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Two of the country's biggest bookmakers have Ballina representative Dara Calleary firmly installed as a top favourite to be the next Fianna Fáil leader.
The elected members and officials of Ballina Municipal District paid moving tributes to the late Mayo County Council worker John McNicholas at their meeting on Tuesday.
Last weekend’s round of 32 in the Connacht Junior Cup was hit by a number of postponements due to the weather around the province, but two Mayo sides did manage to book their places in the next round of the competition.
To coincide with this year’s Operation Transformation the Mayo Sports Partnership made a call for communities, clubs, groups throughout the county to get involved in a five week activity campaign. More than 25 groups have registered with the partnership, with the campaign kicking off locally with the five Mayo Operation Transformation Walks in Ballina, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, and Westport on Saturday last.
Ballina is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its now world renowned Salmon Festival, which launches on Monday (July 6) and continues until Sunday, July 13.
The towns of Ballina, Castlebar, and Westport, are to benefit from a joint venture agreed this week by Vodafone and the ESB. The venture will see the companies invest €450 million in 50 towns, including the three in Mayo, in building a 100 per cent fibre-to-the-building, broadband network offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps, propelling Ireland into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries.
An anti-pylon protest is taking place at Eirgrid's newly opened Ballina office today.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to clarify next week his position on controversial plans to erect giant pylons and overground 400 kV lines across the landscape of north and east Mayo.
Burglary rates in the Ballina district have fallen dramatically in 2013.
The controversial news this summer that the Courts Service was to close the court houses in Swinford and Ballyhaunis led to fears that the closure of those courts would see a further centralising of the administration of justice into Castlebar. Both court houses are due to close at the end of the year, but this week Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has said that district court business, such as criminal, licensing, and civil cases from Swinford will move to Ballina rather than to Castlebar as first expected. Mulherin welcomed the decision of the Courts Service to amalgamate Swinford District Court with Ballina which she said should ensure the future viability of Ballina District Court Office.