National success for four Mayo Londis stores

Casey’s Londis, Ballina, has been named as the Off-Licence Store of the Year at the annual Londis Retailing Awards 2018. Londis retailers from every corner of the country descended on the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone in Co Westmeath for the prestigious annual 2018 Londis Retailing Awards. The Londis Retailing Awards have been running for over 20 […]

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Allergan expansion set to double Irish workforce

ALLERGAN Chief Executive, Brent Saunders, has confirmed the company plans to significantly expand its Irish operations with the manufacture of more toxins at its Westport plant where it presently manufactures Botox. In an in-depth interview with Simon Carswell in The Irish Times last week, the 48-year-old American predicted a doubling of the Irish workforce – presently numbered […]

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Irish Water’s new €9 million wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet to serve 2,500 people and ensure capacity for economic and population growth

Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council today officially opened the new wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet, Co Mayo. Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, has completed a €9 million wastewater treatment plant in Belmullet which will benefit over 1,000 local people and […]

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Mayo winners at Irish Auto Trade Awards

THREE businesses from Mayo were national winners the Irish Auto Trade Awards 2019 in Citywest Hotel in Dublin. Now in their 5th year, the awards are a celebration of excellence in the Irish auto trade in Ireland, a sector that accounts for over 35,000 jobs. Togher Tyres, Castlebar, won Tyre Retailer of the Year for […]

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Céide Coast in line for €500k Fáilte Ireland investment

North Mayo’s newly-branded Céide Coast is to benefit from a €500,000 investment from Fáilte Ireland in 2019.Councillors from the Ballina Municipal District heard details of how the funding will benefit the tourism offering of the coastal communities that make up the Céide Coast when Anne Marie Flynn, manager of the Mayo North Promotions Office, gave […]

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Brewery founders receive knighthoods

COMPLETE with all the pomp and ceremony you’d expect, Bart Adons and Cillian Ó Moráin of Mescan Brewery were officially knighted and became part of the Confrérie van de Hasseltse Jenever. A crowd of 120,000 people flocked into the Flemish town of Hasselt for the annual Jeneverfest. (Jenever is the Flemish word for the spirit […]

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€43m in advance farm payments

Rural and Community Development Minister Michael Ring has revealed that more than €43m has been paid out to 10,119 Mayo farmers under advance payments of the 2018 Basic Payments Scheme (BPS). Mr Ring said he was delighted that so many Mayo farmers would benefit from these early payments. “These payments are a vital support for farmers across the sector in maximizing cash flow and are particularly […]

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