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Medtronic qualify for All Ireland final

Medtronic footballers have qualified for the All Ireland Junior Interfirms Football final after proving too strong for the Cork Teachers in the All Ireland semi-final played in Mallow recently.

Mayo garda stations to close in cost saving measure

Tourmakeady, Glenisland, Mulranny, and Bellacorrik Garda stations in Mayo are to be closed under the new public expenditure cost-saving measures announced in the budget this week.

Pair avoid 10 years in jail

A Circuit Court judge has decided not to impose the mandatory 10 year sentence on a man and woman who pleaded guilty to having more than €13,000 cannabis for sale or supply.

Loss of Gaeltacht jobs and services with closure of MFG

There was bad news for Gaeltacht regions in the county with the news on Thursday that Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta (MFG) will close. The partnership company, which was involved in implementing Gaeltacht schemes and grants and has offices in both Achill and Belmullet, employs a number of people in the region. Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta had been in existence for more than 20 years and played a key role in assisting many start-up organisations and companies in Gaeltacht regions in Mayo and across the country and employed 130 people nationally.


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Little progress on recouping €9m owed to council by Government

The Mayo County Council is currently owed a large amount of money by central government that still has not been paid, it emerged this week. Fianna Fáil councillor Michael McNamara raised the issue this week, while head of finance for the council, Mr Peter Duggan, was giving his quarterly break down of the council’s finances. Cllr McNamara asked: “It was said that €9 million is owed to the council by the Government, has there been much progress made on recouping that.” Duggan told the meeting: “There has been very little movement with the Department, but discussions are ongoing between both sides.”

Council still owed millions by central Government

The issue of the amount of money owed by central Government to Mayo County Council for works carried out by the council was raised again this week at the monthly meeting of Mayo County Council. Cllr Eugene Lavin brought up the issue asking Peter Duggan, head of finance for Mayo County Council, how much money was owed and how much the council had to pay in relation to interest charges on loans that it has had to take out to cover the debt.

New paving and roadworks for Newport

The Belmullet Electoral Area committee meeting was informed this week that paving works are to commence next week in Newport, with traffic diversions to be put in place around the town.

Leasing will be ‘death knell’ of rural Ireland

The chair of the Belmullet Electoral Area committee, Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle, said that the move towards the council leasing houses to people, rather than supplying houses, would be the “death knell for rural villages” as many of the units for lease are in the larger areas.

Funding of €250,000 for Mayo businesses

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Beverley Flynn has announced that more than €250,000 in funding has been secured from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Food for three key businesses in the county.


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