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Incentives key to developing Ireland West Airport as an economic hub

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Getting tax incentives in place to attract industry and commerce to set up around Ireland West Airport is the key future of the development of the airport, it was outlined again this week. Joe Gilmore, managing director of Ireland West Airport Knock, addressed the February meeting of the economic development and enterprise support strategic policy committee of Mayo County Council on Wednesday afternoon in the airport.

Fight to save Thoor Ballylee continues

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The Galway County Council, Failte Ireland, and a committee set up to safeguard the future of Thoor Ballylee near Gort have been continuing their efforts to find a way to reopen the ancient tower, once the retreat of WB Yeats.

Submissions on new waste management plan open until December

The public have until Thursday December 19 to make submissions on the new regional waste management plan that is being put together following the reconfiguration of the country into three different regions. Mayo is part of the Connacht Ulster region, and Mayo County Council has been appointed as the lead local authority for the region, with Kevin Swift about to be appointed to the role of co-ordinator for the region. He will be based from an office in Castlebar. At the October meting of the Environmental Policy and Agricultural Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council, the members of the committee were given a brief update on the progress of this plan.

Council waiting to hear the third leg of fracking debate

The members of the Environmental Policy and Agricultural Strategic Policy SPC of Mayo County Council this week heard from a delegation from No Fracking Ireland, an umbrella group that opposes fracking on the whole island of Ireland. Fracking sees gas exploration companies injecting highly pressurised fracking fluid to create fractures in rock to extract natural gas from the rock.

To meet or not to meet, that is the question for Ballina councillors

Despite agreeing at the December meeting of the Ballina Electoral Area Committee that the committee would hold monthly meetings from now on rather than the bi-monthly meeting schedule that they had been using, actually agreeing to do so caused problems yesterday. At the February meeting of the committee, there was an item on the agenda to set the day and time each month that the committee would meeting.

Ballina Electoral Area committee to meet each month from now on

The members of the Ballina Electoral Area committee will meet each month from now on. The electoral area committee, which comprises the elected county councillors from the Ballina area and the Méara of Ballina Town Council, along with a number of officials from Mayo County Council, had previously met once every two months.

Turf cutters give their side of the story

A delegation from the Turf Cutters Association, gave a passionate call for the retention of turbary rights in Mayo when they gave a presentation to the Environmental SPC of Mayo County Council. The association had been asked to meet the members of the committee after the National Parks and Wildlife Service had given a presentation to the committee previously on the upcoming ban on turf cutting on blanket bogs. After the presentation, Cllr Peter Flynn, chairperson of the committee told the meeting: “We need to get to the bottom of this because what we heard today tells a different story from what we were told by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.”

Strategic plan committee to address next county board meeting

The steering committee for the recently published Mayo GAA Draft Strategic Action Plan will be in attendance at the next meeting of the Mayo County Board. Chairperson of the committee, Liam Horan attended a meeting of the executive of the county board last Monday night to discuss the plan with the executive officers of the county board in what.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann to work with the council to promote Mayo

Following a presentation by Máirtín Ó Maicín, PRO of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Mayo, to the cultural, education, heritage, and corporate affairs SPC of Mayo County Council, the organisation has been asked to address a full meeting of the local authority on the potential benefits of the two organisations linking up to promote Mayo.

Driver education needed on pedestrian crossings in Ballina

The ongoing issue of motorists not giving pedestrians the right of way when crossing at Cathedral Road was discussed at the December meeting of the Ballina Joint Policing Committee this week.

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