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Hundreds of trees to be planted at Lough Lannagh on Monday

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More than 400 trees are to be planted in one afternoon at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar, on Monday to mark National Tree Week.

Castlebar St Patrick’s Day parade to take place on Sunday

The Castlebar St Patrick’s Day parade will take place on Sunday March 16 it has been announced. The date of the parade had been in question following Castlebar Mitchels progressing to the All Ireland Senior Club Championship football final, which takes place on St Patrick’s Day in Croke Park.

Taoiseach to announce details of Sacred Heart project on Monday

Next Monday the future shape and direction of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar will be mapped out when Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits the hospital. The future of the facility had been a hot topic of debate over recent years, with calls for the Taoiseach to make sure the facility was saved and improved. An Taoiseach’s visit follows the inclusion of the hospital in the HSE capital plan for this year, with an allocation of €11 million in funding for the facility to ensure its future and bring it up to required HIQA standards. It’s expected the plans for the project will be completed by the end of the month and it will then go out to tender for design. The project will see the refurbishment and extensions to three long stay wards and an rehabilitation ward.

Castlebar street battle captured in new calendar

The reenactment during the summer of the famed battle known as the Castlebar Races, which attracted 10,000 spectators to the county town, has been commemorated in a 2014 calendar.

Heneghan gets nod for Fine Gael nomination

The Fine Gael ticket for next year’s Castlebar Municipal District in the Mayo County Council elections was shored up last weekend with current Castlebar Town Councillor Brendan Heneghan getting the nod from the delegates to join the current sitting Mayo county councillors on the ticket for next year.

Castlebar FG picks candidates for selection convention

Last week the Castlebar branch of the Fine Gael party met to pick candidates to go forward for the selection convention ahead of next year’s local elections. The Castlebar branch selected sitting county councillors Cyril Burke and Eugene McCormack along with current Castlebar Town Council councillors Brendan Heneghan and Ger Deere. The four selected nominees all spoke to the meeting and will now go forward to the party’s Mayo convention next month.

Speculation mounts over Taoiseach’s future EU role

The rumour mill went into overdrive that an Taoiseach Enda Kenny is tipped to take over a major position in the EU in 2014, after an article appeared in the Irish Independent this week which reported that the Taoiseach is being linked with two top positions—The European Council President and the European Commission President.

Section of Rathbawn Road urgently requires safety works

Castlebar and Fine Gael town councillor Ger Deere has placed a motion at the next Castlebar Town Council Meeting in respect of a section of road of the Rathbawn Road. The section of road in question is quite close to the Snugboro Junction where vehicles appear to lose control. A number of road traffic collisions have taken place at the location over the past number of months, with the most recent occurring last Friday morning.

The Sacred Heart is saved thanks to €11 million funding allocation

The Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar will be brought up to HIQA standards in time for the 2015 deadline, following the announcement on Wednesday that €11 million was being sanctioned for the necessary refurbishment works by the HSE. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement that the hospital has now been included in the HSE's Capital Programme.

Castlebar car park compared to an obstacle course

Sections of the Castle Street car park in Castlebar have been described by local town councillor Ger Deere as an “outdoor obstacle course” due to the number of potholes and uneven surfaces.


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