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Claremorris election candidate Richard Finn this week called on Mayo County Council and the National Roads Authority to immediately install speed limits at the village of Brickens which has been the scene of many accidents.
Claremorris Electoral Area – Poor Fianna Fáil strategy saw two sitting councillors lose out in Clare
Total poll: 14,949
The big loser in the shake up of the electoral area map last year was the Ballinrobe area, who have had their autonomy as an electoral area usurped and have been consumed into a newly expanded Claremorris electoral area.
Before Cllr Joe Mellett had even handed over the Cathaoirleach’s chain to incoming Cathaoirleach for the next 12 months, Cllr John Cribben, independent Castlebar based Cllr Frank Durcan fired his first warning shot across the bows of the new council. Cllr Durcan told the meeting, “In the interests of transparency and accountability, I would call that the salaries of the Cathaoirleach, the leas Cathaoirleach and all the committee chairpersons be given to the general public”. Cllr Durcan’s call was seconded by fellow independent Cllr Gerry Ginty from Ballina.
The members of the Claremorris electoral area committee threw their support behind a motion from Independent Councillor Richard Finn that called on Mayo County Council to offer its full support for the proposed new Bio-spark plant in the town.
The towns of Ballinrobe and Claremorris were given a boost in the run up to Christmas this week, with the news that both towns will see free parking introduced in a number of areas in the towns for the festive season.
After two days of meetings which totalled over 12 hours of discussion and debate, along with numerous in committee meetings, the 31 elected members of Mayo County Council agreed on a budget which saw them cut the rate in the county by two and a half per cent, to bring it to 68.76 on Friday evening.