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Ring welcomes resolution of traffic calming measures in Balla

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:00
Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has commended the residents of Balla and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) for agreeing traffic calming measures in order to make Balla a safer place.
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Ireland West Airport embarks on €15m phase of terminal enhancements and Runway upgrade works

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:00
Work has commenced on a €15m facilities investment plan aimed at transforming the Airport over the next three years. The investment strategy will see over €15m invested in new passenger facilities, terminal upgrades and infrastructural works across the airport facility and runway.
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Success of CCTV schemes in clamping down on rural crime should not be underestimated – Calleary

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:00
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary says the value of community based CCTV schemes cannot be ignored in the debate on the future of these programmes. The Data Protection Commissioner has confirmed that the office will look into concerns which have been raised about the scheme.
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IWAK embarks on €15m Investment phase of terminal enhancements and runway upgrade works

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 00:00
Work has commenced on a €15 million facilities investment plan aimed at transforming the Airport over the next three years. The investment strategy will see over €15m invested in new passenger facilities, terminal upgrades and infrastructural works across the airport facility and runway.
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Family ties that bind, drew Maughan to Lahardane

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:00
John Maughan cut a happy man not long after the full time whistle had blown in MacHale Park on Sunday - his Lahardane side had overcome conceding two sloppy first half goals and trailing by four points at the short whistle to run out comprehensive winners against Ballymote.
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Carnacon book final date with big win on the road

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:00
Cora Staunton collected 1-7 as five-time winners Carnacon booked their place in a first All-Ireland ladies senior club final since 2013. The Mayo and Connacht champions made a potentially tricky All-Ireland semi-final against first-time Ulster winners St Macartan’s look relatively straightforward on Sunday, in front of a big crowd at Fr. Hackett Park, Augher.
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Lahardane make themselves legends

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 00:00
They love their football in Lahardane and going by the sheer numbers of Lahardane people who showed up in MacHale Park, there wasn’t to many left behind to mind the shop at the bottom of Nephin on Sunday. The black and amber was on show in powerful numbers and their sons responded in kind - with a powerful display of football - especially in the second half where they outscored their opponents 1-11 to 1-3 to claim the Connacht junior title.
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‘I don’t think you can ever get over losing an All-Ireland’ - Martha Carter

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
EXPERIENCED Mayo star Martha Carter admits that she still hasn’t dealt fully with the fall-out from last September’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football final defeat to Dublin.
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Lough Mask regional water supply emoved from EPA Remedial Action List

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
The Lough Mask regional water supply has been removed from the most recent Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List meaning up to 40,000 people have had their water supply removed from the agency’s to-do list. The scheme was on the RAL for treatment and management issues at the plant which have now been addressed following a €1.9 million upgrade by Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council.
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Get school buses sorted out, then worry about North Korea says Conway-Walsh

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
Minister Halligan would be better served sorting out school transport problems in Mayo than arranging trips to North Korea says Sinn Fein Seantor Rose Conway-Walsh. Senator Walsh has requested Minister John Halligan to come into the Seanad to deal with the continuing problems in school transport provision in Mayo.
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Be seen or be fined says Mulroy

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
At a recent meeting of Mayo County Council’s Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee, the committee noted the significant number of pedestrian fatalities on Irish roads, currently standing at 26 so far this year. Last year 35 pedestrians were killed on Irish roads: 23 of which fatalities occurred in rural areas.
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Swinford hopes for jobs boost from nursing home

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
A decision on the planning application for a 56 bed nursing home in Swinford has been delayed by Mayo County Council after planners requested more information before deciding on the project’s future. UK company StuNat Care Ltd had applied for planning permission for the nursing home, which would consist of 52 single bedrooms, four double bedrooms, day rooms, dining room, kitchen, oratory, and visitor rooms along with many more associated facilities, in early September, and a decision had been due earlier this month.
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Roll into books this weekend in Westport

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
Westport’s Rolling Sun Book Festival takes place this weekend and brings yet more household names to light up mid-November. From media mogul Mark Little to film maker Jim Sheridan and anthologist Niall MacMonagle to author Paul Perry, the line up promises some exceptional events. The Rolling Sun Book Festival began yesterday evening, Thursday, and concludes with a live recording of RTE’s Sunday Miscellany on Sunday, November 19.
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Council appoints new directors of services

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
Last Monday saw two new officials take up their positions with Mayo County Council as part of its senior management team, following a recent recruitment campaign, carried out by the Public Appointment Service, two vacancies for the post of director of services have been filled. The posts had been vacant since the retirement of Joe Loftus in last May and move of Paddy Mahon to take over as chief executive of Longford County Council last year.
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Moves afoot to set up River Moy Trust

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
The campaign to establish a River Moy Trust is to gain momentum with the hosting of an information evening in Ballina’s Mount Falcon Hotel on Sunday, November 29, from 7pm to 9pm. The initiative is being co-ordinated by the River Moy Catchment Association, a voluntary group that represents stakeholders committed to improving the ecology, fisheries, and wildlife of all waterways in the Moy catchment.
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Sports Partnership launches new action plan

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
Mayo Sports Partnership this week launched its new Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2021, the launch took place in Ballinrobe Golf Club and was carried out by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, and Caitheoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Richard Finn. Following the successful delivery of its previous two plans 2006 – 2010 and 2010 – 2014 the partnership plans to further deliver on its commitment to the people of Mayo, greater participation in recreational sport by all.
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Ruane to step away from politics leaving a hole for SF to fill in county town

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
Sinn Féin Councillor, Thérèse Ruane has announced that she will not be contesting the next local elections and is to step down as a Mayo County Councillor at the end of this year. Ruane was first elected to Castlebar Town Council in 2009 having be co-opted on to the council to replace Noel Campbell, she subsequently won that seat in the next Town Council elections and in 2014 was elected a member of Mayo County Council in the Castlebar Municipal District getting 1,375 first preference votes and taking the third seat in the district. She was also part of two person Sinn Fein ticket in the 2011 general election where she was given 2,142 first preference votes.
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Ballina councillor says Government propaganda is akin to that espoused by Goebbels

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
An Independent councillor in the Ballina Municipal District this week compared the current Fine Gael government’s approach to the Homelessness crisis to the Nazi Party in war time Germany.
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New Year before future of old Volex plant becomes clear

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
The future of the old Volex plant raised its head again at the November meeting of Mayo County Council, where independent councillors Michael Kilcoyne and Gerry Ginty called for an update on the ownership situation of the plant following the falling through of a proposed development to take place there.
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Councillors ready to take on Ireland 2040 plan

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 00:00
The message that came from the November meeting of the Mayo County Council this week was that not only the lack of major infrastructure projects in the region in the draft Ireland 2040 plan - but the small print of the plan itself is going to affect Mayo in a bad way for the next 20 years.
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