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Belmullet District Hospital will not be downgraded - Minister Ring

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Michael Ring, TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has said that Jim Daly TD, Minister for Mental Health and Older People, has confirmed to him in person, that there will be no downgrading of Belmullet District Hospital under his watch.

Katie lands an historic sporting blow as Trump touches down on these shores

I’m going to begin this column with the great news about Katie Taylor. As we all know by now, on Saturday night she defeated Belgian woman, Delfine Persoon, in Madison Square Garden in New York. I didn’t see the fight because it was at 1.30 in the morning, but I saw bits of it on the news, and it appears that she won it fair and square. But already the grumblings are beginning and Delfine Persoon has challenged her to a re-match as soon as possible. If I was Katie Taylor, I would not agree to a re-match. Katie won it, and she is now the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. Why should she casually decide on a re-match, just because the loser wants to engage with her immediately? So leave her alone; you are now, Katie, the world champion, so rest on your laurels. Despite that fact, she is always regarded, both when written about and in interviews, as a modest, unassuming young woman, and she appears to be that in every sense of the word. Well done Katie, and I hope you enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

Female representation falls from five to two for this term

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There will only be two female councillors on Mayo County Council for its new term starting June 2019, which is down from five female councillors who were elected in the 2014 local elections.

Progress for Ballina Technology Park

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Mayo Fine Gael Senator Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the news that the IDA will proceed shortly with a planning application for phase one infrastructure for an 11 hectare technology park on the Sligo Road in Ballina.

Galway-native senator urges graduate diaspora to register for Seanad elections

Galway-native but US-based senator Billy Lawless has this week urged graduate members of the Irish diaspora to avail of their rights to vote in any future Seanad elections.

Mullen challenges Minister on discrepancies between State and COPE Galway figures

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has been challenged to explain discrepancies between housing and homelessness figures issed by his Department and those issued by COPE Galway.

Swanick backs calls for Sepsis awareness campaign

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Mayo based Fianna Fáil Senator, Keith Swanick, has called for a nationwide awareness campaign to highlight the signs, symptoms and dangers of sepsis.

Local residents association cautiously welcome statement from Irish Water

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New members appointed to An Taibhdhearc board of directors

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TREVOR Ó CLOCHARTAIGH, originally from an Aird Mhóir near Cill Chiaráin, and Orla King from An Spidéal, have been appointed to the board of directors of An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish language theatre.

€22 million allocation for improvements and maintenance of Mayo roads for 2019

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Minister Michael Ring has confirmed that the Government has allocated €22,355,208 for the improvement and maintenance of roads in Mayo in 2019 including €700,000 for Clongullane Bridge on the N26 between Swinford and Foxford.

 

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