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Baxter announcement sends shockwaves around Castlebar

The news that 110 jobs are to be shed by Baxter in Castlebar in the coming months, sent shockwaves through the town when news of the losses emerged late last weekend. The pharmaceutical company which has been in Castlebar since 1972 is one of the major employers in Castlebar and surrounding areas and this news will have come to a shock to hundreds of families in the county. Since the news there have been widespread calls from political and local groups for the Government to ensure that all is done to ensure there are no further job losses from the plant.

Councillors differ over needs for reform in local government

There were differing opinions in the Mayo County Council chamber this week on the proposed changes to local government in Ireland that were announced by the Government in October.

Fine Gael Councillors assert Sacred Heart Hospital is secure

Castlebar Mayor Cllr Eugene McCormack and his party colleague, Cllr Ger Deere have both stated this week they are confident the future of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar is secure with an announcement on enhanced facilities due to be made in the next few weeks.

New student grant system a ‘retrograde step’

A new central student grant system, which will handle all new student grant applications from this academic year on, has been condemned by local councillors.

IDA visit former Volex and APC plants

Following a motion submitted by Cllr Ger Deere and passed at Castlebar Town Council, Mayor Cllr Eugene McCormack wrote to the CEO of the IDA, Barry O’Leary, requesting that they visit the former Volex and APC plants on the Breaffy Road in Castlebar which are now disused.

Exciting new developments at Lough Lannagh to attract thousands of visitors

Thousands of new visitors and tourists are expected to arrive in Castlebar this summer as a result of new amenities, attractions, and developments currently being developed around picturesque Lough Lannagh.

Exciting new developments at Lough Lannagh to attract thousands of visitors

Thousands of new visitors and tourists are expected to arrive in Castlebar this summer as a result of new amenities, attractions, and developments currently being developed around picturesque Lough Lannagh.

New ‘superhighway’ internet cable from US could create Mayo ‘Silicon Valley’

“The biggest news story in Mayo since Knock Airport” is how one insider described the revelation this week that a major dark fibre optic cable from Mayo to New York is set to be developed.

River walk to be jewel in the crown of Castlebar says new Mayor

“While we were doing well business-wise in the town, we took our eye off the tourism industry a bit and other towns went with it. It’s something that we have to look at and work on this year.” Cllr Eugene McCormack who took over the stewardship of Castlebar Town Council when he was elected Mayor this week, wants to see Castlebar become a tourist Mecca. There is one project which is about to come on stream which he believes could provide the kick start to this tourism drive. “The river walk is the jewel in the crown, a fantastic job has been done so far there and when we get the new bridge to link it all together it will be a fantastic amenity to the people of the town and from elsewhere.” However the walk in its current guise is only a small part of a bigger walking attraction that McCormack hopes to see in the town. “There is a walking strategy for the county and as part of that, we’re looking to see the river walk extended out as far as Islandeady at one end and out to Turlough on the other. We also hope to see them all linked in with the Greenway which will link Westport to Achill in the future, this is sometime in the future, but it’s a plan that would be a huge attraction to the area.”

Long road ahead in Castlebar estate take-over saga

The long running issue of the take-over of estates by Castlebar Town Council was kept squarely to the front of the agenda at the May meeting of the local authority this week. The debate was kicked off by Cllr Eugene McCormack who brought up the issue with regard to Knockaphunta. “This issue has been dragging on for a long time and the residents want to know what’s happening.” Cllr Blackie Gavin added: “There was an issue very recently with the pumping station and a tanker had to be brought in to deal with the sewerage issue it created.” Cllr Noreen Heston said that a similar issue had happened around Christmas time with sewerage and that the people who live there are anxious for something to be done in relation to it.

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