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Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomes new youth centre for Castlebar

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed news of the sale, facilitated by Mayo County Council, of the old post office in Mountain View to the Castlebar Community Development Association (CCDA). The building will now be used as a youth centre from which Foróige and the Mayo Youth Mental Health Initiative (MYMHI) will offer a wide and varied range of services to the town.

Council agrees to cheaper parking for Castlebar’s main car parks

Members of the public can expect to pay a bit less for parking in Castlebar in the coming weeks with the adoption of new parking bye-laws in the town by the town council this week. The new bye-laws will see monthly parking permits for the new Pavilion Road car park and the Spencer Street car park available to the public for €10 a month. Parking in both those car parks can also be paid for at a daily rate of €2.

Council agrees to cheaper parking for Castlebar’s main car parks

Members of the public can expect to pay a bit less for parking in Castlebar in the coming weeks with the adoption of new parking bye-laws in the town by the town council this week. The new bye-laws will see monthly parking permits for the new Pavilion Road car park and the Spencer Street car park available to the public for €10 a month. Parking in both those car parks can also be paid for at a daily rate of €2.

Tourist office to receive funding

The Castlebar Tourist Office, which is operated by Castlebar Chamber of Commerce volunteers and various employment schemes in the town, will receive €5,000 funding this year from the Town Council. Cllr Ger Deere told the budget meeting of Castlebar Town Council, “This is an invaluable service that has worked very well over the last year and we should continue to support it. I just popped in there before this meeting and they had 16 people call in already today and it’s a cold wet Tuesday in January.”

Castlebar Town Council to spend €11,000 on conferences instead of local amenities

Four Castlebar town councillors who did not attend any conferences in 2011, according to the latest available figures, voted against an €11,000 allocation in this year’s budget for funding attendance at conferences.

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.

Fears for Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar following critical report

A report criticising the level of care offered to patients at the Sacred Heart Hospital has been condemned by Castlebar Fine Gael town councillor and former mayor, Cllr Ger Deere, who stated that the report published in the national media this week was being “used as an excuse to close down the Sacred Heart”.

Prayer will stay before meetings of Castlebar Town Council

The issue of whether a prayer will be said before the meetings of Castlebar Town Council in future was raised at the May meeting of the local authority. The councillors were discussing a number issues to do with protocol recommendations for the council. Cllr Frank Durcan proposed that before a meeting the members should say an Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be to the Father. Cllr Eugene McCormack told the meeting that “maybe that is one too many” to which Cllr Durcan agreed that either the Hail Mary or the Our Father be said.

Gardai to tackle outdoor drinking issue ahead of the summer

Gardai in Castlebar have pledged to tackle the issue of drinking outdoors over the coming weeks before the summer starts and the issue becomes a major problem.

Historic Imperial Hotel to be bought by town and county councils

Castlebar Town Council and Mayo County Council are to purchase the historic Imperial Hotel in Castlebar.

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