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Dunbeg residents still left waiting

Castlebar Town Council management has promised to have a full report on Dunbeg estate for the next meeting of the council. A delegation of residents from the estate attended last week’s meeting of the council and outlined their concerns since the withdrawal of the agent employed by the management company in the estate, which, according to one resident, has left the residents to become accountants, solicitors, and bankers overnight as they try to run the management company.

Chamber president tells Kilcoyne to ‘stop the point scoring’

Castlebar Chamber of Commerce has reacted strongly to criticisms directed at the organisation by local independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne.

Castlebar Town Council to fund book on history of the council

Castlebar Town Council has given its backing to fund a book on the history of the council that is being compiled by former councillor Noel Campbell. At the March meeting of the council Mr Campbell gave the members a brief presentation on the research work he has carried out so far, which will go back as far as 1750. Campbell’s presentation gave the background to the town getting its first charter and the different types of local government that were in operation over the past 400 years in the town, and how it was used for different purposes by those in power at different times.

Castlebar Town Council to fund book on history of the council

Castlebar Town Council has given its backing to fund a book on the history of the council that is being compiled by former councillor Noel Campbell. At the March meeting of the council Mr Campbell gave the members a brief presentation on the research work he has carried out so far, which will go back as far as 1750. Campbell’s presentation gave the background to the town getting its first charter and the different types of local government that were in operation over the past 400 years in the town, and how it was used for different purposes by those in power at different times.

Council chamber invaded by anti-austerity hecklers

Athlone Town Council became the latest municipal body to be disrupted by anti-austerity protestors when approximately 30 of them waited in the public gallery for nearly an hour before interrupting the monthly meeting.

Ballina Town Council to donate Mayoral chain to Clarke Library

The members of Ballina Town Council voted to donate the mayoral chain of the council to the Jackie Clarke Library when the council is disbanded as it is expected to be at the end of its current term next year.

Duathlon  to bring big number to Ballinrobe this month

Anyone who likes running and cycling is in for a treat on Saturday February 16 when Ballinrobe town hosts its third annual duathlon  event.

Ballina looks to curb the blight of poor signage

Ballina Town Council will be putting new draft signage bye-laws out to public consultation in the next few weeks. Town architect, Kevin Keegan gave a presentation to the members of the council on the issue of poor and unattractive signage in the town and its surrounds and the impression it gives. Mr Keegan told the meeting that the council had problems in trying to get certain businesses to comply with the council’s requests to remove or replace poor signage as there were no bye-laws in place.

Tourist office to receive funding

The Castlebar Tourist Office, which is operated by Castlebar Chamber of Commerce volunteers and various employment schemes in the town, will receive €5,000 funding this year from the Town Council. Cllr Ger Deere told the budget meeting of Castlebar Town Council, “This is an invaluable service that has worked very well over the last year and we should continue to support it. I just popped in there before this meeting and they had 16 people call in already today and it’s a cold wet Tuesday in January.”

Castlebar Town Council to spend €11,000 on conferences instead of local amenities

Four Castlebar town councillors who did not attend any conferences in 2011, according to the latest available figures, voted against an €11,000 allocation in this year’s budget for funding attendance at conferences.

 

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