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Recruitment campaign for head of GMIT Mayo campus will begin in coming weeks — Burke

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Fine Gael senator Paddy Burke has outlined a number of developments in building a sustainable future for the Castlebar campus of GMIT.

GMIT report due to be released before Christmas

The long-awaited report from the GMIT working group on the Mayo campus is to be published in the coming days.

Castlebar Golf Club wins All Ireland Jimmy Bruen

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Castlebar Golf Club is the All Ireland Jimmy Bruen champion after a thrilling 3-2 win over Ulster Champions Warrenpoint on Saturday at Carton House. The Mayo club captained by John Kelly came through their semifinal on Friday in dramatic fashion with Tom Moylett and Mark Corrigan securing the 3-2 win with a birdie on the 19th hole play off against Munster Champions Ballykisteen.

The 'Enda' of an era for Kenny

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The months of speculation finally came to an end on Wednesday evening when Enda Kenny announced his decision to step down as leader of Fine Gael — the party he has led for just short of 15 years. Mr Kenny will be stepping down as Taoiseach, once a new Fine Gael party leader is elected by the party and a new Taoiseach is elected by the Dáil.

Future of GMIT campus comes back into the limelight again

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The future of GMIT's Castlebar campus has taken another twist this week as concerns for the future of the campus intensified. Fine Gael senator Michelle Mulherin said that she had been informed that a number of staff and students at the Castlebar campus had been asked to move to the Galway campus, saying: “I am very concerned that between 12 and 15 staff, at GMIT Castlebar have been asked via their union to transfer voluntarily to Galway within three to four weeks. Should they refuse, they will be added to the redeployment panel, and may be asked to transfer to any location within the higher education sector.

Senator alleges GMIT Castlebar applicants are being told to go to Galway

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A Mayo based senator has alleged this week in the Seanad that potential students who inquire about courses in the GMIT campus in Castlebar are being steered towards the Galway campus if a similar course is on offer there and that the Mayo campus is being "bullied" by its overseeing campus. Fine Gael senator Paddy Burke raised the issue of the future of the Castlebar campus of the institute with the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, in the upper house of the Oireachtas as fears for the future of the facility in Castlebar have intesified recently. Those fears were further increased late last week when the head of the Mayo campus Dr Deirdre Garvey stepped down from her position.

Burke calls for action on hedge cutting rules

Senator Paddy Burke is urging Minister Heather Humphreys to progress hedge-cutting legislation, which will bring forward the cutting start date to August, in order to make rural roads safer.

Castlebar lakes need the attention of the OPW to benefit local tourism — Burke

Fine Gael Mayo senator, Paddy Burke, has asked the Minister for the Office of Public Works (OPW), to prioritise work on Castlebar’s three lakes to make them more accessible. “Castlebar’s three lakes, Lough Lannagh, Bilberry, and Islandeady are joined together by two small canals which are badly in need of clearing and widening. Such works would be of major benefit to Castlebar tourism and help the fishing and leisure industries for whom ease of access to these lakes is hugely important," said Sen Burke this week.

Burke urges Mayo credit unions to sign up to Personal Micro Credit Scheme to help people avoid moneylenders

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Fine Gael Mayo senator, Paddy Burke, has welcomed the nationwide extension of the Personal Micro Credit Scheme by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar, and urged all credit unions in Mayo to sign up, saying it will help local people to avoid moneylenders.

Conway-Walsh to lead Sinn Féin in the Seanad

Mayo's Rose Conway-Walsh will lead Sinn Féin in the Upper House it was announced this week, the Erris native was selected by her party to lead its seven strong contingent in the newly elected Seanad.

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