Dara Mulvey

  • A Sligo Councillor is calling for improvements to be carried out to the access road into the Ballymote Community Nursing Unit.

    Works are almost complete on the new nursing home facility in Ballymote, and Councillor Dara Mulvey believes now is the time, with contractors, plant and machinery on site, to improve the access road.

    Councillor Mulvey says the entrance to the nursing home is off the busy Tubbercurry-Ballymote road, and says the junction and entrance road need to be made safer for residents, staff and visitors.

  • A Sligo Councillor has called on the local authority to write to the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross and Moyagh Murdock, CEO of the Road Safety Authority, to clarify an anomaly that exists regarding drivers licences.

    Fine Gael Cllr Dara Mulvey says people returning from the USA can drive in Ireland for 12 months on their existing US licence but must then go through the full drive licensing procedure, after the 12 months has elapsed.

    Cllr Mulvey says they must first pass a driver theory test, apply for a learner permit, complete and complete a course of Essential Driver Training lessons.

    He says this can incur huge costs and may also affect insurance costs.

    Cllr Mulvey says we want to welcome people from the US who want to work and settle in Ireland, so we must address this issue.

  • A Sligo Councillor is calling on the local authority to arrange an amnesty day, where people can dispose of old mattresses, free of charge, and sites across Co Sligo.

    439 old mattresses were collected for disposal  during such an event last year, and Ballymote-Tubbercurry FG Councillor Dara Mulvey has asked the council to arrange a similar day this year for disposing old mattresses safely and legally.

    Councillor Mulvey has been telling Midwest News why he raised the matter at the monthly meeting of Sligo County Council this week.

  • A Sligo Councillor is calling for all bicycles sold in Sligo to be registered on a central database, to help prevent theft, and to reunite owners with bikes that have been recovered.

    Ballymote-Tubbercurry FG Councillor Dara Mulvey says such a bike database register is very useful for police forces in the UK, and he's calling on Sligo County Council to work with Gardai and the Department of Transport in introducing a similar system here.

    He believes a comprehensive register might be a deterrent to would-be thieves.

  • Work has started on the new National Mountain Bike Trail in Coolaney in county Sligo.

    The project has the potential to be one of the biggest tourism projects in Sligo.

    Since 2012 a steering group of Coolaney locals have been working towards establishing a National Mountain Bike Trail Centre.

    Led by the sole landowner, Coillte, the project Steering Group also includes representatives of Sligo County Council, Local Enterprise Office, Sligo LEADER Partnership, the local community and Northwest Mountain Biking Club members.

    Local Fine Gael Councillor Dara Mulvey says the project will attract thousands of visitors and generate jobs for the local area.