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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Vito vans both took major awards in the Courier, Express and Parcel services Van of the Year 2010 competition held recently in Germany, winning first place in the 3.5-ton and 3.0-ton van categories respectively.
Bord Gáis have marked some of the major milestones in the delivery of natural gas to towns in Co Mayo for the first time, with a gala lunch in Westport attended by public representatives, local authority personnel, state agencies, contractors, customers and project staff. Bord Gáis hosted the event to extend its appreciation to all involved in the completion of the Mayo-Galway pipeline and development of the Gaswest programme and to those who shared the vision of bringing gas to 11 towns along the route.
The supply of natural gas to Ballinrobe by Bord Gáis is in jeopardy following the announcement this week that the works have been put ‘on hold’.
Bord Gáis celebrated the arrival of natural gas to Ballina with one of the first customers in the town to connect to the network, Market Lane Restaurant. Mayor of Ballina Councillor Michelle Mulherin, and CEO of Ballina Chamber Sandra Cribben joined Bord Gáis Networks staff and complex owners Keith and Siobhan Brennan to celebrate the switching on of natural gas by restaurateur and chef Kieran Sweeney.
Labour’s Harry Barrett has hit out at the failure of Government to provide a €2 million grant aid package promised to the county for wave energy.
A meeting last week between Bord Gáis, GMC Civil and Mechanical Engineering Ltd and local community and business representative in Ballinrobe, outlined details of the €4m construction project to bring natural gas to the town, with its arrival scheduled for autumn.
“Following the appointment of the successful tenderer, the IDA is confident that these works will commence and be completed before the end of the year.”
Tensions in north Mayo have escalated once again with eight arrests over the weekend and one on Tuesday when a large number of protesters gathered for the summer Rossport Peace Camp. With the Solitaire due to arrive back in Mayo waters in the next month, the Rossport Solidarity Camp has taken up residence in Glengad in a bid to build up the resistance to Shell over the coming weeks and months. Mary Sweeney of the Rossport Solidarity Camp said: “Resistance in Mayo is building again. We’re expecting many waterborne activists from across Europe to arrive over the following weeks. The Solitaire will leave Irish waters once again with no pipeline laid.”
Earlier this year Bord Gáis Networks won the Sustainable and Environmentally Enhancing Product award at the Catex Exhibition, the annual showcase event for the hospitality industry. Bord Gáis Networks’ award was for its case study on the application of Combined Heat and Power at Hotel Westport. They recently presented the award to the Management Team at Hotel Westport in recognition of the work undertaken to reduce their CO2 emissions through the selection of a more environmentally friendly technology and fuel.
Mayo Fianna Fáil TD and Minister for Labour Affairs Dara Calleary has welcomed the news that households and businesses in Ballina, Westport, Castlebar, and Ballinrobe are to benefit from a significant cut in their gas bills.