Ireland West Airport records highest ever passenger numbers last year

Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Last year proved to be the busiest year on record at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers reaching 750,000 for the first time in the airports history, surpassing the previous record of 734,000 passengers achieved in 2016.

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Mayo battered by Storm Eleanor this week

Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Up to 10,000 homes and business were without power for some stage around the county due to Storm Eleanor this week, with almost all of them having it restored by Wednesday evening. A spokesperson for the ESB told the Mayo Advertiser that: "We had local crews out working from Tuesday evening to restore power and they were joined by crews from around the country from places like Dublin and Donegal to assist, and they have been working around the clock to restore power to everybody."

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Disability Arts website launched by Mayo County Counci

Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Mayo County Council arts service have announced the launch of their new UPSTART website at www.mayo-upstart.ie. UPSTART is an initiative of Mayo County council arts service celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities annually in December. In an effort to document and promote the work of the UPSTART programme, Mayo County Council Arts Service has developed the UPSTART website which was designed by Brett Henning.

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Two Erris rivers open to fishermen

Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Two rivers in the Erris area are to be opened for fishing in 2018 following a raft of new regulations.

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Ballina councillors agree to O'Rahilly street funding

Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Councillors in the Ballina Municipal District have agreed to allocate money left over from their 2017 general municipal allocation to the town’s O’Rahilly Street project.

Despite a number of councillors offering alternate suggestions, the council agreed to director of services Tom Gilligan’s recommendation that any outstanding money in the GMA at the end of 2017 be allocated to fund the completion of the O’Rahilly Street project.

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Anne Conlon is new Network Ireland Mayo branch president

Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Network Ireland, Mayo Branch has announced the election of Anne Conlon as its new president for 2018. The election took place at the recent AGM. Ms Conlon, who is managing director of Castlebar-based Conlon Training since its establishment in 2010, was delighted to accept the nomination. As part of this role Ms Conlon is on the national executive, a role she took up in 2017 as vice president of Network Mayo. She was also appointed to the national sponsorship group in 2017, which is responsible for the funding of all 15 Networks in Ireland.

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Mayo arts bursary winners announced

Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Mayo County Council Arts Service has announced the recipients of awards and bursaries for 2017 for amateur drama, music recording assistance, and Tyrone Guthrie regional bursaries.

Visual artist Saoirse Wall and composer Donal Sarsfield, are the recipients of the Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary 2017. Every year Mayo County Council offers two bursary awards to artists born or living in Mayo, to take a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig in Monaghan. The Tyrone Guthrie Centre is a residential workplace for artists, dedicated to supporting and facilitating creativity and is the largest residency of its type for artists in the country. Each bursary covers the costs for a two-week period, plus the use of a studio if relevant. There is a variety of artist work spaces available, including studios, a music room for composers and musicians, a multi-media room, and a large rehearsal and performance space. The centre is universally well-regarded for successfully providing a creative space outside everyday life, which gives artists time and space to focus on ideas and work.

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Knock Airport receives Christmas boost

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has welcomed the news that the Government is to invest €1,868,000 in Ireland West Airport Knock. The funding is part of a €3.6 million Regional Airports Programme funding package announced earlier this week.

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Rents in Mayo on the rise again

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

In the July-September period this year, the average rent in county Mayo for newly registered properties with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) was €575. This is up €11 when compared to the average rent in Q2, 2017, which was €564, and is up €23 when compared to a year earlier, in Q3, 2016. This is according to the latest Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) Rent Index which is produced in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).

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Patsy O'Brien throws his cap in the ring for FG nomination

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

South Mayo councillor, Patsy O'Brien, has announced that he intents putting his name forward at the Mayo Fine Gael Selection Convention for the next General Election.

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Castlebar Rotary Club tree of remembrance in full bloom

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Castlebar Rotary Club’s flagship fundraising project, The Tree of Remembrance is running again until tomorrow Saturday, December 23, for the 10th year in succession. The outstanding success of this event in previous years has made it a permanent feature in the Rotary Club’s calendar. Since the Rotary Tree of Remembrance started in 2008 it has raised more than €20,000 for local charities. The purpose of the tree is to give members of the public an opportunity to remember a loved one at Christmas while supporting local charities.

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Castlebar ice rink exceeding all local expectations

Fri, Dec 22, 2017

The numbers attending the ice rink in Castlebar since it was opened on The Mall at the end of last month has already exceeded expectations, according to the Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District, Martin McLoughlin.

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