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The opening of the new M9 Kilcullen to Carlow motorway project was a low key affair that went ahead without ribbon cutting or ministerial pontification.
Following two serious car accidents in Mayo last weekend Councillor Henry Kenny has called on Mayo County Council to implement safety measures at the Prizon Road, Balla adjoining the N60 at a junction at Drimadoon. Cllr Kenny said: “In light of a recent and sad fatal accident, there is a definite need to upgrade and improve safety measures at this junction.” Furthermore, he is calling on the council to improve the road surface at Coyne’s Corner on the Westport Road at Ballymacragh, Castlebar. This is following a number of recent accidents.
Roads in Kilkenny remain icy and dangerous this week and there have been several road traffic accidents resulting in injuries as a result of the severe conditions over the past few weeks.
Leenavesta is a serenely beautiful townland nestled at the foot of the Sheaffrey Hills between the well known towns of Westport and Louisbourg. Croagh Patrick stands guard to the north and the Owenmore River threads its way though the valley as it flows down to join the Erriff. This is superb fishing country. Salmon, brown trout, and sea trout are the main quarry, but the sea angler also has Clew Bay, famous for its beauty and its international sea angling competition, within a few minutes’ drive.
A Ballinrobe councillor has insisted that a representative from that area meet with the National Roads Authority to discuss the dire state of the N84 Partry to Shrule section.
Housing allocation funding of more than €24 million has been made available to local authorities in Mayo this year, according to local TD and Minister for State, Dara Calleary. The housing allocations are being made available under several different programmes with the majority coming from the Social Housing Investment Programme (SHIP) for 2009.
Mona Joyce of St Kieran’s Community Centre in Athlone was the worthy recipient of this year’s overall Cathaoirleach’s Award.
Locals are being invited to make their views known on the N4 Mullingar to Longford (Roosky) road scheme, with a series of public consultation exhibitions to take place next week.
Ballinrobe races are woven into the fabric of community and sporting life in the west of Ireland. It has a unique atmosphere.
Ireland is facing its worst economic crisis since World War II. Yet the Government is floundering in a sea of incompetence, totally bereft of ideas and imagination.