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There was good news this week for residents of Ballycroy with the announcement by An Post that it is to readvertise the contract to provide Post Office services in Ballycroy.
Minister Halligan would be better served sorting out school transport problems in Mayo than arranging trips to North Korea says Sinn Fein Seantor Rose Conway-Walsh. Senator Walsh has requested Minister John Halligan to come into the Seanad to deal with the continuing problems in school transport provision in Mayo.
The illusion of 'extra funding’ is not sufficient to address lack of investment in rural Ireland says Conway-Walsh
Speaking in the Seanad recently, Mayo Sinn Féin Senator Rose Conway-Walsh has accused Minister Ring of trying to create the illusion of new funding for rural Ireland while robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Families of children with muscular dystrophy bring their fight for Translarna approval to Leinster House
Sinn Féin Mayo senator Rose Conway-Walsh has stressed the importance of an all-Ireland approach to securing patients’ access to a life changing drug treatment. Speaking after a briefing in Leinster House at which families of Duchenne muscular dystrophy sufferers spoke of their ongoing efforts to secure access to the drug Translarna, Sen Conway-Walsh said: "As legislators, across all political persuasions we have a responsibility to join the fight of these families for access to treatment which will, as it has done in the North and 22 other countries, significantly delay the loss of walking and associated respiratory difficulties."
Almost 7,000 people gathered in Ballina last weekend to take part in the National Hunger Strike Commemoration which took place in Mayo for the first time. Thousands travelled from all over the country to mark the 36th anniversary of the H-Block hunger strikes as well as honour the Mayo men who died on hunger strike including Ballycroy native Jack McNeela, Hollymount’s Frank Stagg, and Ballina man Michael Gaughan.
Two Mayo senators have called on the Government to bring in a remediation scheme for homes in north Mayo that have been affected by pyrite. Both Sinn Féin senator Rose Conway-Walsh and Fine Gael senator Michelle Mulherin called for such a scheme to be put in place this week after the Expert Panel on Concrete Blocks published their report.
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.
An operation to recover the three missing crew members of the Rescue 116 helicopter, which crashed into the sea off Blacksod in the early hours of Tuesday morning, is continuing this morning.
An operation to recover the three missing crew members of the Rescue 116 helicopter, which crashed into the sea off Blacksod in the early hours of Tuesday morning, was continuing yesterday afternoon, as this paper went to print. Captain Dara Fitzpatrick (45), who was recovered in a critical condition on Tuesday morning after the crash, passed away in hospital later on Tuesday. Ms Fitzpatrick, a mother of a three-year-old son, was spotted in the sea by the Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter at daybreak on Tuesday and was picked up by the Achill based lifeboat and brought ashore.
In the Seanad this week Senator Rose Conway-Walsh showed pictures of a Mayo home which had been destroyed by pyrite. She used the photos she received from one home owner to demonstrate the urgent need for the expert committee to finalise its report and for the Government to put a redress scheme in place.