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The ongoing row over the Gridwest project continued to make waves this week. Early in the week Eirgrid announced it was opening two new information centres on the Gridwest project, one on Bury Street in Ballina and another at the Square in Ballaghaderreen. The Ballina information centre will be open to members of the public from 10am to 6pm every Monday and Tuesday, and the Ballaghaderreen information centre from 10am to 6pm every Wednesday and Thursday. The existing Grid West information centre at Linenhall Street in Castlebar will remain open to members of the public team by appointment only.
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs and Enterprise Dara Calleary has accused the Government of engaging in an arrogant and highly misleading campaign on pylons. The Ballina based Dáil deputy said this week: “The comments from the Taoiseach and the Minister Pat Rabbitte this week show just out of touch this Government has become. It clearly demonstrates that the Government has absolutely no intention of taking on board the genuine concerns of communities and intends to just press ahead with the large scale construction of overhead lines regardless of any objections.”
Cyber-bullying is an on-going issue for many young people across Galway but engagement by parents with a new anti-bullying expert group, will help tackle the scourge.
Shell to Sea has submitted a tender application to the Department of Energy in response to Minister Pat Rabbitte's call for expert advice to review the generous oil and gas terms that are currently on offer to oil and gas companies.
The Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte has this week won agreement from the cabinet for the rollout of a new national postcode system that will provide a unique seven character code to every letter-box in the State by 2015.
Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte last night (Thursday) officially switched on Crossmolina’s smart street lighting, in what is a first-of-its-kind venture in Ireland. With the backing of Crossmolina Community Development and Mayo County Council, Crossmolina was chosen as a pilot town to test a new public lighting initiative that aims to result in long term savings to the town and council, as well as encouraging the delivery of other energy efficiency projects across the country.
The poor provision of the free digital television service, Saorview, in certain rural areas needs to be addressed, that is according to Fianna Fáil deputy Éamon Ó Cuív.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister of State Michael Ring will be among the 19 Government emissaries representing the country abroad during the upcoming St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Taoiseach will be travelling to the United States where he will have the traditional St Patrick’s Day meeting with President Barack Obama, he will also be meeting Vice President Joe Biden while in Washington DC, where he will also make a keynote address at George Washington University where he will receive the university’s Making Democracy Work Award.
Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony has welcomed the launch by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, of Delivering a Connected Society – A National Broadband Plan for Ireland, which will see every home and business in the State have access to high speed broadband at speeds much faster than what are generally available today.
Galway’s secondary school should have 100 mbs broadband access by October, allowing pupils higher speed broadband internet access than before.