Increase in visitor numbers to Westport House

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

With a decrease of in-bound tourist numbers during these recessionary times, it is good to see that Westport House and Pirate Adventure Park is seeing an increase in visitors which shows that “staycations” are the new vacations.

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Training fund for SME management

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, has announced a €1.4 million pilot management training fund for small and medium-size businesses aimed at driving productivity and improving workplace skills.

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‘Good Samaritans’ get legal protection

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

“Good Samaritans” who go to the aid of others in emergency situations are to be given legal protection from liability in legislation recentlyannounced, according to Fianna Fáil TD Beverley Flynn.

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John King memorial unveiled in Ballinrobe

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

The Minister for Defence Tony Killeen TD, was in Ballinrobe this week to unveil a seven feet memorial sculpture in honour of John King, a Mayo man who was awarded two Congressional Medals of Honour for his service to the American navy.

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Paws for Thought

Fri, May 07, 2010

Mayo SPCA are seeking homes for a number of rescued dogs and pups. Full details and photos can be viewed on www.mayospca.com

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CCTV needed for Roonagh Pier

Fri, May 07, 2010

An application for CCTV for Roonagh Pier should be supported by the council, according to Fianna Fáil Councillor Margaret Adams.

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Belleek Woods investment to improve access and environment

Fri, May 07, 2010

An investment of €96,700 will be made in improving both the access and the environment of Belleek Woods, a meeting of the Ballina Electoral Area committee was told this week.

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International mental health seminar in Mayo

Fri, May 07, 2010

Leaders in the field of mental health will meet in Mayo on May 17 and 18 next to meet providers, service users, carers, and family members and to overview the services and share information on how inclusion at all levels, clinical, operational, and strategic is being promoted within the service.

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All lands will be frozen until route selected for Crossmolina bypass

Fri, May 07, 2010

“All lands will be frozen until a route is chosen and accepted by the council,” was the stark reality that senior engineer for Mayo County Council, Noel Burke, told members of the Ballina Electoral Area this week. The members of the committee had been debating the issue of the new Crossmolina bypass which has caused plenty of debate in the area over the past number of months. When the route chosen by the council executive for the proposed new bypass was rejected by the council, all potential routes and lands around them were frozen for development.

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Fine for man who refused to give name after high speed chase

Fri, May 07, 2010

A Galwayman who was a passenger in a car which was involved in a high speed chase by gardaí in which a number of suspicious items was found, along with a bag containing cutting equipment, was fined €250 in Ballyhaunis District Court this week after pleading guilty to not giving gardai his name.

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Six months detention for woman convicted of public order offences

Fri, May 07, 2010

A mother and daughter were before Castlebar District Court on Wednesday for a string of public order offences, with the daughter sentenced to six months detention in the Dóchas centre.

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Castlebar man disqualified for drink driving

Fri, May 07, 2010

A man who when observed by gardaí to be on his mobile phone, was followed and observed to drive at high speeds and who was then arrested on suspicion of drink driving, was convicted and fined €550 and disqualified from driving for two years.

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