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Mulherin's 'fornication' statements described as primitive

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Mayo Fine Gael TD and solicitor Michelle Mulherin, whose puzzling contribution during a Dáil debate on the X case yesterday, in which she declared that “fornication . . . is probably the single most likely cause of unwanted pregnancies in this country” has sparked a furore that continues to run and run this weekend.

Child and adolescent mental health team for Ballina

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the announcement that a second child and adolescent mental health services psychiatrist and team is to be appointed in Mayo and based in the HSE Primary Care Centre in Ballina.

O’Mahony welcomes second consultant for Ballina

Fine Gael TD for Mayo, John O’Mahony, has welcomed the news that a second consultant for Child and Adolescent Mental Health has been approved for Mayo and will be in place shortly.

Local artist opens Ballina exhibition

Ballina Arts Centre visual art programme continues to provide exhibition opportunities for locally based artists in February with Pareidolia, the debut solo show by Ballina-based painter and photographer Caroline Casey. Pareidolia is seeing what appears to the individual to be a representation of a face, figure, or form in clouds, woodgrain, marble, smoke, shadows, or any non-homogeneous area. It can also be an auditory phenomenon.

Ballina groups supportive of McDonald’s plan

The Ballina and District Trades Council members this week expressed their concern about the decision of Ballina Town Council to refuse planning permission for a McDonald’s restaurant in the town. A statement issued by Matt Farrell from the group said: “On reviewing the reasons given for the refusal it would seem that the whole focus was on why this should not happen as opposed to what we could do to make this employment opportunity materialise.” The members went on to call on the town council to give serious consideration for the positive aspects of the proposed development, and that a positive image of town being open for business needed to be promoted, saying: “Over the last few years there has been much talk about various retailers trying to come to Ballina but these plans have seldom materialised. As a town we need to be careful of the perception [whether true or not] that Ballina is not open for additional business. We need to strive to be seen as a town that is willing to develop our existing business and welcoming new enterprise as opposed to the town that holds a quarter of all the unemployed of Mayo.”

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Government investment programme sees Western Rail Corridor shelved until at least 2016

The hopes of having Mayo linked up to the rest of the Western Rail Corridor in the near future were dealt a severe blow yesterday when the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform published the Government’s planned Infrastructure and Capital Investment programme from 2012 to 2016. Among the items mentioned in the publication was the Western Rail Corridor; the report states that the next phase of the corridor has been deferred for consideration in 2015 in advance of the next public capital programme.

Judge Devins lashes court service over proposed closures

Judge Mary Devins this week lashed the proposed closure of a number of courts in the county — a move which will see several sittings being moved to Castlebar. The venue in which Judge Devins chose to make her feelings known — Kiltimagh Town Hall, which has hosted the sittings of both Claremorris District Court and Kiltimagh District Court for the past number of years — along with Swinford, is one of the venues set to be cut by the Buildings Subcommittee of the Court Services.

Will Killeen live in Ballina

Widely regarded as Ireland’s finest acoustic blues export since Rory Gallagher, Will Killeen is considered to be one of the foremost slide guitar players in Europe. A dazzling finger-picking stylist, he also plays banjo and harmonica and sings with a voice steeped in early American blues.

Get away from it all at the Lakeside hotel and leisure centre

The Lakeside hotel and Leisure Centre is the ideal base for your autumn or winter getaway. The twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina span the River Shannon at the southern point of Lough Derg. With a vast array of activities on land and water, historic sites and a bustling nightlife, Killaloe has long been Ireland's secret vacation destination. And being only one and a half hours drive from Galway city it is closer than you think

 

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