Cllr Tom Connolly

  • Further developing Ireland West Airport Knock, and the strategic zone around the airport to attract new industry and jobs is a key priority for the new Cathaoirleach of the Claremorris / Swinford Municipal District.

    The first meeting of the new authority took place in the Claremorris offices of Mayo County Council yesterday, and Claremorris-based FG Councillor Tom Connolly was elected Cathaoirleach.

    He defeated Fianna Fail Councillor John Caulfield by 6 votes to 4 to take up the position, and his FG colleague Patsy O'Brien was elected leas-Cathaoirleach.

  • Works to replace 1.9 kilometres of ageing water mains and service connections in Ballindine will get underway on Tuesday.

    These works will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages experienced in the area in the past and will eliminate leaks.

    The works will begin on Tuesday and are expected to be completed by the end of June.

    The project will be delivered by Mayo County Council on behalf of Irish Water and will take place on the Scardaune Road, west of Ballindine.

    The works may involve some short term water shut offs and traffic management plans but local residents and businesses will be notified of these in advance.

    Local Fine Gael Cllr Tom Connolly told Midwest News the works are welcome news