Cllr Brendan Mulroy

  • Construction of the Newport Wastewater Treatment Plant will commence in 2021.

    This news has been confirmed by Irish Water to local Fianna Fail Cllr. Brendan Mulroy.

    Irish Water say the new treatment plan is a high priority and is included on the current investment plan.

    Cllr. Mulroy is hopeful the process of land acquisition will be completed very quickly to move on towards the construction stage.

  • Westport Fianna Fail Cllr Brendan Mulroy has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, following a hotly elected contest today.

    Fianna Fail, working with the Independents elected to the local authority have managed to strike a deal to elect Cllr Mulroy as Cathaoirleach, with Fianna Fail’s Al McDonnell as Leas-Cathaoirleach.

    Meanwhile Castlerea based Fianna Fail Cllr Paschal Fitzmaurice is expected to be elected as Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council today. That meeting is underway and we hope to have more later.

  • Progress is continuing on the Newport sewage scheme, which should be completed by 2024.

    That's according to Westport-based Fianna Fail Councillor Brendan Mulroy.

    Raw sewage is continuing to flow into the sea at Newport Quay, but plans are in place for a new waste water treatment plant.

    While there were some concerns locally that the scheme might be delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions, Councillor Mulroy says the feasibility study is currently being finalised, and the scheme is progressing.

  • West Mayo Councillors have agreed to write to the Transport Minister Shane Ross to try and bring in a law to penalise people who fail to wear hi-visibility clothing while out walking.

    Fianna Fail Councillor Brendan Mulroy asked the SPC to get legal advice and see if a by-law could be brought in within Mayo County Council but that can’t be done.

    As a result of this Cllr Mulroy says the only solution is now to meet with Minister Ross to address this issue.

    Cllr Mulroy says if we can save one life and family from going to a graveyard it will be a good day’s work.

  • A Westport based Councillor has again called for the wearing of high-viz vests in poorly lit areas to become law.

    Fianna Fail Councillor Brendan Mulroy made the call at the Roads and Transportation Strategic and Policy Committee meeting last week.

    Last year Cllr Mulroy called for the imposition of fines for people found to be walking on badly lit rural roads, without a high-viz jacket.

    At the time the call gained national interest but Cllr Mulroy says the campaign has made very little headway since.

    He has asked the SPC to go to Mayo County Council to see if a bye-law can be enacted in the county in the first instance.

  • A Westport Councillor will climb Croagh Patrick backwards tomorrow in aid of Mayo Mountain Rescue.

    Fianna Fail Cllr Brendan Mulroy is undertaking the challenge to raise funds for the voluntary organisation.

    Last autumn Cllr Mulroy said he would undertake the challenge if Mayo won the All-Ireland Senior Football Final.

    Mayo didn’t get the result but Cllr Mulroy decided it would be a unique fundraising idea.

    People can still donate to the challenge via Cllr Mulroy’s Facebook page or by calling him directly on 087-9820542.