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Ballina mayor appointed to RAPID implementation team as programme gets funding boost

Ballina will get a €250,000 boost for RAPID prorgrammes following an annoucement this week by Minister for Community, Rural and Gaelacht affairs Éamon Ó Cuív. The funding is Ballina’s share in one-off funding announced for the five new towns which were given RAPID status this year. The towns will share in €1.25 million from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The funding will be drawn down over two years and will be used for stand alone projects such as playgrounds, improving disabled and community facilities, and enducation and environmental improvments.

Sea Road tourism boss honoured by Killarney Chamber of Commerce

A Galway man who is the vice president of a major German tourism organisation was given a special honour by the Mayor of Killarney recently.

Anglo lent millions to Galway businessmen for New York properties

An investigation into the loan dealings of Anglo Irish Bank during the height of the boom has revealed that hundreds of millions of dollars was provided to some of Ireland’s wealthiest people, including Galway businessmen, to buy luxury apartments in New York.

SPORTS SHORTS

•A novel scrappage scheme for hurling helmets, supported by Galway star Joe Canning, is due to start nationwide in the near future. The scheme, which will run until February 21, will enable players to scrap any make or model of helmet, with or without a faceguard, and receive a discount on a new MARC IS355 certified helmet. In addition, MARC Sports’ chosen children’s charity, Make-A-Wish®, Ireland; will receive a donation for every helmet that is scrapped.Speaking about the first scrappage scheme run for hurling helmets, director general of the GAA, Paraic Duffy commented “MARC Sports is to be commended for launching this innovative scheme, which will ultimately increase the safety of our playing members. The IS355 approved hurling helmet is an important standard for the use of helmets and we wish MARC Sports every success with this campaign.”

SPORTS SHORTS

•A novel scrappage scheme for hurling helmets, supported by Galway star Joe Canning, is due to start nationwide in the near future. The scheme, which will run until February 21, will enable players to scrap any make or model of helmet, with or without a faceguard, and receive a discount on a new MARC IS355 certified helmet. In addition, MARC Sports’ chosen children’s charity, Make-A-Wish®, Ireland; will receive a donation for every helmet that is scrapped.Speaking about the first scrappage scheme run for hurling helmets, director general of the GAA, Paraic Duffy commented “MARC Sports is to be commended for launching this innovative scheme, which will ultimately increase the safety of our playing members. The IS355 approved hurling helmet is an important standard for the use of helmets and we wish MARC Sports every success with this campaign.”

Owen Killian to speak at Midlands Gateway Chamber Breakfast Briefing

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The Midlands Gateway Chamber Ambassador of the Year 2009/10 is to speak at a breakfast briefing on innovation on Tuesday, February 2 in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

Young Westmeath scientists clean up at awards

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Months of hard work paid off for several young Athlone scientists on Friday last, when they scooped awards at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

 

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