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Sod to be turned on National Outdoor Pursuits Academy

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this week that he expects for the sod to be turned on phase one of the National Outdoor Pursuits Academy based in around Lough Lannagh in the coming weeks. The Taoiseach was speaking at the press briefing with local newspapers this week in Lough Lannagh Holiday Village where he outlined progress on a number of projects and developments in the county.

Call for live online streaming of Galway County Council meetings

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In the wake of the farcical scenes witnessed in the new Galway County Council chamber this week, local representative James Charity has called for live online streaming of meetings, so that the public can view proceedings for themselves.

Mayo on the world stage as Taoiseach welcomes Chinese Premier

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On Sunday evening the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala visited Cathal and Mary Garvey's farm in county Mayo and welcomed Premier Li of China and his wife Professor Chang to Ireland.

Geoghegan Quinn denies Ansbacher bank account claims made under Dail privilege

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Former Minister, European Commissioner and Galway West TD Maire Geoghegan-Quinn strongly denied last evening that she had an Ansbacher account or a Guinness and Mahon bank account.

Ireland ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, Richard Bruton, have announced the ratification by Ireland of the Maritime Labour Convention, which sets standards for working and living conditions for seafarers.

Kenny unveils plans for Sacred Heart Hospital

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny announced the details of the €11 million overhaul of the Sacred Heart Hospital when he visited the hospital on Monday. The roll out of the investment into the hospital will quell fears that the hospital was being wound down. The design team for the project will be appointed this spring, with the tender process completed early next year, and it is planned the sod will be turned on the project by early summer 2015 and should be completed by late 2016 or early 2017. It was also confirmed that while the construction gets under way the hospital will remain open and accepting patients under its care.

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.

Portwest expects to create fifty new jobs out of Gulf deal

The recent trade mission to the Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton saw good news for Mayo with the announcement of a deal involving Westport based Portwest. The company which specialises in the design and manufacture of high performance work wear has recently established a distribution centre in the UAE, where it services the Middle East and African markets. This new deal is expected to create up to 50 new jobs in the company headquarters in Westport.

An Taoiseach opens Value Centre Castlebar following €2m rebuild

Value Centre Castlebar was officially reopened by the Taoiseach earlier this week, just over a year after a fire at the cash and carry temporarily closed its doors. Owners and operators BWG Foods spent €2 million on a massive refurbishment of the site and kept all staff jobs open, moving workers to other Value Centres in the area until Value Centre Castlebar was ready to welcome them back. All 14 employees are now back in work and the cash and carry has resumed full service to businesses across the west of Ireland.

Ballinasloe meeting to highlight suicide prevention services in the region

In the 28 years that Gerry Roche has been a member of the Garda Siocána he has seen the fallout from many suicides and attempted suicides.


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