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At an event in the Croke Park Conference Centre this week, Minister Aine Brady, newly appointed Minister of State for Older People and Health Promotion, awarded a first place prize to winning students Emma Horan, Sinead Mangan, and Roisin McEvoy and second place prize to student Khansa Akhtar, all from St Angela’s National School, Castlebar, at the inaugural Irish Cancer Society competition.
Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahoney has said the publication of the latest live register figures for Mayo makes grim reading for the people of the county and puts huge onus on the newly appointed Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Dara Calleary TD, to start delivering sorely needed employment to the people who elected him to Dáil Éireann.
Barnatra National School has been successful in its appeal to be included in the Department of Education and Science Summer Works Scheme 2009.
Minister of State, Dara Calleary, has urged businesses to keep health and safety at the top of their agenda, and not use the economic downturn as an excuse for cut backs in this area.
The news that ICT Eurotel is to close its Belmullet base of operations has come as a huge blow to the area. The closure of the call centre will see 82 jobs lost and will be a detrimental blow to the community in the area. ICT Eurotel employed 39 full-time and 43 part-time staff in its Belmullet operation and is expected to have completely wound down its operations by October this year.
The Mullingar Chamber recently met with the Minister of State for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Billy Kelleher to discuss access to bank credit for businesses. With the closure of many local businesses in recent months it is clear that is a critical issue, which is affecting the ability of business owners to keep their staff employed, and their doors open.
In these difficult economic times, it is vital that Irish seafood is differentiated to protect our fishermen and to ultimately build a recognisable mark to support Irish fishermen and suppliers.
The Midland Regional Drugs Task Force is inviting applications for funding under the 2009 Capital Premises Fund, after a sum of €25,000 was made available to the local body.
Youth projects in Athlone have received a boost of €100,000 in funding, following the expansion of the Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund (YPFSF).
The waiting ended for the almost 2,000 students in Mayo who sat their Leaving Cert in June. Wednesday saw the results released to those who had sat the exams and next week will see the first round of CAO offers drop through letter boxes around the county.