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Ballinrobe completes Pride of Place ‘cross-examination’

The town of Ballinrobe was put through its paces on Wednesday last, August 6, when judges in the prestigious Pride of Place awards scheme came to visit – and the local organisers declared themselves ‘very happy’ with how the adjudication went.

Mayo Diaspora weekend sets new records

The Manchester Mayo Diaspora weekend has been hailed as another major success by Mayo County Council, local TDs and councillors after its sell out concert and business event at the Bonniconlon Show. The weekend, which was supported by Failte Ireland and Mayo.ie, attracted a record-breaking 31,000 to north Mayo during Ireland's Bank Holiday weekend.

Mayo LEO launches the Four Minute Business Survey

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An exciting project was launched last week in the new Mayo Local Enterprise Office in Cedar House. The Four Minute Mayo Business Survey is giving every business owner/manager the opportunity to enter their business into a draw for a €3,000 local media voucher.

Wild delights of Erris are the best in the land

Erris is still going wild with delight after the region was named on Saturday by The Irish Times as the nation’s top destination for rugged, unspoilt beauty and adventure.

Rhode Island link could benefit Mayo’s economy

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Mayo County Council is working to build potentially lucrative links with the US state of Rhode Island.

Mayo County Council launch Community Diaspora Tourism Initiative fund

Mayo County Council has launched a new community tourism initiative for the Diaspora which seeks to build on the legacy of The Gathering 2013. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, officially launched the initiative, a joint partnership by Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance, and the 34 local authorities, to provide an annual fund of €1m over the next three years to support up to 700 local community-based events each year around the country. Mayo County Council will provide €30,000 over the next three years for this purpose.

Mayo County Council launch Community Diaspora Tourism Initiative fund

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Mayo County Council has launched a new community tourism initiative for the Diaspora which seeks to build on the legacy of The Gathering 2013. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, officially launched the initiative, a joint partnership by Fáilte Ireland, IPB Insurance, and the 34 local authorities, to provide an annual fund of €1m over the next three years to support up to 700 local community-based events each year around the country. Mayo County Council will provide €30,000 over the next three years for this purpose.

Land rezoned to allow application for biopark in Claremorris

The proposed biopark development in Claremorris received a major boost this week when Mayo County Council voted 22-3 to rezone the 20-acre site at Kilbeg, Claremorris, to ‘opportunity’ status as part of the new county development plan.

“Blood money” will divide communities, council warned

There were clear dividing lines drawn in the Mayo County Council on Monday afternoon when a controversial draft policy on ‘Community Benefit Contributions for Certain Major Developments’ was passed, by a vote of 26-6. Excepting Fine Gael where all councillors support the motion, the two other political parties in the council split on the vote, with Sinn Féin’s Rose Conway-Walsh, Fianna Fáil trio of Al McDonnell, Blackie Gavin, and Damien Ryan, and Independent councillors Michael Kilcoyne, Richard Finn, and Michael Holmes all voting for it. Voting against the motion were Fianna Fáil’s Margaret Adams, Jimmy Maloney, and Annie May Reape alongside Sinn Féin’s Gerry Murray and independents Gerry Ginty and Seamus Weir. Cllr Frank Durcan was absent from the meeting. Both Cllr Murray and Cllr Weir led the charge against the proposals at the meeting and both councillors ended up in heated side-debates with other councillors while the topic was being discussed.

Biopark controversy rears its head again in Claremorris

Controversy looks set to erupt again in Claremorris over plans to develop a combined heat and power (CHP) plant and biomedical facility - called a biopark - on the outskirts of the town.

 

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