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Western Development Commission leading new EU-funded project

Funding of €2m has just been announced for a new three-year project to support the creative industries sector in the Western Region. Creative Momentum will support and connect creative enterprises across the west of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. The €2m in funding has been secured from the EU’s Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Interreg programme.

WDC chairman backs Taoiseach on Knock issue

Commenting on the statement made by Joe Kennedy, chairman of Ireland West Airport Knock, who directed a public appeal to An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, at a recent function, to ensure his support to Ireland West Airport Knock, chairman of the Western Development Commission, Paddy McGuinness, said: “Mr Kennedy is widely respected for his support and interest in the ongoing development of the Western region and, particularly, Ireland West Airport Knock. His comments are honourable and merely indicated that he hoped his aspirations for the airport, and those of An Taoiseach’s, were aligned.”

County council to throw financial support behind airport

Mayo County Council this week agreed in principle to make a financial contribution to Ireland West Airport Knock, following a presentation by the airport’s managing director Joe Gilmore to the July meeting of the council.

Annual US/Ireland Legal and Business Symposium to take place in Westport

The third annual US/Ireland Legal Symposium of the Brehon Law Society was officially launched last week by the Western Development Commission and Mayo County Council on behalf of the Brehon Law Society of Philadelphia in the presence of Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, former UN high commissioner for human rights, and current UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Mayo craft enterprises secure funding

The Western Development Commission (WDC) is delighted to be partnering with the Crafts Council of Ireland (CCoI) this year to co-fund CCoI’s International Fair Fund. The fund was initially established by CCoI in 2011 and this is the first time that there has been a collaboration with a partner agency, facilitating greater access to export markets for craft businesses.

New CEO of Western Development Commission is Kiltimagh resident

Mayo resident Ray McGreal has taken up his position as chief executive officer of the Western Development Commission (WDC).

Fine Gael strategy led to historic result

The Fine Gael election strategists in Mayo can revel in tremendous success after all four candidates secured four out of five seats — an unprecedented result in the history of Irish politics. “It was a dream campaign,” chairman of the strategy campaign, former county councillor Paddy McGuinness, told the Mayo Advertiser.

Appeal for information on Castlebar Song Contest

Information and data relating to the one-time hugely popular Castlebar International Song Contest are being sought as part of a plan to compile a history of the event.

Proposal for further Castlebar roundabout changes

Roundabout markings in Castlebar have caused much debate and at times incidents of road rage since Mayo County Council embarked on an experiment to ease traffic congestion in the town.

Council solidarity showing signs of strain

A number of splinters rippled to the surface in the solidity of Mayo County Council’s united front in the face of Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley’s directions to change the development plan as adopted by the council on May 6 this year.


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