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Communities from across Mayo were honoured for their efforts to promote tourism in the county by organising Gathering events during the year.
Just over 12 hours after he addressed the nation in a live Sunday evening (December 16) broadcast on Ireland’s exit from the Troika bailout, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was back at his desk in his constituency office on Tucker Street in Castlebar. His familiar voice could be heard outside the door of the office as he chatted to old school friends and passers-by as he arrived to the door of the office, ready for another full day of engagements on his home turf. After 38 years in national politics, the Islandeady native is heading into his third Christmas as leader of the country and is very positive about the future for Ireland in the coming years.
Castlebar based Fianna Fáil vice-president and local area representative, Lisa Chambers, met with Fianna Fáil MEPs Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher, Liam Aylward and Brian Crowley in Brussels on a recent trip. Lisa, who is chair of the European Affairs Committee of the Fianna Fáil National Executive, and three committee members were invited to Brussels to visit the Commission and the Parliament, and also to meet with the Fianna Fáil MEPs.
The finalists in the Small Firms Association (SFA) National Small Business Awards 2014 were announced this week by, AJ Noonan, SFA chairman and chair of the awards judging panel. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry.
There was a major boost for Mayo this morning (Wednesday, November 27) with the announcement of the creation of 150 new jobs by Northgate Information Solutions in Castlebar over a three year period. The jobs will focus on Northgate’s core services including IT and transactional services, as well as document management services and an extension to the health services already in place. The announcement was made during the conference on Partnership and Innovation hosted by the West/North West Hospitals Group and NUI Galway today.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited pupils in Craggagh National School, Balla, this week for the launch of the 2013-2014 Blue Star Programme; a national primary school initiative which aims to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union among Irish primary school pupils through classroom projects and activities. The Taoiseach was welcomed to Craggagh NS by a colourful guard of honour put on by the school’s younger pupils. During his visit, the Taoiseach met with members of the school community and was treated to an exhibition of the pupils’ Blue Star projects and artwork from the entire school.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has been informed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, that Bridget Togher of Knockmoyleen, Ballycroy has been appointed as a Peace Commissioner for the north Mayo area.
The recent announcement of the Honourable Mr Justice Hardiman to serve as chair of the upcoming Brehon Law Society’s 2013 US Ireland Symposium in Westport, in late September has created enormous interest in the upcoming event. The symposium hosted by the Brehon Law Society of Philadelphia with the support of Mayo County Council and the Western Development Commission will run from September 25 through 27 including a Gala dinner evening with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny as special guest of honour . The two day symposium will see a mix of Irish and American lawyers, business consultants and businesses operating in both Ireland and the United States come together to address topics which are essential for international business exchange between both countries.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring has today been informed by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley that he has approved funding for roads on Clare Island and on Inishbiggle. In relation to Inishbiggle, funding is being provided for 75 per cent of the overall cost of the roads with €45,000 being allocated. In relation to Clare Island, again 75 per cent is being approved for the overall cost of the work and they will be receiving €60,750.
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.