• Mayo county council needs to urgently address the state of the Derrywash road outside Castlebar (L1710), according to local election candidate Harry Barret.

    The  Independent contender claims that the road that connects the N84 to the N5 – is increasingly being used by commuters at a rat run, he says heavy goods vehicles are using it, and generally traffic is going too fast for a road in the state that it is in at present.

    Harry has been telling Midwest News about local concerns and the need for road safety enhancement measures along this route.

    He says he has written to the roads Section of Mayo County Council about the problems, but has top date, failed to get a response,