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Almost 1,900 Mayo farmers have applied for the first tranche of GLAS funding.
“The abolition of milk quotas will be of huge benefit to dairy farmers in Mayo,” said Mayo Fine Gael Deputy John O’Mahony Fine. Deputy O’Mahony was speaking on Wednesday as the first day of April marked the ending of milk quotas across the European Union.
Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton is coming to Ballina on Friday January 30, to discuss an enterprise strategy and jobs policy for the region with local stakeholders.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially launched McDonald’s Castlebar restaurant last weekend following its extensive €350,000 refurbishment. The 93 seater restaurant, which is situated on the Lower Western Road, employs 75 staff from the local area and is owned and operated by Rhoda and Martin Cramp. The refurbishment work was carried out entirely by local tradespeople, including builders, plumbers, painters, and air conditioning technicians from the Castlebar area.
Mayo Fine Gael Deputy Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed this week’s announcement by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Simon Coveney of a €4 billion Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. Deputy Mulherin said: “Today’s announcement of €4 billion for the Rural Development Programme (RDP) represents a significant investment in rural Ireland and will be a real boost for Mayo. The economic recovery is well under way in Dublin, thanks to the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs, however many people in rural Ireland are still struggling.
Against the background of tough budgets in recent years, Ministers Noonan and Howlin framed their speeches in the context of preparing the country to exit the EU/IMF recovery programme and the creation of jobs in a range of sectors. Set out below is an outline of the main measures announced. More detail will be included in the Finance Bill which is to be published next month.
Sinn Féin’s new job creation policy document, which proposes measures to create 156,000 jobs, will be launched by Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh in the Galway Peoples Resource Centre tomorrow at 4pm.
Fine Gael Mayo TD John O’Mahony has stated that a Yes vote in the upcoming Fiscal Compact Treaty referendum will help protect jobs we have and create jobs we need.
Yes - Fine Gael
Communities in County Galway must unite and be vocal in their opposition to the Government’s austerity policies which will do nothing but “undermine the social fabric of our rural areas”.