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High quality new homes on offer in Maoilín

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After the success of phase 1 sales of 12 homes at Maoilín on the Ballymoneen Road, Burkeway Homes Ltd has announced the launch of phase 2 of 20 homes from plans. Phase 2 comprises a mix of two, three, and four bed semidetached and four bed detached homes ranging in size from 996sq ft to 1,400sq ft. These homes will all be BER A rated and will be built to a very high standard of construction. 

Most recent Mayo road death brings total to eleven this year

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The death of a 20-year-old man in Ballina following a road accident on Wednesday night has brought the number of road deaths in the county to 11 so far this year. The latest fatality has come fresh on the back of the release of information from the Western Garda Region that Mayo had the highest death toll on the roads in the region, accounting for almost half of the deaths recorded in the region this year. 

A time when the Irish were not welcome

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Between the years 1845 and 1855 more than 2.1 million people emigrated from Ireland. They streamed into Liverpool, Manchester, Boston and New York. Many were diseased, hungry, dirty, broken spirited, with barely any personal belongings. Some embarked actually naked.

Bicycle helmets most effective in low speed collisions

A UCD professor who conducted a study of cyclists with fatal head injuries is recommending bicycle helmets be worn to protect against head injuries in the event of a collision, particularly at speeds of less than 50km/h. 

Moyola Park residents face water contamination for second time

Residents in Moyola Park were instructed not to use the water this week following the discovery of kerosene in tap water. This is the second time this year that the fuel has contaminated tap water in the Newcastle estate.

Lough Ree RNLI to the rescue after 42ft motor cruiser runs aground

Volunteers from Lough Ree RNLI were called to assist two people on September 30 after their motor cruiser ran aground on a shoal near Green Island on Lough Ree. 

RSA expresses concern over driver attitudes to tyre safety

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has expressed concern at driver attitudes to tyre safety, after a recent survey revealed that one in eight drivers have bought part-worn tyres in the past.

Kyne welcomes progress on environmental review clearing way for Claregalway Flood Relief Works

Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South Seán Kyne has welcomed confirmation from the Office of Public Works’ Minister, Simon Harris that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform will this month sign off on the environmental review which has delayed works on the Claregalway Flood Relief Scheme. 

Sandyvale residents demand halt to water meter installation

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Residents in Sandyvale Lawn are up in arms over the perceived failure of Irish Water to take heed of a report by the Galway City Council on the nature of the area's pipe network, and to inform its workers of the potential dangers when installing water meters in what is a wetland area.

Crossmolina Flood Relief Scheme part of OPW investment programme

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Deputy Michelle Mulherin has welcomed confirmation that the Crossmolina Flood Relief Scheme will be funded as part of the OPW's €430 million capital investment programme. Dep Mulherin said: "This is excellent news, I arranged for Junior Minister Simon Harris to visit Crossmolina and meet with local residents and businesses where he heard first hand the stories of destruction and devastation which visited locals when the River Deel burst its banks in 2006. The need for this scheme is something I have been pressing for some time now and I am glad to say progressing it has been a priority under this Government. The inclusion of this scheme in the Capital Investment Programme by Minister Harris will ensure it is actually delivered and built."

 

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