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Meet West Initiative to connect more than 300 west of Ireland companies

The Meet West initiative, which was launched last week, will be the largest business development event in the west in 2011. It is a collaborative effort of four local authorities, three county enterprise boards, the enterprise development agencies, and chambers of commerce in the Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon region.

High visibility urged in order to maintain road safety

The Mayo Road Safety Working Group is asking everyone to support its new campaign Be Safe Be Seen by wearing bright coloured or hi viz clothing when walking or cycling this winter. More than two thirds of fatal pedestrian collisions happen during the hours of darkness.

HSE reaffirms commitment to McBride Nursing Home

There are no plans to close the McBride Nursing Home in Westport according to HSE West executives this week.

Over 1,000 HSE West staff call in sick daily

Startling absenteeism figures in the HSE West have been reported, with 1,100 HSE staff calling in sick every day in the HSE West region —a region which stretches from Donegal down to Limerick.

HSE need to be ‘less Russian and more open’ says Calleary

The HSE has been accused of operating in a “cloak of secrecy” this week akin to what happened during the Cold War. Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary said elected representatives were finding it extremely difficult to get information from the service and pointed out that although the board of the HSE were all sacked in April, the situation was getting worse.

Surge of enthusiasm for Achill tourism

A large number of Turasóireacht Acla Teo members attended its annual general meeting on Friday September 16, in Ted Lavelle’s, Cashel. Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, was the guest of honour and Councillor Austin Francis O’Malley, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, addressed the meeting before agreeing to preside over the election of officers.

Cathaoirleach’s back to school reminder for motorists

With the new school year beginning next week motorists are being urged to take extra care when driving near schools around the county. Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Austin Francis O'Malley is leading a road safety campaign, which seeks to remind all motorists to put child safety first when driving during the school morning and afternoon rush hour, and remind people road safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Westport councillors reject variations to town development plan

Westport area and town councillors have rejected a new core strategy as part of Westport’s development plan, even though the town manager Joe Beirne advised that they take on board variations to the town’s development and environs plan.

Health Minister overrules HSE decision to stop patient transport

A decision by the National Ambulance Service to stop the provision of patient transport to dialysis and cancer patients within the western area has been over-ruled by the Minister for Health Dr James Reilly. The HSE has been accused of “acting in an independent way” and without Dr Reilly’s consent on this matter and there is now a question mark over how the service dealt with the situation.

HSE vows to complete work at St Colman’s in Achill

The HSE has taken control of the construction site at St Colman’s Day Care Centre at Bunnacurry, Achill, where a new care centre is being developed on the grounds of the old Franciscan monastery. No work has taken place at the site since February according to Dooniver Plant Hire, a subcontractor employed to carry out ground works at the site. However the health service has promised to make every effort to have work on the development completed as soon as possible.


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