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Thirty-seven years after he was first elected to public office in the old Westport Urban District Council, Michael Ring was promoted to a front bench position as part of new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's first cabinet. The Westport native was handed the position as Minister for Community and Rural Affairs on Wednesday evening, having served as a Minister of State twice since 2011, most recently as Minister of State for Regional Economic Development.
"The results of a recent staff survey shows massive support for ringfenced funding to secure Mayo GMIT, and we call again on an Taoiseach and, indeed, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, to secure the funding immediately," said Harry Barrett from the Mayo GMIT Action Group this week.
The annual celebration of gastronomy that is Westport Food Festival takes place from Friday, June 23, to Sunday, June 25. The organisers are promising a programme with something for all ages, from mini chefs right up to fully fledged foodies. The highlight of the busy festival weekend is an exclusive Midsummer Banquet at Westport House. Fittingly, Westport House was the location for the launch by Michael Ring, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development.
Michael Ring, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, officially opened the Crossmolina Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) on Friday last. In October 2016, Minister Ring launched the CLÁR programme which provided funding for small scale infrastructural projects in disadvantaged rural areas that have experienced significant levels of de-population. The funding was provided under three measures, Safety Measures for Schools and Community/Sports Facilities, Playgrounds and Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGA), and Local Access Roads.
Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, this week welcomed the announcement that Mayo is set to receive €109,574 in funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs for three projects in Mayo.
On Friday morning, the Browne family confirmed that it has agreed with Westport House and Estate's administrators on the sale of the historic landmark in Westport. In February 2016, the family had reluctantly agreed to the sale of Westport House and Estate. They impressed upon their advisers that the best way to secure the future of this jewel in the crown of Mayo tourism was to attract an investor who would purchase the historic property and fulfill the plans and ambitions of the late Lord Altamont Jeremy Browne, the 11th Marquess of Sligo, to develop the estate as an integrated tourist attraction. The new oweners of the properites is local business family the Hughes who own Hotel Westport and Portwest.
Almost a quarter of a million euros in funding has been granted for CLÁR projects in County Westmeath.
Minister of State for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring yesterday announced €976,869 of funding under the Clár scheme for projects in Mayo. The total funding nationwide for the scheme was €8.24 with almost €1 million of that going to projects in Mayo.
Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Seán Kyne, has sanctioned a grant of €28,200 for CLG Thuar Mhic Éadaigh to enable it to build a new skills wall.
Michael Ring, Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, has welcomed the allocation of €317,309 to bring local authority housing back into use in Mayo.