Relief in sight for Ballina communities hit by water outages

A €5 million upgrade to water pipes in the Ballina and Knockmore area looks set to finally get the green light.

Contracts for the major water mains rehabilitation scheme are to be signed either today (Friday) or Monday, Irish Water has confirmed.

Homes and businesses on the Foxford road out of Ballina towards Knockmore, Rehins, Cloghans, and Ardagh, have been hit with regular water outages and poor water pressure in recent days and weeks because of the decrepit state of the water pipes in the area.


Sport

Tight battle expected in Sunday showdown

After 13 games in the Welcome Inn Hotel Premier A Division, they cannot be separated on points, but come Sunday either Conn Rangers or Swinford FC will be heading home with a piece of silverware for the winter when they meet in the Westaro Cup final. Both sides are competing in one of the tightest league races seen in recent years as they battle for the title promotion to the Elverys Sports Super League with Westport United B (who even if they win the league cannot get promoted) and Ballyglass. The current league table has Westport out in front with 29 points, the three other sides locked together on 28 points with five games to go in the league.

Ready to fight: The local team who'll be in action at West Cage Fighting

News

Relief in sight for Ballina communities hit by water outages

A €5 million upgrade to water pipes in the Ballina and Knockmore area looks set to finally get the green light.


Business

Tesco calls on Mayo community groups to get involved with Fund Initiative

Tesco Ireland has announced the launch of an exciting initiative, Tesco Community Fund, which will see €1million donated annually to local good causes throughout Ireland. TV presenter, Kathryn Thomas, met with the store managers from Mayo recently, to support the launch of the initiative and is calling on all local good causes in Mayo to get involved. Every six weeks, each Tesco store in Mayo will donate up to €1,000 (€500 in smaller stores) between three local good causes in its local community. Customers will decide how the funding is shared by voting for their preferred cause in store. From this week on, every time customers shop in any Tesco store in Mayo, they will receive a token of goodwill to place in the donation box of the local good cause they would most like to support. Every six weeks, the number of tokens is counted and up to €1,000 is distributed proportionally between three local good causes. The more tokens a local good cause gets the larger share of the donation they will receive.

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

The no needle alternative to anti wrinkle injectables and fillers

There’s no denying that many of us are constantly on the search for that magic product or treatment that is going to stop the hands of time and keep us forever young.

Ashford Castle is a great day trip destination for locals and visitors alike.

Entertainment

Leading singer songwriter Paul Brady for Swinford concert

One of Ireland’s most highly regarded and successful artists, Paul Brady, is coming to Swinford to perform at Siamsa Seipeil on Friday, August 1.


Motoring

The new BMW i8 – the future of the supercar

The Frankfurt Motor Show last September heralded the arrival of BMW's most advanced sport cars ever offered for sale.


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

Final call for entries for Connacht Property Auction

The Connacht Property Auction is now taking final entries for its next public auction which will be held in the Clayton Hotel, Galway, on June 12. There is only one week remaining before the auction and property owners wishing to sell should contact the auction team today. The auction will offer residential, commercial, and agricultural properties which will be marketed extensively across Connacht and indeed nationwide leading up to the day of the auction. A fair market reserve is agreed with the owner and the highest bidder secures the property, providing their bid is at or above the pre-agreed reserve price. The auction team are so confident of achieving sales there are no fees or marketing costs to enter the auction.

Kilknock, Claremorris

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