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Councillor brands fire starters as criminals

All of the members of the Belmullet electoral area committee of Mayo County Council were full throated in their condemnation of people who have been starting gorse fires across the county in recent weeks.

Westport to host international conference

Westport is to host an international conference from May 14 to 16, the only conference to be held outside of Dublin during Ireland’s presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Celebrate spring at Coole this weekend

Coole Park will host two events in the coming days to celebrate the arrival of spring. A family learning day will take place in the park this weekend, and an event celebrating Lady Augusta Gregory’s love of trees will be held the following weekend as part of Tree Week and Seachtain na Gaeilge.

Santa is coming to Coole

Coole Park will hold a free family event to celebrate the start of the festive season on Sunday December 9. The event, which will take place in the Coole Park Visitor Centre and tea rooms from 2pm to 4pm, will feature stories, winter scavenger hunts, and a visit by Santa.

UK and Greece support Outer Bypass decision at European Court hearing

There were hopeful signs for the future of the Galway City Outer Bypass at a European Court of Justice oral hearing yesterday after support was shown for An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant permission for the first half of the project.

Autumn Gathering turns eighteen and goes from strength to strength

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It is almost two decades since the first Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering at Coole and the event goes from strength to strength with an impressive line-up of speakers and events announced at the launch at Coole last weekend.

Westmeath County Council obliged to find new source of canal water

Westmeath County Council must find a new source of water for the Royal Canal to protect Mullingar’s drinking water, an oral hearing has been told.

Tourism boost for Connemara with €1.8m investment in Wild Atlantic Way

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Connemara is set for a major tourism boost with the announcement that €1.8m is to pumped into a new initiative for the region.

GMIT and IWDG to host annual conference of European Cetacean Society

More than 500 marine mammal biologists from around the world will gather in Galway in the coming days for the 26th annual conference of the European Cetacean Society, hosted this year by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWD).

Criticism for misleading adverts on turf cutting

There was widespread criticism of advertisements placed in a number of local and national papers at the end of last month which said that hundreds of bogs would be affected by new regulations on turf cutting – when in reality there were only three.

 

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