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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.
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.
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.
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.
Westport Festival of Chamber Music launched
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.
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.
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.
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.