Designer of Ballyglass childcare facility receives Best Architect award

Fri, Feb 06, 2009

Castlebar structural design company SDS Ltd, won the prestigious LAMA (Local Authority Members’ Association) award for Best Architect at the Zurich sponsored awards.

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Mayo native appointed dean of business, public policy, and law at NUIG

Fri, Feb 06, 2009

Dr Willie Golden, originally from Westport, has been appointed Dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway. He will have responsibility for the JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics, and the School of Law.

Dr Golden has been a lecturer in business information systems at NUI Galway since 1992 and since 2006, has been director of the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC) at the university. As director, he led a team of researchers which secured €6 million funding for social science research at NUI Galway. He has published extensively, co-authored a book, contributed 10 chapters to other texts, and published 16 journal papers in the areas of electronic commerce and information systems.

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Smart Telecom to ‘fire up’ Ballina MANS

Fri, Feb 06, 2009

Businesses in Ballina will be celebrating the announcement by Smart Telecom that they now have the capability to connect and operate the MAN system in Ballina. The connection of the fibre network will mean that Ballina will be the only town in Mayo capable of offering this level of communication and will make the north Mayo capital a more attractive location for business.

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Four Mayo hotels on Bridgestone’s best 100 places to stay guide

Fri, Feb 06, 2009

Lisloughrey Lodge in Cong is one of 11 new entrants in the Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2009. The guide, together with its sister publication, the Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland 2009, has just been published by John and Sally McKenna.

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Charity fashion and food extravaganza

Fri, Jan 30, 2009

Claremorris Chamber is hosting a Fashion and Food Extravaganza on February 7 in the McWilliam Park Hotel. The event is in association with Mayo Cancer Support - a charity that helps families dealing with cancer. There will be a fashion show, food demo, hair and make-up advice, and a best dressed lady competition with a prize of €300 to be spent in the participating shops.

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Mayo Plus outlines business supports for small businesses

Fri, Jan 30, 2009

Many small businesses face challenging times and a downturn in business confidence. Local online information portal www.mayoplus.ie has assembled an impressive line up for its business support module in an effort to present some positive options.

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New man at the helm of Ireland West Airport board

Fri, Jan 30, 2009

The board of Ireland West Airport Knock has announced that Joe Kennedy is retiring from his position as chairman of the airport’s board after a period of six and a half years and that Liam Scollan, former group managing director, will succeed Mr Kennedy as the board’s new chairman.

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WDC welcomes rollout of national broadband scheme

Fri, Jan 30, 2009

The Western Development Commission has welcomed the Government’s National Broadband Scheme which will see broadband rolled out to all parts of the western region by September 2010.

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Mayo hoteliers condemn ESB wage increases

Fri, Jan 23, 2009

Mayo hoteliers have condemned as outrageous the decision by the board of the ESB to pay the 3.5 per cent wage increase under Towards 2016 (the first phase of the transition agreement). The Mayo branch of the Irish Hotels Federation has questioned whether the board of the ESB has fully grasped the perilous condition of the Irish economy and calls on the Commission on Energy Regulation (CER) to intervene immediately and instruct the board to reverse its decision and to disallow wage increases in the calculation energy tariffs. It states that any increases would further erode Irish industry’s competitiveness, particularly when the focus should now be on seeking whatever means possible to reduce electricity costs.

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Praise for IWAK success in 2008

Fri, Jan 23, 2009

Claremorris Chamber has commended Ireland West Airport for its successful year in 2008.

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Heart charity appoints nurse for Mayo

Fri, Jan 23, 2009

Heart charity Croí, the west of Ireland’s cardiology foundation, in collaboration with HSE West’s Mayo Primary, Community, and Continuing Care, has announced the appointment of Ballina nurse Ailish Houlihan to lead an innovative, community based, cardiovascular disease prevention programme for County Mayo. The programme, which will be known as Heart Smart Mayo, will integrate with the primary care teams in Mayo, identifying and targeting those most at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Flynn urges banks to pass on interest rate cuts to all customers

Fri, Jan 23, 2009

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Beverley Flynn is urging banks to pass on the .5 per cent interest rate cut made by the European Central Bank last week to all bank customers, and not just mortgage holders.

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