Mayo County Councillors failed to approve the 2020 budget for the county today, as the annual budget meeting was adjourned without agreement - for a second time.

Council management is seeking a 3% increase in rates, and is proposing to cut the General Municipal Allocation -GMA funding by half for each of the four Municipal Districts in Mayo.

GMA funding is allocated by elected councillors to voluntary and community groups, and councillors are refusing to accept a 50% reduction next year, while Mayo County Council was one of 8 local authorities nationally that voted not to increase Local Property Tax next year.

Councillors will reconvene next Monday to continue to try and agree a Budget.

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