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Ballina councillors reject changing of zoning for recycling centre
A proposal to change the zoning to allow a recycling centre be constructed at the Bunree Industrial Estate was unanimously rejected earlier this week by members of the Ballina Municipal District at their monthly meeting. Connacht Enviro Containers had applied for permission to construct a commercial unit for sorting recyclable materials at the Bunree Industrial Estate.
News in Brief from the week
A quick run through some of the stories from around the county this week in our News in Brief section.
Watch out for lusty deer, road safety officer warns
Motorists are being advised to be vigilant for lusty deer as road safety chiefs are concerned over the rising number of deer colliding with cars. The warning comes as the mornings and evenings get darker and rutting season approaches.
Wild Atlantic Words rolls back into Castlebar
Three new book launches, panel discussions, creative workshops, poetry and fiction will be central to a jam packed Wild Atlantic Words Literary festival which runs from this Wednesday, October 4 to Sunday, October 8 in Castlebar. And the programme has something for every taste — children's events, young people's writing, history debates, sporting memoirs, culinary arts, hometown reminiscences.
EirGrid announces changes to Grid West project
EirGrid, Ireland’s electricity grid operator, last Friday announced plans to replace the Grid West electricity transmission project with a smaller-scale development. The Grid West project was proposed in 2012 to connect large amounts of renewable energy to the grid. The decision to replace it was made due to the lower than expected amounts of wind generation in the north Connacht region.
Rural areas are being 'bled, bled, bled' says councillor
A presentation on the Housing Capital Programme for Mayo County Council in the West Mayo region this week turned into a debate on the future of rural Ireland. Comments from the councillors followed a presentation by head of housing for Mayo County Council, Paul Benson. Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Paul MacNamara said: "What about rural Ireland? If we build all these houses in urban areas are we going to close the door on rural Ireland? Of the 220 houses, there is nothing here for rural Ireland. The sites have to be acquired."
Amazing Popkoor are singing their way to Mayo
Hailing from Holten, a village in the northeast of the Netherlands, Amazing Popkoor will visit Mayo in October upon the invitation of the Mayo International Choral Festival. Their trip will involve a tour of the west of Ireland culminating in a concert in Christchurch, Castlebar, together with the Mayo Male Voice Choir and The Rolling Waves on Friday, October 13.
Water mains rehabilitation project gets under way in Claremorris and Crossboyne
Irish Water has commenced work on a €0.6 million mains rehabilitation project which will ensure a more secure supply of water to businesses and residents in the Claremorris and Crossboyne areas. The works are being carried out by JRPH Ltd on behalf of Irish Water and in partnership with Mayo County Council and will take approximately 20 weeks to be completed.
Westport named Ireland's Tidiest Large Town
There was cause for celebration for Westport today (Monday, September 25) when it was named as Ireland's Tidiest Large Town at the 2017 Tidy Town Awards, which were announced in the The Helix in Dublin. Westport's Pat Scahill was also named as the winner of the Overall National Hero Awards at the ceramony.
‘Architecture at the Edge’ festival symposium to generate creative discourse about public spaces
A keynote event on the first day of the inaugural Architecture at the Edge festival will provide an opportunity for architects, planners, designers, creatives and local communities to talk about the shape of our built environment. The half day symposium entitled ‘Placemaking’ will be held on Friday 29th September at the O’Donoghue Centre NUI, Galway. What makes a great place to live? Who is involved in the making of places in which we live, work and play? How can we make more of our public places? These are just some of the questions to be explored at the symposium.