Rail strike to cause headaches for Mayo supporters

The decision by National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) to start four days of work stoppages next Sunday, August 24, will cause headaches for Mayo supporters travelling to Dublin for next Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final against Kerry in Croke Park. Mayo fans will face a similar issue four weeks later if James Horan’s men can overcome the Kingdom, with the NBRU having planned strike action on September 21, the day of the All Ireland football final.

Fine Gael TD for Mayo and chairperson of the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee, John O’Mahony, has this week appealed to Irish Rail employees to defer planned industrial action as it will seriously discommode thousands of GAA supporters as well as hundreds of tourists, and it will ultimately damage business. He said: “I am calling on Irish Rail employees to reconsider their position and to defer planned industrial action. The first day of the strike is scheduled for Sunday August 24, which is the day of the first All-Ireland football semi-final. Thousands of Mayo fans are relying on the train to make the journey to Dublin so they can support the team in Croke Park.”

The morning train to Dublin on match day is normally packed out for an All Ireland semi-final and Irish Rail regularly put on an extra special train service to cater for the numbers of supporters making their way to Dublin for the big game.


Sport

Troy turns on the style

Chris Troy (Castlebar CC) took his biggest road win of the season at the Mayo County Road Racing Championship held on a course based out of Cong but raced in the foothills of Joyce country. Cunga CC promoted the event and was well attended by most of the Mayo clubs. Troy, known more for his time trailing skills, used this discipline to forge a gap on the peloton, an early attack into a biting headwind looked doomed until strong man Richard Meaney Westport Covey CC jumped across.

Kevin Kenneally, Kilmovee NS, Ballaghderreen, representing Limerick at the INTO/RESPECT Exhibition GoGames, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture: Ray McManus/Sportsfile.

News

Rail strike to cause headaches for Mayo supporters

The decision by National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) to start four days of work stoppages next Sunday, August 24, will cause headaches for Mayo supporters travelling to Dublin for next Sunday’s All Ireland semi-final against Kerry in Croke Park. Mayo fans will face a similar issue four weeks later if James Horan’s men can overcome the Kingdom, with the NBRU having planned strike action on September 21, the day of the All Ireland football final.


Business

Commercial vacancy rates in Mayo on the rise

The commercial vacancy rate in Mayo has increased from 12.4 per cent in quarter two of 2013 to 13.2 per cent in quarter two of 2014 according to new data published by GeoDirectory this week. For the first time the report includes an analysis of the commercial vacancy rate of industrial commercial property across the country. In total according to the report, 1,079 of the 8,183 commercial addresses recorded in Mayo in quarter two of 2014 were vacant and that the commercial vacancy stock in Mayo accounts for 3.7 per cent of commercial address points in Ireland.

Pictured at the launch of Tesco Community Fund is broadcaster Kathryn Thomas with Marion Browne (Tesco Swinford),  Johnny McClintock (Tesco Ballina), Catherine Swift (Tesco Castlebar), Bernie Gormley (Tesco Claremorris), Shane Hopkins (Tesco Westport) and Aisling Wynne (Tesco Ballinrobe).

Health & Lifestyle

XL Clothes Shop and Iwona Dressmaking the perfect partnership

Dressmaking and alterations is intense and strenuous work that very few have mastered the skills required. Professional dressmaker Iwona Pulinska has mastered these skills over a period of 28 years. In 2007 Iwona opened her own business in Claremorris and since then customers have travelled from far and wide seeking her services.


Entertainment

World-class performers for Westport Festival of Chamber Music

A starry line-up of international musicians has been confirmed for the second Westport Festival of Chamber Music.

Artistic Directors violinist Catherine Leonard and pianist Hugh Tinney will be joined by Katherine Hunka (violin), Jennifer Stumm (viola), Guy Johnston (cello), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Chen Halevi (clarinet), and Finghin Collins (piano) to perform works by the great master composers Beethoven, Mozart, Fauré, Schumann, Poulenc, Bartok, Dutilleux, Brahms for duo, trio and quartet ensembles. Peter Regan (piano) will give the 'Young musician invitation concert' and a 'meet the musican' morning will take place.

Motoring

Stylish new Nissan Murano breaks cover

The third generation of Nissan's flagship crossover symbolizes its design-led product and brand renaissance. The new Murano is expected to arrive here late this year.


Opinion

Do we want reform or do we just not care?

So, the Seanad survived the chop, the people have spoken or to be more exact around 40 per cent of them have. The right to vote and shape the future of our country is something that was struggled for for hundreds of years, but when two questions to shape the future direction of democracy and the legal setup of the nation was asked, 60 per cent of the people didn't even bother to show up and have their say.


Property

Superb residential and commercial opportunity in Castlebar

Stephen’s Place, Spencer Street, Castlebar is a modern development consisting of three commercial units and nine apartments in the heart of Castlebar town. The nine apartments are all leased at present, as is one of the commercial units. This property is being offered to buy in one purchase or in lots, of apartments or commercial units. The properties offer an excellent investment opportunity and have a good rental return. The properties have a BER rating from C2 to G. The price guide is €750,000 (+VAT if applicable). The first floor offices are not included in the sale. The commercial units consist of 1x 99.5 sq.m, 1 x 88 sq.m (leased to Domino Pizza), 1 x 330sq.m. The residential units consist of six two bedroom apartments and three one bedroom apartments. The vendor understands that all main services are available to this development. Interested parties are required to satisfy themselves as to the availability and adequacy of these services Viewing strictly by appointment with the selling agent, DNG Michael Boland, Garden Street, Ballina, Co Mayo. Tel: (096) 76557. Email: ballina@dng.ie PSL No. 002072


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