Members of the West Mayo Municipal District vowed yesterday evening to protest outside the offices of Irish water in Castlebar over the failure of the water utility company to deliver, as promised, a new sewerage system in Newport.
Fianna Fail councillor Brendan Mulroy raised the issue at yesterday’s monthly meeting of the district, saying that Irish water is the biggest polluter in Mayo at present, in light of it allowing raw sewerage flow into the bay at Newport.
He said that despite numerous attempts to get a representative of Irish Water to address a west Mayo Municipal District meeting and explain the ongoing delay in its delivery of this vital piece of infrastructure, Irish Water has refused to attend.
Irish water has agreed to an online meeting with local councillors at the end of next month, but cllr Mulroy insists it’s not enough.
Councillors then agreed to march on the offices of Irish Water in Castlebar to demand a delivery date of the promised sewerage scheme.
Afterwards cllr Mulroy spoke to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about the agreed protest: