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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.

Day care services to resume at MacBride Nursing Home

aThe HSE has confirmed that day care services at the MacBride Community Nursing Home in Westport are to resume next month.

Appeal to couples on roadside wedding signage

Many wedding guests have whooped for joy when, rattling around roads in unfamiliar terrain, frantically trying to get to the church on time, they spot a cheerful sign erected by the considerate couple directing them to the wedding venue.

Westport groups urged to apply for amenity grant

Community groups in Westport have one last opportunity to apply for funding under the amenity grants scheme operated by Westport Town Council.

More female candidates needed to address council gender imbalance

The marked gender imbalance on Mayo County Council looks unlikely to be addressed in a significant way in the upcoming Local Elections on May 23.

Westport town councillors will not take abolition ‘lying down’

Councillor Myles Staunton said that the abolition of Westport Town Council would be a “retrograde step” and said that the council “will go down shouting” if town councils are to be eradicated

Town councillors express their anger at Hogan’s council dissolution

There was plenty of outrage this week from the elected members of the three town councils in the county to the news that they were to be disbanded following the end of their current term. The news was announced by Minister for Environment and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD flanked by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and An Táiniste, Eamon Gilmore in Dublin Castle at the launch of Putting People First, Action Programme for Effective Local Government.

Fury that machinery used at Rockies led to bones being unearthed

Works being carried out at the historic Rockies site in Westport has caused outrage among concerned locals, who in a letter distributed to local representatives, outlined that they were “disturbed by the lack of respect shown to an ancestral resting place” as “human remains have been exposed and scattered about the site.”

Fianna Fáil accused of playing ‘political games’ during Westport Town Council’s AGM

A war of words broke out at Westport Town Council’s AGM this week over the nomination of the Leas Cathaoirleach, with Fine Gael refusing to share the chair with the council’s other political parties, after being asked whether this could be done by Fianna Fáil councillor Margaret Adams.


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