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Historic day for IWAK as first transatlantic pilgrimage flight lands

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Early on Sunday morning (August 9), it was a historic day for Ireland West Airport Knock and Knock Shrine when the first transatlantic pilgrimage flight by Aer Lingus from New York touched down on Mayo soil ahead of schedule at 7.30am. More than 170 pilgrimage passengers were on the flight and they were greeted on the tarmac by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, who was on hand to witness this historic event.

Opposition calls on Government to meet Irish Pride workers

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Fianna Fáil has called upon the Taoiseach and other Mayo based Government representatives to meet the 60 Irish Pride workers who are set to lose their jobs. On Friday it was announced by Kieran Wallace and Shane McCarthy, the joint receivers for Irish Pride Bakeries, that they had negotiated the sale of the majority of the Irish Pride Bakeries' assets to Pat the Baker, but the transaction did not include the Irish Pride plant in Ballinrobe which would see its operations wound down as a result with the redundancy consultation beginning for those effected.

Castlebar's Breadski Brothers are no flash in the pan

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A new bread product from The Breadski Brothers, a Castlebar-based trio of baking brothers, is still very much on the rise.

Galway Hospice's future secured after major funding from Government

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Government funding has been secured for the expansion and development of Galway Hospice, ending years of efforts to address core funding deficits and resource issues at the charity.

Sod to be turned on National Outdoor Pursuits Academy

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this week that he expects for the sod to be turned on phase one of the National Outdoor Pursuits Academy based in around Lough Lannagh in the coming weeks. The Taoiseach was speaking at the press briefing with local newspapers this week in Lough Lannagh Holiday Village where he outlined progress on a number of projects and developments in the county.

Kenny stands by ending of town councils

Just over a year from the biggest reorganisation of local government in the State in a lifetime, with the abolishment of town councils by the current Government and the setting up of new municipal authorities, the Taoiseach said this week that he stands by the decision.

Group to meet in Castlebar on undocumented Irish in America

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A newly formed group campaigning on behalf of the undocumented Irish in America is to meet in Castlebar on Monday.

Kenny expects to hold on to three seats in Mayo

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Speaking this week at a briefing with local newspapers in Castlebar, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he fully expects the four sitting Fine Gael TDs from Mayo to be re-elected to the Dáil at the next General Election.

Taoiseach confident of higher level of funding for Knock Airport

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this week that he expected that Ireland West Airport would qualify for a higher level of funding than is the norm for regional airports from the EU.

Lack of funding facilitating domestic violence in Galway claims Farrell

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The under-resourcing of Tusla and the family and child support sector is facilitating domestic violence across Galway while suspected child abuse cases are not being followed up due to pressure on staff resources.

 

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