GMIT report due to be released before Christmas

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

The long-awaited report from the GMIT working group on the Mayo campus is to be published in the coming days.

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny and Education Minister Richard Bruton established a working group in March to formulate a plan and a pathway for a sustainable future for the GMIT Mayo Campus in Castlebar.

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Igor to come home to Castlebar from Chernobyl for Irish Christmas

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

On Tuesday next, December 19, Santa will provide a special through the night sleigh-ride escort to Dublin Airport for a group of children from the Chernobyl affected regions of Belarus with special needs who will begin a two-week long Christmas rest and recuperation stay in counties across Ireland.

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Killala based plant put up for sale

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

An unfinished biomass power plant in north Mayo is expected to fetch almost €10 million after being put up for sale.

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Mayo University Hospital patient experience rating higher than national average

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

The findings of the National Patient Experience Survey, launched on Monday last, highlight positive patient experiences at Mayo University Hospital, showing above average positive findings for the Castlebar based campus.

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Moy Trust takes its first steps

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina played host to an historic event organised by the Moy Catchment Association at the end of November.

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Funding announced for thirteen angling clubs in Mayo

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Thirteen angling clubs and organisations in Mayo have received funding for projects from Inland Fisheries Ireland.

The projects, which focus on improving Ireland’s inland fisheries and sea angling resources, will begin delivery in 2018.

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Cillian O’Connor unveils new Dealz store in Castlebar

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Ireland’s largest discount retailer, Dealz, celebrated the opening of its 61st Irish store in Castlebar this week, with Mayo footballer Cillian O’Connor on hand to cut the ribbon. The newly opened 5,000sq ft store, located on Ellison Street, brings 22 new jobs to the area and is the retailer’s first store in Mayo.

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RTE visits Castlebar Pantomime rehearsals

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

There was great excitement at the Castlebar Pantomime rehearsals last week when the cast were visited by RTE which filmed a rendition of 'Be Our Guest', one of the favourites from Beauty and The Beast.

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Unemployment figures continue to drop in Mayo

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Mayo’s unemployment figures are continuing on a downward trend year on year with every area in the county reporting a drop in unemployment figures over the past 12 months.

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Crossmolina native to be extradited from Brazil to Ireland

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

The extradition of disgraced solicitor and Crossmolina native Michael Lynn from Brazil to Ireland is expected to happen in the coming weeks.

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Mayo Ideas Lab receives national award at European Enterprise Promotion Awards

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Mayo Ideas Lab received a national award at the recent European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2017 during SME Enterprise Week in Tallinn, Estonia. The European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) is an initiative by the European Commission aimed at recognising and rewarding exceptional examples of support and promotion of entrepreneurship across Europe. Companies from all EU countries, as well as Iceland, Serbia, and Turkey can take part in the competition, with some 2,800 projects getting involved since the awards were established in 2006.

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Celebrations in Castlebar as students of National Learning Network receive awards

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

More than 50 students of the National Learning Network in Castlebar have been recognised for their impressive endeavours and commitment to their studies throughout their time in NLN Castlebar.

Students who attend the NLN, which is a division of the Rehab Group, received their certificates at an event in Breaffy House in recognition of their achievements on training programmes which aim to develop the students’ personal, social, educational, and vocational skills, as well as aiming to increase their levels of independence and community integration.

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