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The winners of the 2015 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards were announced last week at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin. Mulranny received a silver award in the ‘Best Destination for Responsible Tourism” category.
A campaign group set up to seek to use part of the Western Rail Corridor as a greenway until such time as it can be developed to provide a rail service has this week welcomed comments from Iarnród Éireann indicating the company would be open to the project.
Opposition to the road route proposals in the Galway City Transport Project was upped several gears last night with the news that NUI Galway will be objecting in the strongest possible terms to any developments which threaten its future.
Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary says the Taoiseach must sideline the spin and honour the commitments he made about Ireland West Airport Knock. Enda Kenny made a promise before the 2011 General Election that he would ‘do whatever he needed for Knock’ if he became Taoiseach. Deputy Calleary commented this week: “The time for talking is long gone and what we need to see from the Taoiseach is action, and a follow through on the commitments he gave to airport officials before he assumed office. Ireland West Airport Knock needs a cash injection in the upcoming Budget in order to secure its survival and it is up to the Taoiseach and Minister Paschal Donohoe to deliver on pre-election promises. This airport proves its worth on a daily basis. It employs over 100 people and has seen more than 700,000 passengers pass through its doors this year alone. It brings millions of euro into the local economy and its benefits are felt right across the west and north west. It is a vital part of the tourism infrastructure in the region and its future must be secured.”
The Galway City Council has received “100 per cent” of the storm repair funding for which it applied in its preliminary estimates sent to the Department of the Environment, Community, and Local Government, according to acting director of services for transport and infrastructure, recreation and amenity, Billy Dunne, who told this month’s meeting of Galway City Council “what we submitted, we got”.
As the weeks move on after superstorm Christine, the bill for the repair and future protection of Mayo’s coastline has continued to rise as the damage to public infrastructure continues to be assessed by Mayo County Council. The new total for the repair and upgrade of the public infrastructure in the county is €13,490,000, up from the first estimate of €4.5 million which was given in mid-January.
Sinn Féin Councillor and chairperson of Smart Travel Castlebar, Thérèse Ruane, has welcomed the news that funding has been secured for the cycle route linking Castlebar to the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough House.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Dep Michael Ring yesterday announced another major boost for tourism in Mayo when he announced €1,450,000 in funding for a greenway from Castlebar to the National Museum of Country Life in Turlough House. Minister of State Ring’s department will fund half of the money through the National Cycle Network Funding and welcoming the news he said, “This grant funding will be matched by Mayo County Council as the total costs of the project are €1,450,000 for the 8.8 km off road greenway along the banks of the Castlebar River from Newtown, Castlebar through the town centre and east to Turlough village and to the National Museum of Ireland located in Turlough House. With the funding already allocated by Fáilte Ireland for the Greenway project from Castlebar to Islandeady, this project will further enhance tourism infrastructure in Mayo and build on the success of the existing Greenway. Walking and cycling are popular pursuits for domestic and overseas tourists and with these extensions, the Greenway will, in my opinion, become a must visit destination for these activities. I am delighted with this announcement. This is good news for Castlebar and good news for the county,” concluded Minister Ring.
Failte Ireland has made a commitment to help promote Mayo Tourism throughout 2012 following its annual Tourism Industry Briefing held in Westport on Tuesday last. In a discussion with tourism operators in the county at Knockranny House Hotel, the tourism body warned against any complacency in the sector, stressing that the hard lessons and good work of the last few years will need to continue.
Mayo County Council has welcomed the announcement by Minister of State, Deputy Michael Ring, of an investment of €1.8m in tourism infrastructure in the county. The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Councillor Austin Francis O'Malley, said: “This investment is most welcome and will link the Great Western Greenway with Castlebar and will spread the benefits of this most successful project.”