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Ballina Chamber is working hard for exporters

Ballina Chamber of Commerce is a key resource for local companies seeking to trade internationally or expand their operations overseas. The chamber is licensed to authorise official international trade documentation for foreign destinations that include Iran, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Botswana, and Ukraine.

All-night humdinger of a battle in Ballina proves every vote really does count

It was widely expected that the eight seats in the Ballina area would be some of the most hotly contested in the county and that was certainly the case in the count centre in the TF Royal Theatre Hotel, Castlebar, over the weekend.

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.

Plenty of Independent voices on the ticket

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A number of the Independent candidates running in the upcoming Local Elections believe voters are disillusioned with what the traditional parties are offering and a swing towards the non-party aligned is on the cards.

Undergrounding power lines proposal not backed

A proposal to have all 400kv power lines undergrounded included in the new Mayo County Council development plan fell at a vote (12-10, with nine councillors absent for the vote ) at this week’s special meeting of the council to approve the new county development plan.

Anti-pylon group create Christmas cards

The Knockmore-Ballina Action Committee against plyons created Christmas cards for this year’s Christmas season, to raise awareness of their fight against the proposed over grounding of 440kv power lines in the area. In the group’s statement on their cards they address the county’s TDs, county councillors, county manager, and the other influence makers around the project. In their message they say: “We wish you a happy Christmas and live in hope that all of you will come to understand the connection between commercial wind farms, ugly substations, grotesque giant pylons, dangerous high voltage lines, and rural decimation. The effects of this proposed, ugly, giant, metallic zip in the Moy Valley will be devastating. For what? The delivery of costly, intermittent, and unreliable electricity that is not needed, is paid for in our bills and taxes, and carried on the backs of vibrant rural communities whose very continuity will be threatened. That kind of electricity has about as much chance of drawing in new industry as fully paid bond holders have of taking a retrospective haircut.

Business and tourism chiefs celebrate Mayo Gathering success

A host of business and tourism chiefs from Mayo and Manchester held an inaugural networking lunch on Thursday August 8 to celebrate the success of this year’s Manchester Mayo Gathering. The event which was held at the Ice House in Ballina attracted business and tourism representatives from all over Mayo and Manchester.

Ballina to bid for historic 2016 All-Ireland Fleadh

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The Moy Valley branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Éireann is to make a bid to have the All-Ireland Fleadh staged in Ballina in 2016.

Music classes in Ballina

The Moy Valley branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann are setting up traditional Irish music classes for adults in Ballina.

Kiss of death for N26 from the NRA — Mulherin

Deputy Michelle Mulherin has revealed that she has received “shocking news” from the National Roads Authority that it “no longer considers the N26 Phase 2 a potential project”.

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