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Carraig Donn announces 30 new jobs for Westport

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Westport based retail chain and knitwear manufacturer, Carraig Donn, yesterday afternoon announced the creation of 30 jobs at its knitwear manufacturing plant in Westport.

Grants for regional and local roads gets €1 million boost

The discretionary grant for regional and local road maintenance and upkeep across Mayo has seen a €1 million increase for 2014 compared to the 2013 allocation. The allocation for this year will be €4.6 million. This money will be spent on roads that Mayo County Council include in its annual roadworks scheme which is currently being prepared. The announcement of the grant was made by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring who said: “The good news is that the allocation for discretionary grants is up from €3.6m last year to €4.6 million this year. A percentage of this money can be used for Local Improvement Schemes. This spending will be at the discretion of the councillors and the county council.”

Minster Ring kicks off Ireland’s 2014 tourism drive

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring joined Tourism Ireland and 70 tourism enterprises from across the island of Ireland at World Travel Market (WTM) in London on Monday heralding the beginning of the promotional drive for the 2014 season.

Mayo communities roll out National Bike Week with numerous events

Would you like to take advantage of the longer brighter days by getting out on your bike? A challenge is going out to all families to dust off their bikes and trikes for a bumper week of cycling activity during National Bike Week 2013.

Westport Train Station is voted best in Ireland

Westport Train Station was this week awarded the accolade of best in Ireland as voted by its passengers and tourists.

Westport to host international conference

Westport is to host an international conference from May 14 to 16, the only conference to be held outside of Dublin during Ireland’s presidency of the Council of the European Union.

New purpose built occupational therapy department opened at Mayo General

A new purpose built occupational therapy department was officially opened at Mayo General Hospital on Monday last - just in time for Christmas. The occupational therapy department at Mayo General Hospital relocated to the new purpose-built area to enhance the service and care provided to patients and clients attending the OT clinic. The OT Department is now situated on the second floor of the hospital near the medical wards.

Government investment programme sees Western Rail Corridor shelved until at least 2016

The hopes of having Mayo linked up to the rest of the Western Rail Corridor in the near future were dealt a severe blow yesterday when the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform published the Government’s planned Infrastructure and Capital Investment programme from 2012 to 2016. Among the items mentioned in the publication was the Western Rail Corridor; the report states that the next phase of the corridor has been deferred for consideration in 2015 in advance of the next public capital programme.

Western tourism needs new directions to reverse downward trend

Greater innovation is urgently needed to attract more overseas visitors to the west of Ireland, if the trend of fewer holidaymakers going west is to be reversed. From Donegal to Cork, the hospitality industry needs to create more distinctive reasons to visit. This is a key finding of a new report - New Directions for Tourism in the West - from the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation (ITIC).

Smarter Travel funding for Mayo projects

Three projects in Mayo have been awarded funding under the Smarter Travel Scheme as administered by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

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