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“It’s time for the politicians to be honest with the people in the area, for example with the sewerage scheme in Belmullet. We have been promised this basic bit of infrastructure for years and when the money was there we didn’t get it. But now the promises will be trotted out again come the election about it, but even if there is funding for it there, because of the polluter pays principle there are businesses in Belmullet who are going to have to contribute millions towards it to get it going. It’s time our politicians were honest with the people about this.”
The Belmullet area saw the largest influx of new voters into the area following the redrawing of the boundaries last year. An extra 2,249 people were planted into the area from both the east and south of the old constituency. The decision to move Newport east from the Westport electoral area into Belmullet and its population of 1,021 was enough to see sitting Newport based Fianna Fáil councilor Frank Chambers decide not to run again, after seeing his home base split between two different electoral areas. While to the east of the old constituency, Ballycastle, Bunaveela, Kilfian west and Lacken north have been added from the old Ballina area.
Rose Conway-Walsh has described Finance Minister Brian Lenihan’s decision to cut Child Benefit payment across the board as “another shameful attack on families”.
Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh told her fellow county councillors at their monthly meeting on Monday that the decision to reduce visiting hours to the Ceide Fields is a concern and put forward a notice of motion, alongside Sinn Féin councillor Gerry Murray, to write to the OPW requesting them to reverse the cutbacks they have imposed on the Ceide Fields Visitor Centre.
The tricolour was held high in the Ruby Room of the TF Royal Theatre on Sunday after the last Belmullet electoral area seat was taken by Sinn Féin’s Rose Conway Walsh. This resulted in the loss of outgoing Fianna Fáil councillor Tim Quinn’s seat. He topped the polls in 2004 with first preference votes, while against the county trend Fine Gael failed to secure the three seats which it was contending.
As the jobs carnage in this country is set to surpass half a million by the end of the year, Mayo has felt the full wrath of what it means to belong to the unemployed statistics this week with the announcement of 80 job losses in Belmullet.
The workers at ICT Eurotel in Belmullet yesterday were meeting with their employers as they tried to thrash out a fair redundancy deal for themselves. The company, which does not recognise trade unions, refused the workers’ request for a union representative to help them work out the terms of their redundancy and asked instead for six workers to be sent forward to hammer out the deal.
Mayo Sinn Féin is challenging representatives from political parties advocating a Yes vote on Lisbon to a public debate on the issues. A public meeting has been organised for Thursday September 24 at 8.30pm in the Fáilte Suite of the Welcome Inn Hotel.
“Lisbon will worsen the economic crisis both in Ireland and throughout Europe” according to Sinn Fein Councillor Rose Conway-Walsh. “The threat to our economy is not in a rejection of Lisbon. It is in the ongoing privatisation policies of the government and the failure to properly invest in education, health, childcare, research and development and broadband.” Rectifying these failures will be all the more difficult if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified, the councillor claims.