Liam & Noel Gallagher, stars of British rock band Oasis, were at the centre of a row at a recent meeting of Mayo County Council.
According to a report in the Mayo News, councillors disagreed about a proposal to honour the brothers, whose mother is from Charlestown, with a Civic reception. Despite the objections, the Council agreed to invite the brothers to an event in the east Mayo town which, according to one councillor, would be “claiming these sons of emigrants back.”
It is not known if Liam & Noel would be interested in such an event.
Seems a bit presumptuous to me; just because someone is part Irish it is assumed that they would want to be ‘claimed back.’
entertainment, local politics
From tomorrow, 29th September, those wishing to use the recycling facilities at Mayo County Council’s Civic Amenity Sites will have to pay €2 per visit (for cars). This is in addition to the €5 per bag for domestic waste.
Mayo County Council obviously have funding problems, no doubt in part due to the current economic climate and concomitant downturn in revenues from taxation, levies etc.. However, attempting to bridge the gap by taxing consumers who wish to recycle is surely the wrong way to go. Clearly the Council sees these ‘recyclers’ as a soft target.
local politics, politics