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Lower Fairhill Road ran from Garra Glas in the heart of the Claddagh to the bridge over the canal at Dominick Street. Our photograph today, dated c1895, was taken roughly from where the traffic lights on Fr Griffin Road are today, looking towards Monroe’s.
The licensee of a pub in Ballina was convicted and fined at Ballina District Court this week as five people were found drinking on the premises after closing time.
Balla Golf Club
Ballina Town Council’s annual budget meeting wound up earlier this week with Progressive Democrat Town Councillor Tommy Cooke calling on the Mayor of the town to give up the annual allowance allocated to her. This year’s budget for Ballina Town Council has a figure of €13,000 allocated for the Mayor’s expenses over the course of the year, but Cllr Cooke wondered would it be better for the town in the current economic climate if the Mayor didn’t take up this allowance. “On my own behalf when and if I become Mayor of the town, due to the current economic situation I would hand back the €13,000 that has been allocated for the Mayor’s expenses and I hope that all of you would consider this,” stated Cooke.
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The delisting of a historical house as part of the Ballina Town Development plan caused some debate in the council chamber this week. Cllr Tommy Cooke called on Paddy Mahon, town manager, to meet with the family in question and sort out the situation, an idea that was supported by a number of the councillors in the chamber.
The members of Ballina Town Council took time out before their monthly meeting to congratulate Dara Calleary on his promotion to Minister of State within the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment. Starting off the congratulations was Town Mayor, Michelle Mulherin. She told the meeting: “I would like to congratulate Dara on his promotion to the position of Junior Minister. It is a great achievement for him and his family and he has been handed a very apt portfolio.”
Ballina Town Council, like its counterparts, will be very difficult to call.