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Pressure mounts for Tuam baby death investigation

Calls for an urgent inquiry into the deaths of nearly 800 children at a Tuam mother and baby home continue, and pressure mounts on the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, to take the lead into the investigation and apologise on behalf of the State.

€360,000 for discovery points in Mayo

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring this week announced €3.2m funding for the next phase of the Wild Atlantic Way development. As part of the overall funding package €360,000 has been allocated to Mayo for works on 24 discovery points and four embarkation points along the route.

COPE receives funding to progress with city refuge

COPE Galway will receive €1.16 million towards a new domestic violence refuge for Galway city.

Almost €1 million allocated for housing units for the elderly in Foxford

Funding of €975,000 was announced this week for the provision of eight housing units for the benefit of the elderly in Foxford. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Jan O’Sullivan. The funding for the project has come from the Capital Assistance Scheme and has been allocated to the St Vincent de Paul, which is an approved housing body. The proposed development will be constructed at Irishtown on the Swinford road in Foxford.

Ring announces funding of €949,185 for Mayo roads

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring this week announced funding of €803,185 for road works in Mayo from his Department. In total 48 regional and local roads were given funding in this grant. In addition to this, Mayo will also receive €146,000 for three schemes which the Mayo County Council did not complete in 2013 but is undertaking in the current year, namely the Corclough West L5238 road which has been allocated €56,000, the Glenlara L5240 road which was given €30,000, and Foxpoint L5258 road which has been given €60,000 to complete the projects.

North Mayo to get a greenway along the Moy

There was good news for the north Mayo area with the announcement yesterday of an allocation of €250,000 seed money to begin construction on a 14 km greenway from Ballina to Killala along the River Moy. The greenway will incorporate an off road cycle track and walk and will incorporate a number of monasteries along the river. It is envisioned that this 14km stretch will be the first phase of a multi-phase greenway in the larger north Mayo area.

Belmullet gets €6 million for sewerage scheme

The news that the long awaited Belmullet sewerage scheme has been given €6 million funding was welcomed this week. Local Fine Gael councillor Gerry Coyle said that while there has been some concern expressed by local residents and fishermen in relation to the location of the proposed plant and outflow pipe, he believes the new modern plant should allay some of these concerns. He said this week: “Belmullet is a modern and vibrant town and it deserves all the investment it can get towards improving its infrastructure so that that it can progress into the future.” Councillor Coyle thanked Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister Michael Ring, and Minister Phil Hogan for their commitment to the project. He said that both himself and Minister Ring had worked tirelessly on behalf of the community to have the scheme delivered.

Westport teacher wins volunteering award

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Westport teacher Laura Ní Mhaille has received an award for her contribution to fighting global poverty as a volunteer.

Mayo County Council launch Community Diaspora Tourism Initiative fund

Mayo County Council has launched a new community tourism initiative for the Diaspora which seeks to build on the legacy of The Gathering 2013. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, officially launched the initiative, a joint partnership by Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance, and the 34 local authorities, to provide an annual fund of €1m over the next three years to support up to 700 local community-based events each year around the country. Mayo County Council will provide €30,000 over the next three years for this purpose.

Irish people showed their love for Mayo in 2013

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Whether it is our dramatic coastal scenery, world class cycling attractions or soft, rolling green hills, something about Mayo has mass appeal.


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