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Independent Westport based councillor Chirsty Hyland has welcomed the progress on getting CCTV installed in Westport town. Cllr Hyland told the Mayo Advertiser that the first phase of the project is ready to go and be switched on in the coming weeks. He said: “It’s something that I have pushed hard on since I was first elected a town councillor. It’s great for the town, it won’t solve everything, but it will make people feel safer and can only be good.”
The town of Westport came to a standstill at lunchtime last Monday for the funeral of Seán Staunton, a man described by Fr Charlie McDonnell during his funeral Mass as “The father of Westport”.
The curtain finally came down on the local and European election count in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar in the early hours of Thursday after a mammoth almost five days of counting of votes, when Marian Harkin held off the challenge of Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher to win the last seat in the Midlands North West European constituency.
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.
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.
A Westport town councillor is highlighting the reality that trafficking, exploitation, and abuse of women and girls, is taking place in rural Ireland.
Fine Gael town councillor and county council candidate Cllr Brendan Henaghan has lashed out at his town council colleague Labour Cllr Harry Barrett for what he says is “continuously using criticism of An Taoiseach to pursue his own political agenda and getting cheap publicity”.
Next Monday the future shape and direction of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar will be mapped out when Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits the hospital. The future of the facility had been a hot topic of debate over recent years, with calls for the Taoiseach to make sure the facility was saved and improved. An Taoiseach’s visit follows the inclusion of the hospital in the HSE capital plan for this year, with an allocation of €11 million in funding for the facility to ensure its future and bring it up to required HIQA standards. It’s expected the plans for the project will be completed by the end of the month and it will then go out to tender for design. The project will see the refurbishment and extensions to three long stay wards and an rehabilitation ward.
Sinn Féin may run two candidates, county councillor Dermot Connolly and town councillor Michael Breathnach, in the Ballinasloe ward for May’s Local Election.
The recent convention of South Westmeath members of Fianna Fail saw four candidates put forward for the 2014 local election.