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Is the harmonious accord between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin in the Claremorris Municipal District a 'glimpse of the future' at a national level? quipped Independent councillor Richard Finn at the electoral area's AGM on Wednesday.
A stand off between Mayo County Council and a voluntary housing body in Claremorris which has seen five houses left vacant for a year and a half has been described as 'disgraceful' and 'unacceptable' this week.
While those in the United States will be celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, it was 'Independents Day' in the chamber of Mayo County Council last Monday, when Independent councillor Michael Holmes was elected as the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months. Cllr Holmes' election to the role of first citizen of the county came about through a post election pact by the 10 Fianna Fáil councillors in the council and five of the independent councillors who were elected last June.
Mayo County Council took not one, but two votes on what appeared on the surface to be the same motion last Monday and ended up with two different results.
By Colm Gannon
By Colm Gannon
The seven elected representatives in the new Claremorris Municipal District have more powers than ever before to decide on critical local issues, such as the annual budget for the area, parking regulations and the development of a new community fund for local projects and works.
Fine Gael has managed to rescue one top post in local politics in Mayo following the major power shift brought about in the Local Elections at the end of May.
Fianna Fáil regained control of the chamber in Mayo County Council today (Friday, June 6) with the election of Ballinrobe based Cllr Damien Ryan to the position of Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council.