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Funding for Galway City, Tuam and Ballinasloe under Town Centre First Heritage Revival Scheme

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Ten town centres in the Northern and Western Region including Galway City, Tuam and Ballinasloe are set to benefit from funding under THRIVE, the Town Centre First Heritage Revival Scheme, awarded under the ERDF Northern and Western Regional Programme 2021-2027. It aims to allow Local Authorities and citizens to reimagine and revitalise town centres though the renovation and reuse of publicly owned vacant or derelict heritage buildings.

MEP Maria Walsh launches European election bid for second term in Brussels

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Sitting MEP Maria Walsh is bidding for a second term in the European Parliament, having officially launched her re-election campaign this week.

New Dublin-Westport rail route from December

A new daily train service option from Dublin Heuston to Westport will offer Mayo commuters the chance to leave the capital at the later time of 7.35pm - rather than the current last train of 6.15pm - in order to get home - according to new plans by Irish Rail. Under the plan, passengers for Mayo on the 7.35pm (Dublin-Galway) train will be able to transfer at Athlone to catch the 21.08pm Athlone to Westport train, which should arrive in to Westport at around 11pm.

Politicians react to Mayo constituency changes

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Following the announcement this week that the Electoral Commission recommends the Mayo constituency be changed from a four-seater to a five-seater and that south mayo areas added to the Galway west Dáil constituency be returned to the Mayo Dáil constituency - reaction was swift from some political quarters around Mayo.

Election buzz as new Dáil seat tipped for Mayo

The announcement on Wednesday that Mayo has been recommended for a change-up from a four-seater to a five-seater Dáil Constituency, and that county boundaries be reinstated so that up to 6,000 votes from areas of South Mayo are returned to the electoral area, has well and truly started the ball rolling on General Election campaigning around the county.

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Taoiseach on Mayo Visit this week

Dillon seeks funding to mark 1978 Rebellion


Mayo TD on the frontline in RTE/Tubridy hearing

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AS RTE presenter and broadcaster Ryan Tubridy voluntarily attended as a witness at the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee from 11am-2pm on Tuesday July 11 last, and subsequently as a witness at the Joint Committee of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media meeting from 3pm-6pm, a Mayo TD was also thrown into the spotlight.

Taoiseach says medical card dental services increased in Mayo

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The matter of medical card patients in Mayo being unable to access dental services in the county was raised in the Dail on Wednesday of this week by Mayo TD Alan Dillon, who told Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during Questions to An Taoiseach: "There is a staggering average in the county of over 5,500 patients per dentist awaiting treatment under the DTSS. Dentists are overwhelmed, patients are travelling abroad, and this is all a serious concern for medical card holders in Mayo."

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Extension approved for St Dymphna’s Special School


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