SuperValu staff raises €50k for Western Care

Pictured left to right are Colin Cronin of SuperValu Kiltimagh; Damien Hall of SuperValu Castlebar; Kevin Kelly of SuperValu Claremorris; Tia Crowley of Western Care Association; Liam Campion of SuperValu Westport; Noel Kavanagh, Chairman of The Kavanagh Group; John Page of SuperValu Castlebar; Bernard O’Regan, Executive Director of Western Care Association; Martina Walsh of Western […]

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Council wins top award at business event

Mayo County Council was named Best County Council for FDI (foreign direct investment) at the fifth annual InBusiness Recognition Awards, which were held in Dublin at the start of December. Hundreds of guests from across the country converged at the Conrad Hotel to celebrate Irish business by recognising the outstanding achievements in the Irish business […]

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€400k windfall for Knock Airport

KNOCK Airport is to get a substantial boost from the Government’s Rural Economic Development Zone (REDZ) funding initiative, after it was announced on Monday that €400,000 is to be grant aided to the facility.  A further €100,000 will also benefit two enterprise initiatives in Mayo – The Leeson Centre in Westport, which is currently under […]

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€230,000 Investment in Westport Treatment Plant

IRISH Water has recently completed the installation of an ultraviolet unit at the Westport wastewater treatment plant which will greatly improve the final effluent being discharged from the plant, leading to the protection of sea life in Clew Bay, which is a designated shellfish area. The plant serves a population base of approximately 15,000 people. […]

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Knock sets ambitious targets for the future

Knock has launched its community plan with definitive goals for the village over the next five years. The upgrading of the local community centre, the establishment of a tourist group, a new marketing strategy and the identification of possible recreational spaces are all on the to-do list. Last Friday night’s launch attracted a large number […]

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Mayo breweries back proposed new beer tourism legislation

Mayo breweries have welcomed proposed new legislation that could allow breweries and distilleries to sell their products on their premises. Currently, breweries and distilleries cannot offer visitors and tourists the opportunity to taste their products on site. However, a proposed Bill by Labour TD Alan Kelly would lift that restriction although there would be some […]

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‘Rural Ireland is not dead. It’s on the verge of great things.’

We are a country renowned for our innovation and problem solving. Let’s fix Rural Ireland,  writes David Minton Ireland needs ‘Rural Ireland’. There’s no getting around it. We need its people, its energy, its resources, its space and its creativity. Ushering in its demise is misguided. Rural Ireland in the future could be a net exporter […]

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Good Food Ireland honour Seán Kelly

SEÁN Kelly of Kelly’s Artisan Butchers in Newport was crowned ‘International Ambassador of the Decade’ by Good Food Ireland at the Croke Park Conference Centre last week. The awards were presented as part of the TouRRoir conference – the first dedicated global forum drawing the Food, Tourism and Culture sectors together. The event also celebrated […]

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