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Fine Gael TD for Mayo Michelle Mulherin has today welcomed confirmation from the Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Jan O'Sullivan, that the Government is preparing legislation to replace the Tenant Purchase Scheme which expired at the end of 2012. It was confirmed to Deputy Mulherin in response to a parliamentary question which she tabled, that the General Scheme of a Housing Bill will enable local authority tenants to purchase their homes. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, subsequently confirmed to Deputy Mulherin in Dáil Eireann this week that the legislation may come to Cabinet before the end of this year.
Mayo Fine Gael TDs John O’Mahony and Michelle Mulherin have welcomed the announcement by the Department of Health that the number of patients waiting on trolleys at Mayo General Hospital has fallen by 15 per cent in the first nine months of this year as compared to 2012, evidence of the commitment by staff at the hospital in ensuring that patients always come first.
The Foot Clinic provides a chiropody service and treats all aspects of foot and leg pain at the following clinics: Molloys Pharmacy, Roscommon town; McGorisks Pharmacy, Athlone Towncentre; Dr Loftus’s Surgery, Boyle; and Cox’s Pharmacy, Carrick-on-Shannon.
As part of the In Humbert’s Footsteps Gathering Event, the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar is delighted to present ’98 Recalled, a unique and fascinating exhibition of distinctive and previously unseen artefacts (many from private collections) and associated information pertaining to the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland, and French General Humbert’s expedition in particular. The collection of artefacts includes a selection of 1798 pikeheads, a French bayonet discovered at site of Battle of Ballinamuck, and the hat and sword belonging to French Captain Truc (who was appointed Town Commander of Ballina by General Humbert). The exhibition is presented in association with the In Humbert’s Footsteps Gathering Event Castlebar Committee. The exhibition, which takes place in the Linenhall’s Theatre space, runs until Saturday, August 24.
Get ready to experience Mayo’s largest Gathering celebration, In Humbert’s Footsteps, which is set to take place in Kilcummin, Killala, Lahardane and Castlebar from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 August 2013. With participants coming from France, England, Northern and southern Ireland and further afield, the historical re-enactment of the 1798 invasion of Ireland by French forces under the command of General Humbert promises a host of events for all the family, locals and visitors alike; with many of the events free of charge. Appealing to a general audience, over 10,000 visitors are expected in Mayo for these avant-garde festivities.
Do you want to be part of history and a unique event that is attracting high profile attention from as far away as France, the USA and even Russia?
Mayo Sinn Féin Cllr Rose Conway-Walsh lost out in the race for the party’s nomination for the EU elections next year at their selection convention last Sunday night in Sligo. Delegates on the evening selected Matt Carty as the Sinn Féin candidate in the EU elections in the north-western constituency.
You have to love July. Festival fever and all that. And this year is a little bit more special with all the Gathering events happening across the county.
The National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough in association the French Embassy in Ireland is delighted to present 1689 - 2012, The Irish and France: Three Centuries of Military Relations, an exhibition originally produced by Musée de l’Armée, Paris (the Army Museum, Paris).