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Top quality keeps coming at the Linenhall

Fresh traditional music at the Linenhall

Anger at €11.7 million investment in Mayo Roads

Mayo has been allocated €11.7 million under the National Roads Programme 2009 but there has been anger expressed at what was dubbed “the crumbs off the table”.

Counselling grants approved for local organisations

A number of north Mayo based organisations are to benefit from funding under the Department of Social and Family Affairs Scheme of Grants for marriage, Child and Bereavement Counselling, according to Mayo FF TD Dara Calleary.

Junior Minister Calleary rises quickly through the political ranks

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Dara Calleary’s rise through the political ranks continued apace this week with the announcement that he has been appointed a Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, with special responsibility for Labour Affairs. Calleary, who was elected to the Dáil for the first time at the last general election, has become the first junior minster to be appointed from the county since Tom Moffatt lost his Dáil seat as a sitting junior minister with responsibility for health in the 2002 general election.

Attacks on Ballina Mayor ‘a waste of chamber’s time’

Mayor of Ballina Councillor Michelle Mulherin has hit back at her Fianna Fáil town council colleague Cllr Padraic Moore who accused her of treating the chain of office “like a piece of jewellery”.

Internal rift sees Clarke leave Sinn Féin

Sitting Ballina town councillor Peter Clarke announced this week that he had left Sinn Féin and will stand for the forthcoming town council elections as an independent republican candidate. Speaking to the Mayo Advertiser this week, Clarke said: “I have been thinking about this for a number of months and made my mind up about three weeks ago and told the party on Tuesday of my decision.”

O’Mahony calls on Calleary to act on unemployment figures

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahoney has said the publication of the latest live register figures for Mayo makes grim reading for the people of the county and puts huge onus on the newly appointed Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Dara Calleary TD, to start delivering sorely needed employment to the people who elected him to Dáil Éireann.

Jobs lost as ACC bank announces closure of Castlebar and Ballina offices

The number of workers signing on in Mayo is set to increase yet again with the decision by ACC Bank to close 16 of its branches nationwide including its branches in Castlebar and Ballina. The 24 expected job losses will soon be adding to the unemployment figures in the county.

Ballina Salmon Festival celebrates forty five years

The town of Ballina, also known as the Salmon Capital of Ireland, is gearing up to celebrate its annual festival in real style this July 10 to 19.

Mayo Chamber and West on Track denounce Snip report on rail corridor

The Mayo Chambers are “astonished” by the recommendations contained in the An Bord Snip Nua report in relation to the non-completion of the Western Rail Corridor and the axing of the Manulla-Ballina railway.

 

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