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Get Funky at Brennan’s Lane tomorrow night

Calleary questions why Ballina does not have driver’s licence facility

Ballina-based Dáil Deputy Dara Calleary has questioned why there is no driver’s licence centre in Ballina despite the fact that the headquarters of the Road Safety Authority is located in the town. The Fianna Fáil Deputy said it makes no sense that the RSA, which operates the new driver’s license system, does not allow drivers to get their licences from the Ballina facility.

Console Memorial Walk in Mayo this weekend

Next Sunday, September 15, hundreds of people will take to the streets of Ballina for the Console suicide prevention and postvention memorial walk which will be started by “Martin Lavin” (Eddie Durkin of The Hardy Bucks) along with his friends.

Man still being questioned in Castlebar double murder probe

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Gardaí investigating the murder of two brothers in their home on New Antrim Street in the early hours of Wednesday morning continued questioning a 26-year-old man yesterday evening (Thursday). At the time of going to print the man had not been charged but was being detained at Castlebar Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act where he could be questioned for up to 24 hours. It is believed he has lived in Ballina and and more recently in Castlebar and is known to the gardaí and the psychiatric services.

Charity dog show in aid of North West SPCA

North West SPCA is a registered charity based in Ballina but which works throughout Mayo and the northwest area. The organisation is made up of a group of volunteers who give their free time to the care and rescue of sick, abused, and abandoned animals including dogs, cats, horses, donkeys, farm animals, and wildlife.

Out & About in Mayo

Westport Festival of Chamber Music launched

Cycle Against Suicide receives big welcome at St Mary’s Secondary School

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Secret Millionaire Jim Breen lauded Ballina’s St Mary’s Secondary School for its “outstanding” welcome on Monday last, April 29, when hundreds of cyclists rolled into the north Mayo capital for the national Cycle Against Suicide.

Ballina Town Council to donate Mayoral chain to Clarke Library

The members of Ballina Town Council voted to donate the mayoral chain of the council to the Jackie Clarke Library when the council is disbanded as it is expected to be at the end of its current term next year.

Mulherin believes WDC can be key players in future of Knock Airport

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has requested the assistance of the Western Development Commission (WDC) in drawing up a plan for the future development of Ireland West Airport Knock as an aviation hub for the region. After meeting with Deputy Mulherin, the WDC has agreed to investigate the opportunities and obstacles for the development of Knock so as to inform policy on transport connectivity for the region.

Closure of half a dozen Garda stations in Mayo condemned

The news that six Garda stations in Mayo were included in a rash of closures across the country has been greeted with derision by politicians from the opposition parties in the county. The news was announced on Wednesday afternoon when most eyes were on the announcement of the Budget in the Dáil.


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