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Council dealt with forty four callouts during cold snap

Since the beginning of the cold spell, 44 call outs have been made to deal with treacherous roads. Throughout the 2009/2010 winter period a total of 131 call outs were made.

Connolly welcomes Kilcolman/Facefield group water scheme

Claremorris Fine Gael councillor Tom Connolly has welcomed the signing of the contact for upgrading the Kilcolman/Facefield group water scheme.

Work to commence on Claremorris Ardroe footpaths

Claremorris Fine Gael councillor Tom Connolly has welcomed the news that the council is to commence work on the footpaths at Ardroe, Claremorris, within the next two weeks.

No plans to shut down Mayo General Hospital but painful cuts still ahead

The devil was in the detail as the HSE finally disclosed its cutback plans for Mayo General Hospital this week, which will include cuts in staff numbers through “moratoriums and natural staff turnovers”, reduced working hours for temporary staff (amounting to 7,000 working hours every week off the rosters of 400 temporary staff throughout the region), bed closures to be achieved through essential-only admissions to hospital with day assessment prioritised and direct cuts on elective surgery that will directly impact on patient waiting times.

Connolly welcomes funding for Claremorris green area

Claremorris Fine Gael councillor Tom Connolly has welcomed the allocation of funding for the improvement of the green area at Clareville Estate, Ballindine Road, Claremorris.

Castlebar Town Council expenses query upsets Mayo VEC

A request for information on Mayo VEC expenses by Castlebar Town Council has upset committee members.

New health forum chair is old chair

The process of electing a new chairman of HSE West, the health forum that represents Mayo, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, Clare, and Limerick, took all of 30 seconds at the AGM this week when sitting chair Cllr Padraig Conneely, Fine Gael, and former Mayor of Galway, was re-elected unanimously without contest.

Claremorris Electoral area briefs

Fine Gael councillor Tom Connolly handed over a petition signed by 702 people from Claremorris calling on the council to bring in a one hour free parking for on street parking in the town. “The people are moving away from the town centre to do their shopping to the big supermarkets because they offer free parking,” Cllr Connolly told the meeting. “Mayo County Council will have to look at making some kind of concession or the middle of the town will close down and there will be no rates coming in from the rate payers.”

Claremorris Update

Claremorris Electoral area briefs

The constitution, freedom of information and some rubble at County Council meeting

It’s not every day that Bunreacht na hÉireann makes an appearance at a local government meeting. But last Monday, Independent councillor Frank Durcan walked up to the top bench at the February meeting of Mayo County Council and left a copy of the Irish Constitution in front of county secretary John Condon, asking him where in the Constitution it refers to privacy.

 

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