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Chronic shortage of beds for cancer patients is inhumane – Conway-Walsh

The chronic shortage of beds in University College Hospital Galway means more and more cancer patients are unable to receive vital treatment on time, according to Councillor Rose Conway-Walsh, who has called for immediate action to open up wards to meet the demand for beds. The Sinn Féin councillor has said the other alternative is to bring back a full time consultant to Mayo General Hospital so that cancer patients who require an overnight stay can have their chemo administered in Mayo.

Lack of footpath in Ballycroy a major concern

The stand-off between a number of agencies in regard to which is responsible for putting in a footpath between Scoil Naomh Bhríde in Ballycroy and the village centre, was raised by Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh at the West Mayo Municipal District this week. Cllr Conway-Walsh called on Mayo County Council to write to the NRA to get it to provide the footpath on the busy road.

Privatising of Seaweed business concerns politicians

The sale of Arramara Teoranta to a private Canadian company, Acadian, is the first step in the privatisation of seaweed and other natural resources found along the seashore according to Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh. Cllr Conway-Walsh said: “The sale of this public asset jeopardises the harvesting rights of seaweed cutters and those who have used seaweed along the Mayo coast for generations. In spite of protestations from the Government that there was no intention to sell off the State-owned Arramara it is now clear that I and my colleagues, Senator Trevor O’Clochartaigh and EU candidate Matt Carthy, were correct in relaying information to constituents that background discussions were taking place to push the sale through without consultation. Erris Seaweed Action Group will continue to work with the Connemara Action Group and other communities to provide a strong cohesive voice to protect the rights of seaweed cutters and coastal communities.” Cllr Conway-Walsh concluded saying: “There is no doubt that there is great untapped potential along our coast for greater use of seaweed and for job creation by adding value to the potential harvest there. But it will only benefit our own people if that harvesting and processing is controlled by the communities living there by way of co-operatives or some similar community based approach. Sinn Féin is encouraging land owners to check their land folios to establish their harvesting rights and coastal communities to work together to ensure the rights to cut seaweed and benefits arising from processing this natural resource are held by communities using a fair trade co-operative model.”

Wild West shoot-out expected in West Mayo

There’s no area in Mayo that can be easily called as to where the seats will be divided out in next week’s local elections, but the new West Mayo area is probably the hardest. The re-drawing of the boundaries last year has seen the old Westport and Belmullet areas thrown together into one giant swathe of land that stretches right from the northern tip of the county right down the west coast to the Galway border. Currently there are eight councillors sitting in the two areas and this time out there are only seven seats up for grabs in the new giant district.

Who is running in Elections 2014

Nominations for the Local Elections on May 23 closed on Saturday.

“Blood money” will divide communities, council warned

There were clear dividing lines drawn in the Mayo County Council on Monday afternoon when a controversial draft policy on ‘Community Benefit Contributions for Certain Major Developments’ was passed, by a vote of 26-6. Excepting Fine Gael where all councillors support the motion, the two other political parties in the council split on the vote, with Sinn Féin’s Rose Conway-Walsh, Fianna Fáil trio of Al McDonnell, Blackie Gavin, and Damien Ryan, and Independent councillors Michael Kilcoyne, Richard Finn, and Michael Holmes all voting for it. Voting against the motion were Fianna Fáil’s Margaret Adams, Jimmy Maloney, and Annie May Reape alongside Sinn Féin’s Gerry Murray and independents Gerry Ginty and Seamus Weir. Cllr Frank Durcan was absent from the meeting. Both Cllr Murray and Cllr Weir led the charge against the proposals at the meeting and both councillors ended up in heated side-debates with other councillors while the topic was being discussed.

Food poverty is a reality in Mayo

At least 14,000 people in Mayo are affected by food poverty, according to two leading trade unions.

Sinn Féin picks team for local elections

The Mayo Sinn Féin Selection Convention held in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, on Sunday last resulted in four candidates being chosen to contest next year's local elections. Cllr Toireasa Ferris chaired the convention which selected Cllr Gerry Murray to contest the Claremorris area, Cllr Rose Conway-Walsh to contest the West Mayo area, Cllr Thérése Ruane to contest the Castlebar area, and John Sheahan to contest the Ballina area.

Mayo Sinn Féin to hold Selection Convention this week

The Mayo Sinn Féin selection convention for next year’s local elections will take place this Sunday, November 10, in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, starting at 3pm. Kerry Sinn Féin councillor Toiréasa Ferris will officiate.

Conway-Walsh loses out to Carty for EU nomination

Mayo Sinn Féin Cllr Rose Conway-Walsh lost out in the race for the party’s nomination for the EU elections next year at their selection convention last Sunday night in Sligo. Delegates on the evening selected Matt Carty as the Sinn Féin candidate in the EU elections in the north-western constituency.

 

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