Brendan Mulroy

  • Home Care Services have been cancelled again this week at the McBride Nursing Home in Westport.

    As reported previously on Midwest News, people expecting to avail of day care service at the unit are having their service cancelled at the last minute, on a regular basis over the past number of weeks.

    It has now emerged that there are eight staff vacancies at the McBride home which haven’t been filled.

    Five of these posts haven’t been filled since 2018 and the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Brendan Mulroy says the HSE can say what they want but this is definitely a downgrading of the McBride Nursing Home.

    Mayo Fianna Fail TD Lisa Chambers requested details from the Health Minister regarding the number of staff employed at the nursing unit and Councillor Mulroy is now calling on the HSE to come out and make a statement of intent on their plans for the McBride Home.

  • €28,000 was signed off on at yesterday’s West Mayo Municipal District meeting for the completion of the Newport Playground.

    Funding was allocated by Cllr. Brendan Mulroy, Cllr. Teresa McGuire, Cllr. Christy Hyland and Cllr. Michael Holmes to get the playground over the line.

    Cllr. Mulroy says a lot of work has gone in to secure this project for Newport and says it’s great to see people working together.

  • The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council says he's very disappointed to learn that the respite service is no longer available at the MacBride Community Nursing Unit in Westport.

    The day care service at the nursing home has not been provided over the past number of weeks due to staffing shortages, and this is the same reason being given for the suspension of the respite service, according to Fianna Fail Councillor Brendan Mulroy.

    He says families who depend on the respite service for a break for a few weeks each year cannot now avail of the service, and he claims that nursing staff are reluctant to take up jobs at the MacBride Home, as they're only being offered 3-month contracts.

  • Mayo County Council has confirmed that agreement has been reached on the purchase of Victoria House, Ballina.

    Contracts and paperwork will be completed over the coming weeks and subject to all relevant requirements, construction of the Mary Robinson Centre will commence in November 2019.

    Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Brendan Mulroy welcomed today’s news as “A great step forward for what is a major project for County Mayo. The significant community support will be key to the success of this project”

    The Chief Executive of Mayo County Council, Peter Hynes outlined “This marks a significant development in the progress of the Centre, a project which is of significant importance for Ireland in general and for County Mayo in particular. We hope it will provide a national model for honoring and building on the contribution of significant civic figures in the Country”

    Mayo County Council thanked Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for the significant contribution of €2m towards the costs and for her Departments continued support on the project.

  • A Fianna Fail Councillor is calling for urgent action to address parking at Scoil Phadraig National School in Westport, amid concerns for the safety of children attending the school.

    Councillor Brendan Mulroy says cars are pulling up each side of the road on footpaths, when dropping and collecting their children, and says it’s extremely dangerous.

    He raised the matter at yesterday’s monthly meeting of the West Municipal District which was held in Ionad Deirbhle, Aughleam.

    Cllr. Mulroy says a turnaround area should be installed at the school and is calling for a traffic management plan to be put in place.