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Knockmore Fianna Fail express anger over post office closure

The recent closure of the Knockmore village post office was condemned at the May meeting of the Knockmore Area Fianna Fáil Cumann, with members criticising An Post for taking the decision to close the post office in an area with a population of over 4,000 people. The Government and the four sitting Mayo Fine Gael TDs were also charged with “standing idly by while the service was withdrawn”.

Knockmore Fianna Fail express anger over post office closure

The recent closure of the Knockmore village post office was condemned at the May meeting of the Knockmore Area Fianna Fáil Cumann, with members criticising An Post for taking the decision to close the post office in an area with a population of over 4,000 people. The Government and the four sitting Mayo Fine Gael TDs were also charged with “standing idly by while the service was withdrawn”.

Grid West project aims to bring massive renewable infrastructure to west

A plan to bring 21st century energy infrastructure to Galway and the West of Ireland was launched by EirGrid this week. By connecting the electricity generated by the region’s huge renewable energy resources, the Grid West project will facilitate significant job creation and investment as well as contributing to national recovery and growth.

Renewable Energy can Transform the region – Minister Rabbitte

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The ‘enormous potential of renewable energies to transform the economy of the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) Region’ was highlighted by Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte in his address to the BMW Regional Assembly’s annual conference at the TF Royal Theatre, Castlebar, this week, which was attended by 170 delegates. Minister Rabbitte stated that the exploitation of wind and wave resources offered huge opportunities for regional development.

BMW annual conference on renewable energy

The BMW Regional Assembly is holding its annual conference on Monday April 30 in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, commencing at 9.30am.

NUI information officer appointed to TG4 board

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has announced the appointment of eight members to the Board of TG4 including a new chairperson for the Board and among the appointees is Press & Information Officer at NUI Galway, Michelle Ní Chróinín.

‘If it’s good enough for the Taoiseach it should be for them’ - O’Malley calls for cap on RTE pay

Ballina town councillor Johnny O’Malley this week proposed a motion calling for the Minister for Communications to cap the wage structure at the national broadcaster to €200,000. In outlining the reasons for his motion, Cllr O’Malley told the other members: “I think €200,000 is enough, if it’s good enough for the Taoiseach, it should be for them.” He had previously explained that when RTE closed its Raidio na Gaeltachta studio in Mayo earlier this year, because of a lack of funds, the “obscene” wages that some in RTE earn came to his mind.

High Court challenge to council’s island levy to be heard in March

A HIGH Court challenge against Galway County Council’s Aran Island passenger levy will be heard in March, a ferry company which brought the action was told this week.

Get online with Forus Training, Mullingar

Forus Training has been chosen to partner ICS Skills to provide internet training to 4,500 people around the country to tackle the large number of the population who are ‘digitally excluded’ as part of the Get Ireland Online programme.

BAI launches investigation into RTÉ’s handling of defamatory Prime Time programme

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced that it is to conduct an inquiry into an RTÉ programme which defamed Ahascragh priest, Fr Kevin Reynolds.

 

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