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The Sacred Heart is saved thanks to €11 million funding allocation

The Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar will be brought up to HIQA standards in time for the 2015 deadline, following the announcement on Wednesday that €11 million was being sanctioned for the necessary refurbishment works by the HSE. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement that the hospital has now been included in the HSE's Capital Programme.

Network Mayo hosts Get on the Ticket – an evening of politics from a female perspective

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Network Mayo is hosting an evening with Women for Election on Thursday, May 23, in Áras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar.

Parking charges concerns Castlebar Chamber president

Castlebar Chamber president Oliver Kelleher, in a presentation to Castlebar Town Council last week, hit out at the council on a number of issues. Kelleher told the meeting that the businesses in the town were looking for “fair play” and were not looking for “special treatment”.

Castlebar Town Council to spend €11,000 on conferences instead of local amenities

Four Castlebar town councillors who did not attend any conferences in 2011, according to the latest available figures, voted against an €11,000 allocation in this year’s budget for funding attendance at conferences.

Heston urges Mayo businesses to apply to Microfinance Scheme

Fine Gael Councillor Noreen Heston has urged small local businesses that have been refused credit by the banks to apply to the Government’s new Microfinance Scheme. The €90 million scheme has been available to businesses since the beginning of October. “This new scheme will be of huge benefit to small businesses in Mayo which have been refused traditional sources of finance. Any business or sole trader employing up to 10 people who have been refused by the banks for loans of up to €25,000 can apply. Over the 10-year lifetime of the scheme it is expected that over €90 million will be provided to 5,500 small businesses with the creation of up to 7,700 jobs,” Councillor Heston explained.

Plain clothed Gardaí to patrol Castlebar streets to identify young thugs

Gardaí in Castlebar are going to patrol the streets in plain clothes to try to identify the thugs who are harassing children and teenagers on a daily basis.

Parents fear that a child will be killed unless harassment stops

A committee of parents concerned about sustained harassment and violence against their children in Castlebar is to meet with the local Superintendent and senior HSE social worker next week to try and find solutions to this growing problem.

Barrett stands alone on county council abortion motion

Labour Party Castlebar town councillor Harry Barrett was the only member of either Mayo County Council or Castlebar Town Council to oppose a notice of motion in relation to abortion put before both councils this week. Independent Cllr Frank Durcan who sits on both of the local authorities put forward a notice of motion to both councils stating “that the members resolve, in keeping with the will of the Irish people as emphatically expressed in the referendum of 1983, to oppose any form of legalisation of abortion under any circumstances”.

Planting and paving works in pipeline for Castlebar Town Park

Castlebar Town Park, situated behind Scoil Raifteiri, will benefit from paving works and planting in the near future according to a local councillor.

Changes to Landlord and Tenant Law welcomed

Castlebar Fine Gael town councillor Noreen Heston has warmly welcomed the publication by Minister Jan O’Sullivan of legislation to reform landlord and tenant law.


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