate the success of this year’s Manchester Mayo Gathering. The event which was held at the Ice House in Ballina attracted business and tourism representatives from all over Mayo and Manchester.

Councillor Barrett wants dog warden appointed

Castlebar councillor Harry Barrett has written to the county manager, Peter Hynes, asking him to appoint a replacement dog warden for the county. Cllr Barrett made his learnt that the county has no dog warden services at present as the current dog warden appointed is on extended leave.


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