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Naughten finalises intervention map for National Broadband Plan

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, has paved the way to ensure that an additional 300,000 premises across Ireland can access high speed broadband within 90 weeks.

Taoiseach visits Ballymahon to launch Action Plan for Rural Development

 

Galway Bay marine site sparks new concerns for local residents

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Fears are growing among concerned residents about the recent application to construct an offshore marine and renewable energy test site in Galway Bay near the Spiddal coastline.

Naughten encourages applications for €9m arts and culture scheme

Minister Denis Naughten is encouraging local organisations to consider submitting applications under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016.

Pesticide information campaign to protect Mayo’s drinking water

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Mayo has just emerged from one of the wettest winters ever recorded and thankfully we have turned a corner and summer is upon us. Many people are taking advantage of improved weather conditions to catch up on some spraying (or weed control activities). Irish Water welcomes the work of the EPA and Teasgasc to ensure that Ireland’s drinking water is protected from pesticide contamination during this period.

National body advises homeowners only to use licensed alarm installers

The National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) is advising homeowners only to use certified security system installers when getting an alarm or CCTV fitted in their property.

Coole to host free performance of George Bernard Shaw play

A free public performance of George Bernard Shaw's anti-war play O'Flaherty VC is among the highlights on the calendar of events this month at Coole.

The midnight magic of the corncrake

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The distinctive call of the corncrake is something that once heard is never forgotten. While it's not the most pleasing on the ear, you have an opportunity next Friday night to hear it's distinctive call on a midnight corncrake tour on the Mullet Peninsula. As part of the Erris Beo festival and in conjunction with Belmullet Tidy Towns and Ballycroy National Park, a midnight corncrake tour will take place. This is a chance to experience it in the Wild Erris region.

Upcoming free guided walks at Coole

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The next free guided walk at Coole will be on Sunday May 29. The walk, titled ‘The Story of Coole’, is a general introduction to the history of the estate and Lady Gregory’s life at Coole.

The professor in his wife’s overcoat

Tom Dillon, originally from Co Sligo, married Geraldine Plunkett, on Easter Sunday 1916. The Plunkett family were practically all committed to the Rising, and the subsequent War of Independence. Tom qualified from UCD as a chemist, worked with the Volunteers, and supplied them with a steady stream of hand grenades and bombs. In May 17 1918 he was arrested and interned with other Irish Rebels, in Gloucester prison, England.

 

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