councillor Gerry Coyle

  • €50,000 has been allocated for the construction of a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) at Corclough national school in north Mayo.

    The monies have been approved by the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring under the CLÁR programme

    Councillor Coyle says it’s great news for the community in Corclough and he believes that his type of investment encourages people to put down roots in rural areas such as Corclough and is vital for the future of rural communities. 


  • Cash will be available all day at both the Belmullet and Westport branches of the Bank of Ireland from Monday next.

    A recent decision, had left customers in both areas unable to access cash after 12.30pm each day, with signs in the Belnullet branch advising customers who required cash transactions to travel to either Ballina or Castlebar after that time.

     Local Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle has campaigned to have the full service restored to the Belmullet branch. He described the restricted cash times as ludicrous and accused the Bank’s Head Office of failing to understand the distance a customer would have to travel to access a branch in Castlebar or Ballina.

    He  told Midwest News today that he’s delighted that as of Monday next, the bank has agreed to allow cash transactions 5 days a week throughout the working day in both branches.

  • An Post has confirmed that they will readvertise the contract for Ballycroy Post Office.

    The Post Office in Ballycroy is not on the list of 159 Post Offices that will close as postmasters chose to retire, however, there were fears that the village would lose its Post Office.

    Having considered the distances to alternative post offices in the area, An Post has now decided to readvertise the contract to provide post office services in Ballycroy, and the current postmaster has agreed to stay in place until the contract is filled so there will be no break in service.

     Erris-based FG Councillor Gerry Coyle says the current postmaster was offered a new contract in recent weeks, but has declined to take it up, so the contract will be readvertised...


  • The Fine Gael selection convention for the Belmullet electoral area was held yesterday evening, to select candidates ahead of the local elections in May.

    Sitting Councillor Gerry Coyle was nominated at last night's convention, while the name of Breege Grealis from Mulranny is to be forwarded to Fine Gael for ratification by the National Executive Council.


  • Extensive gorse fires raged across Dooyork in Erris over the weekend and were only eventually brought under control yesterday evening.

    Many people were frightened, as the blaze threatened homes, according to local Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle.

    Speaking to Midwest News this morning councillor Coyle complimented the response by the local community assisting the fire services in getting the blaze under control.

    He urged people to be extremely careful in the present dry conditions not to heedlessly throw away a cigarette in the bog, or spread hot ashes along a ditch near their homes.

  • The future of the post office in the north Mayo village of Geesala is secure, according to local Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle.

    The councillor told Midwest today that there was increasing concern locally over its future, particularly with the closure of Doohoma Post Office recently.

    However, he said he is delighted that An Post has confirmed in writing that the Geesala Post Office will remain open.

    The councillor paid tribute to the Henry family who had run the post office in Geesala for many years and he congratulated the post master that now runs the business Pat Gannon.

  • The new and long awaited  sewerage scheme for Belmullet will be officially opened this morning at 11am in Belmullet by the Minister for Community and Rural Development Michael Ring, together with the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Blackie Gavin.

    The event marks the completion of a 9 million euro investment by Irish Water and Mayo county council in the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant in the town.

    Before this plant was completed, Belmullet was one of 44 locations nationally where wastewater / raw sewerage was being discharged into the environment untreated.

    The new wastewater treatment plant is located on the Toorglas road in the town and will serve a population of 2,500.

     Local Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle told Midwest News that  today sees the delivery of a long sought after, vital piece of infrastructure for Belmullet and added that it is a great day for the area.