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The big game in Athlone at the weekend saw Cushla Park host a local derby between Monksland United and Willow Park.
They've been with the team right from the start and on Sunday the Mayo fans will play an important role in getting their side over the line come 5pm. The boost that the side gets from the full-throated following in green and red isn't lost on Mayo manager Stephen Rochford who said he knows that there's no need to issue a call to arms for the supporters who've been with his side right from the off this year. "I'd like to thank the Mayo supporters for their great support throughout the year and over the years. They have stood by the team throughout the year from our first league game in Cork, there was a huge Mayo crowd there at that, and the other away league games, huge crowds attended the games.
The Retail Grocery Dairy & Allied Trades Association, RGDATA, has claimed that local authorities in Ireland need to up their game when it comes to preventing the decline of Irish town and village centres.
Some years back, when the review of local government was carried out, it resulted in the Galway City Council seeing an increase from 15 to 18 councillors. All three wards in the city would have six representatives each was the conclusion. That is reform for you!
Shannon Airport’s strong momentum across 2014 has continued into the final month of the autumn, with passenger numbers for October showing a 28 per cent increase on the same period twelve months ago.
Westmeath County Council’s annual budget meeting is unlikely to go ahead this Monday, after the Government failed to notify the council of its Local Government Grant for 2014.
The Ice House Hotel and Spa has been selected to host a special tourism and business networking lunch between Manchester and Mayo on Thursday August 8. The momentous event is part of the Manchester Mayo Gathering which has now been named as Ireland's biggest 2013 Gathering organised by any UK company. It is being sponsored by Tourism Ireland, Stena Line UK, the Manchester Mayo Tourism and Business group, Mayo.ie and the Ice House. It is also being supported by The Western People, The Catholic Universe and the award winning Full Irish radio show.
A Mayo tourism weekend promoting the 270 forthcoming Gathering events in the west of Ireland has been hailed as a resounding success by organisers. The weekend was staged during this year’s opening weekend for the 2013 Manchester Irish Festival, which is Europe’s biggest Irish festival with some 200 events staged during its 10 day festival (www.manchesteririshfestival.co.uk). Tickets for a series of concerts and plays sold out in advance and it attracted more than 2,000 visitors.
The founder and CEO of Mayotv.ie and Irishtv.ie Pierce O’Reilly has been invited to address a prestigious gala function in Manchester. The Westport native and former RTÉ broadcaster and journalist has developed Mayotv.ie and Irishtv.ie into one of Ireland’s fastest growing international TV platforms with new offices opened in Ulster and London and broadcast partnerships established with major UK, American, and Asian TV networks in the past six months.