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Ninety four Mayo primary schools sowing and growing in national challenge

An almighty platoon of young Mayo farmers is homeward bound to learn about the importance of eating their five-a-day. Primary schools in Mayo are cultivating five crops of Irish fruit and vegetables in the classroom for the National Incredible Edibles growing challenge, developed by Agri Aware.

Hogan seeks flood relief for Inistioge and Leighlinbridge

Deputy Phil Hogan has lobbied the Government for flood relief schemes at Inistioge and Leighlinbridge.

Kilkenny loses junior minister in recovery plan

The Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Commerce John McGuinness has resigned his position along with his junior ministerial colleagues in a bid to create a more cost-effective Oireachtas during the recession.

New mental health and intellectual disability courses at Portobello Institute

The Portobello Institute has welcomed the latest news from the Department of Health regarding its intentions to fulfil promises made in the HSE’s A Vision for Change, a plan seen as the first serious attempt at improving mental health services across the country.

Funding for Community and Voluntary Forum in Westmeath

Funding of €29,655 has been made available to Westmeath County Council to support the work of the Community and Voluntary Forum in Westmeath.

Junior Minister Calleary rises quickly through the political ranks

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Dara Calleary’s rise through the political ranks continued apace this week with the announcement that he has been appointed a Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, with special responsibility for Labour Affairs. Calleary, who was elected to the Dáil for the first time at the last general election, has become the first junior minster to be appointed from the county since Tom Moffatt lost his Dáil seat as a sitting junior minister with responsibility for health in the 2002 general election.

Attacks on Ballina Mayor ‘a waste of chamber’s time’

Mayor of Ballina Councillor Michelle Mulherin has hit back at her Fianna Fáil town council colleague Cllr Padraic Moore who accused her of treating the chain of office “like a piece of jewellery”.

Cowen’s policies differ from mine, but I’ll be back, says axed McGuinness

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Kilkenny’s former junior minister John McGuinness has pledged that he will not be downtrodden as a result of the Taoiseach’s decision to axe him as Minister of State at the Department of Trade and Enterprise and he added that he would hope to be back in a ministerial role once again in the future.

Cribben aiming to promote Ballina from both chambers

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“It’s been interesting, I’ve never canvassed for anyone else before never mind myself.” Sandra Cribben is well known for promoting Ballina from her position within Ballina Chamber, but the 38-year-old is hoping to take up residence in a different chamber after June. Cribben put her name forward for this year’s town council elections and hitched herself to the Fianna Fáil ticket in the town where she hopes to take over the seat being vacated by outgoing councillor Padraig Moore, who has decided to step down from the council at the end of this term.

Ballina councillors congratulate Calleary

The members of Ballina Town Council took time out before their monthly meeting to congratulate Dara Calleary on his promotion to Minister of State within the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment. Starting off the congratulations was Town Mayor, Michelle Mulherin. She told the meeting: “I would like to congratulate Dara on his promotion to the position of Junior Minister. It is a great achievement for him and his family and he has been handed a very apt portfolio.”


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