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Ó Conchúir calls for council to extend prom to Bearna Pier

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A renewed effort should be made to finally realise the long held ambition to extend the Salthill Promenade towards Bearna in the west and towards Renmore in the east.

West coast wave energy project receives €19.8 million EU Commission boost

A renewable energy project on the west coast of Ireland, focused on harnessing wave power, has been awarded €19.8 million by the EU Commission.

Wave energy project off west coast been selected for funding

ESB’s WestWave Project has been selected by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) as one of the projects to go forward for evaluation by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the EU New Entrant Reserve (NER300) funding mechanism.

Turf cutters give their side of the story

A delegation from the Turf Cutters Association, gave a passionate call for the retention of turbary rights in Mayo when they gave a presentation to the Environmental SPC of Mayo County Council. The association had been asked to meet the members of the committee after the National Parks and Wildlife Service had given a presentation to the committee previously on the upcoming ban on turf cutting on blanket bogs. After the presentation, Cllr Peter Flynn, chairperson of the committee told the meeting: “We need to get to the bottom of this because what we heard today tells a different story from what we were told by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.”

New Mayo county manager starts work today

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The new County Manager for Mayo, Mr Peter Hynes, takes up his role from today, (May 14), replacing outgoing Mayo County Manager, Mr Des Mahon. Mr Mahon, who held the position for 19 years and who retired last November, has been represented by Mr Joe Beirne as Acting County Manager for the last six months.

Barrett calls for jobs stimulus plan

Labour candidate Harry Barrett has said a jobs stimulus plan for Mayo is imperative to avoid sleepwalking into a serious jobs crisis. He has said job creation through a stimulus plan should be put to the top of the political agenda.

Love them or hate them, windmills are back

In the midst of this depressing time in Irish history, there was one good news story this week. The announcement that farmers and householders who generate their own electricity can now sell it back to the national grid is a welcome development.

Mayo denied €2 million in wave funding

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.

Mulherin welcomes council’s commitment to develop renewable energy

Following a motion by her at the July meeting of Mayo County Council, Cllr Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the commitment of the council to bring forward a working paper detailing challenges and difficulties for the development of renewable energy in Mayo as part of the creation of a Renewable Energy Strategy for the County.

 

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