Eleven general staff nurses in Mayo General Hospital, who were facing the prospect of being unemployed at the end of this week, have had their contracts renewed for a three month period after the nurses boycotted the offering of a graduate programme which would lead to an immediate 20 per cent decrease in their wages.
Earlier this week management informed the nurses, who have been employed in the hospital since September 2012, that their current contracts of employment will be terminated from May 19. The nurses were told that they instead would be offered the graduate placement programme which will impose an immediate 20 per cent pay cut in their pay.
Sunday morning will see a mass exodus of football supporters from Westport, but rather than heading south to Galway they’ll be pointing their wagons east, in the direction of the small Roscommon village of Lecarrow about 17km west of Athlone to the home of the Roscommon and District Football League. It’s there that Westport United will be looking to put together a historic back-to-back pair of Connacht Junior Cup victories. Last years rain-sodden penalty shootout victory over Athenry in Terryland Park will go down in history as one of the great days in the famous junior club’s history, but if they manage on Sunday to bring the trophy home for the second time in as many years, they’ll be telling tales of this side for many, many years to come around the town.
The Reserve is a seven-piece Castlebar based band with a focus on original material combined with some strong classics. Born out of the well-known band The Reserved Moments, to date they have released a single, “It’s Crazy/Tough on You” (2010) and an album Distracted (2012). Two members of the band, David Tuomey and Kelvin Frain, write the band’s material and have also been involved in some very successful fundraising projects that have helped fund the setting up of a school in Ghana and supported the Alzheimer Society in the west of Ireland.
Network Mayo is hosting an evening with Women for Election on Thursday, May 23, in Áras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar.
Working for the AA can get you into hottish water from time to time. There are those who contact me on a fairly regular basis about the behaviour of cyclists. A lot of people have a lot to say about badly behaved cyclists on our roads and a few suggest colourful and rather draconian punishments for them.