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Knock airport row rumbles on

The long term future of Knock Airport was pushed to the front of political debate once again this week, even causing the suspension of standing orders at the annual budget meeting of Mayo County Council so it could be discussed before the €120 million budget was even considered, and later in the week necessitated a Government Minister’s department to issue a denial that he advised an airline to fly into Shannon rather than Knock.

Tourism VAT rate provides vital jobs boost—Varadkar

New CSO figures show the largest increase in employment in any sector over the year to June 2012 was in tourism-related jobs, providing further evidence that the Government’s nine per cent VAT cut has had a positive impact on job-creation, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar said today.

Government urged by Deputy Kyne to support 2014/15 Volvo bid

Galway West Fine Gael TD Sean Kyne has called on Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport Leo Varadkar to support a bid for Galway to host the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014/15.

More penalty points to be introduced from this weekend

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar has announced changes to introduce or increase penalty points for seatbelts and vehicle weight offences from this Bank Holiday weekend.

More penalty points to be introduced from this weekend

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar has announced changes to introduce or increase penalty points for seatbelts and vehicle weight offences from this Bank Holiday weekend.

Budget mutterings fail to mar July buzz as summer holidays beckon

It was only a matter of time. Of course the Croke Park (Choke Park) Agreement is going to be tampered with – along with social welfare, income tax, and child benefit — in the upcoming autumn budget, in which the Government has to make additional savings of €3.5 billion. No small change there.

Mulherin to seek Government support for major development work at Knock airport

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin is calling on the Government to grant Ireland West Airport Knock concessions similar to those provided recently to Shannon Airport, following a rebuff from Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar on the issue.

Government examining new measures to tackle repeat road offenders

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar announced this week that the Government is examining a range of measures designed to tackle the problem of repeat offenders on the roads.

Speed limits to be reviewed in Mayo as part of nationwide audit

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar has announced plans for a nationwide audit of speed limits to ensure that all speed restrictions are both safe and sensible.

Cllr Reape dismayed at abolition of LIS

Mayo County Councillor, Cllr Annie May Reape has expressed her dismay at the recent Government decision to discontinue its support of the local authority administered Local Improvement Scheme.

 

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