Ministers Ross and Griffin launch National Sports Policy 2018 to 2027

The Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross, TD, and the Minister with responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Mr. Brendan Griffin, TD, launched the Government’s National Sports Policy 2018–2027 at the St Laurence O’Toole Recreation Centre, Sherriff Street, in Dublin’s North Inner City. The National Sports Policy 2018–2027 has been developed through an […]

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Funding of €75,000 approved for Aughagower Community Playground

Funding of €75,000 has been approved for Aughagower Community Playground under the LEADER programme. The funding will be provided by Minister Michael Ring’s Department through the Mayo LEADER Local Action Group. This follows on from a recent announcement of €250,000 for five community playgrounds and multi-use games areas in Mayo through the CLAR Programme. Minister […]

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Bus Éireann appoint Mayo woman to key new role

MAYO woman Sinéad Kilkelly will join Bus Éireann at the end of August to take up the role of chief people officer, reporting directly to the chief executive. The position of chief people officer is a newly established and critical role to implement the ongoing transformation plan. The Castlebar native will be responsible for managing […]

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Author Sally Rooney. Photo by Jonny Davies.

Writer Sally in running for Man Booker prize

CASTLEBAR born author Sally Rooney is one of three Irish authors included in the Man Booker prize long-list. The 27-year-old has been long-listed for her second novel, Normal People, which will be published next month. The two other Irish authors on the list are Donal Ryan and Anna Burns. Despite her tender years, Sally already […]

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€165,000 for Mayo Academy of Performing Arts

LEADER funding of €164,868 for Mayo Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA), under the LEADER Programme, has been announced by Minister Michael Ring. The funding will be used to develop and fit-out a newly purchased building which will be used to teach various aspects of performing arts and allow for performances and recordings. The funding will […]

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Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme

Do you have a good idea for a youth arts project in your youth group but need the funding to work with an artist? Then make sure to check out our Artist and Youth Work Residency Scheme now open for applications! There’s up to €5,000 available for successful applicants. Apply by: 21st August 2018 Find […]

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More than €242,000 for ten first responder organisations in Mayo

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, this week announced funding of €242,296.21 for 10 first responder organisations in Mayo under the First Response Support Measure of CLÁR (Measure 3 ). The funding has been allocated as follows: (1 ) €22,100 to the Gráinne Uaile Sub Aqua Club for a new 250 horsepower outboard […]

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