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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed confirmation that an application for Raheens Wood outside Castlebar was successful in being selected under the NeighbourWood Scheme. The recently re-opened NeighbourWood Scheme is a forestry-support initiative to assist communities to create their own 'close-to-home' woodland amenities. The Minister of State for Food Safety, Forestry and Horticulture, Shane McEntee, recently visited the woodland area to view the site with the Taoiseach following the recent opening of new Coillte offices in Castlebar.
Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane is calling for the establishment of a national diaspora centre and has identified the former military barracks, Castlebar, as an ideal location.
An Athlone councillor was forced to back down this week after his proposal of a vote of no confidence in Minister for Defence Alan Shatter was rejected by his fellow councillors.
Mayo Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has moved to allay fears over the future of medical cover at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar but concerns are still being expressed regarding the future of the facility.
A heated debate at the May meeting of Castlebar Town Council on Tuesday night in relation to the future of the Sacred Heart Hospital took a twist the following morning when town clerk Marie Crowley issued a letter to the nine members of the council regarding an oversight on her behalf. At the April meeting the members had agreed following a vote of five to four to send a letter to Enda Kenny calling on him to “give a firm commitment to make the Sacred Heart Home fully operational and furthermore that he guarantees that the Sacred Heart Home will not be downgraded or closed.”
Mayo business representatives joined with dozens of other business community representatives in Dublin on Wednesday morning last calling for an emphatic Yes in the upcoming fiscal treaty.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice, Dara Calleary has said that more Garda stations in Mayo could face closure in the next few months after the Justice Minister Alan Shatter launched a fresh attack on rural Garda stations. Minister Shatter has confirmed that the closure of Glenisland, Tourmakeady, Mulranny and Bellacorrick Garda Stations, along with dozens of others across the country, is just the beginning of a sustained attack on community policing.
Ireland’s newest and most innovative online TV channel, mayotv.ie was endorsed by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny this week in the USA during his official visit to America for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Speaking during his trip to Chicago, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated that mayotv.ie and now their new national online platform irishtv.ie has its finger on the pulse of new media at home and abroad. “Mayotv.ie and irishtv.ie has opened up an entirely new international TV market and I can see a huge demand for this service. It is a vital link for the Irish diaspora and I am delighted to launch their new website,” stated An Taoiseach in Chicago.
Fianna Fail in government was corrupt. Previous findings against former Taoiseach Charles Haughey have now also been applied to other party members, specifically our own Castlebar native and ex-government minister and EU commissioner, Padraig Flynn, while ex-taoiseach Bertie Ahern has been found to have been “untruthful” relating to his financial affairs.
The Mahon Report, which was finally published yesterday 15 years after the Mahon Tribunal was established, has produced a number of damning conclusions against Pádraig Flynn.