Ryanair to seek judicial review of Aer Arann subsidies on Knock-Dublin route

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

The CEO of Ireland West Airport Knock has said the awarding of the Dublin PSO contract is a matter for the Department of Transport following claims by Ryanair that the they had offered to serve the route for a lower price than Aer Arann.

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Village thefts carried out by two neighbours

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Two men who carried out a number of thefts from the village of Ballysakeery, Kilalla — within a three to four mile radius of their residences — appeared beforeBallina District Court this week.

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Tributes paid to recently deceased parents of councillors

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

The monthly meeting of Mayo County Council was adjourned this week, as a mark of respect to two of the elected members of the council whose parents died recently. Glowing tributes were paid to both Mr Michael Mulherin, father of Ballina-based Councillor Michelle Mulherin and Angela O’Brien, mother of south-Mayo Cllr Patsy O’Brien.

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Council delegation to meet joint Oireachtas committee on development plan

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

The summer-long stand off between the elected members of Mayo County Council and Minister for Environment John Gormley will once again raise its head this coming Monday. In adjourning the monthly meeting of the council last Monday, the members agreed to hold a special meeting to discuss the devlopment plan issue this coming Monday September 15 at 2pm.

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Seminar on firearms legislation

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Des Crofton, director of the National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC), has been invited by Belcarra Gun Club to address the hunting and shooting sports men and women of Mayo on the long-awaited Firearms Legislation Act, soon to be implemented by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, on Friday night September 19 in Belcarra Community Centre at 9pm.

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Mayo’s Fairtrade efforts help secure €15 million for Africa

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

The efforts by Mayo’s Fairtrade towns have helped secure Government funding of €15 million to support farmers in East Africa, according to Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin TD.

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Ballina and Westport benefiting from tourism development grants

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism Martin Cullen TD made an official visit to the National Museum of Ireland-Country Life in Turlough last Friday where he officially announced tourism development grants of €2.2 million for 35 historic towns— with two recipients being Ballina and Westport.

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Lavin concerned about lack of progress on Kiltimagh plan

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Fine Gael Councillor Eugene Lavin expressed his concern at the lack of progress on the Kiltimagh development plan at the bi-monthly meeting of the Swinford electoral area committee this week.

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Bluetooth technology used in innovative road safety campaign

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Drivers across Mayo are to be targeted using the latest technology in a new drive to improve road safety.

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Reape promotes anti-litter awareness

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Ballina based Fianna Fáil Councillor Annie May Reape has urged organisations planning an anti-litter awareness project to apply for a Mayo County Council grant towards their campaign.

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IDA secures site for Ballina industrial park

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

A site has been finalised by the IDA for an industrial park in Ballina following almost a decade of hold-ups, Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has confirmed.

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Easier access to Burrishoole Abbey needs to be considered

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

The widening of the bridge at Burrishoole Abbey was recommended by Councillor Frank Chambers in a notice of motion which he discussed at Monday’s Westport area electoral meeting.

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