Did you know? Currently 28% of all material placed in household recycling bins is incorrect

Minister Denis Naughten launched Ireland’s new Recycling Ambassador Programme on the 29th of November as the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the environmental community, the regional waste management offices and the waste industry came together for the first time ever with a clear message to boost household recycling. Speaking at the launch held at Dublin City Council […]

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Keep Our Older Adults Safe This Winter

Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for falls, slips on icy streets and other dangers that can be especially harmful for older adults. Slips, trips and falls are the most […]

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Balla native, Raymond Holian wins GAA award in America

Raymond Holian from Balla has been recognised for his hard work and dedication to St Patrick’s GAA Club, Fairfield, USA in the past year by being awarded Player of the Year 2017. Having only moved to Connecticut last year after being awarded a Conlisk Scholarship to attain a Masters degree in Business Administration at Fairfield […]

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Thirteen angling development projects in Mayo awarded funding from IFI

The minister with responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, Sean Kyne, has welcomed the award of funding to the value of €2.2 million by Inland Fisheries Ireland to 115 angling development and conservation initiatives as part of its National Strategy for Angling Development, Salmon Conservation Fund and Midlands Fisheries Fund. Thirteen projects in Mayo have […]

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Igor ‘home’ in Mayo for Christmas

NEXT Tuesday, December 19, Santa will provide a special through the night sleigh-ride escort to Dublin Airport from the Chernobyl affected regions of Belarus for a group of children with special needs who will begin a two-week long Christmas rest and recuperation stay in counties across Ireland. Host families from nine counties will welcome the […]

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Glen Keen Farm developing links with China

FOLLOWING on from the successful trip to the World Bridge Tourism Conference and ITB in Shanghai, China, last May, Glen Keen Farm has succeeded in qualifying Mayo as a quality visitor destination for the Chinese market. Louisburgh-based Glen Keen Farm, along with Game of Thrones, Winterfell Tours NI, were the only chosen representatives from the […]

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Council imposes stricter rules on roadside signage

Signs, billboards and posters at major roundabouts indicating support for Mayo teams in big matches such as All-Ireland finals will no longer be tolerated. Strict new rules on the issue of temporary signs in respect of charity, sporting or cultural events are being imposed by the county council. Signs, posters or banners won’t be allowed […]

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The Irish ‘Barber of the Year’ award goes to Mayo business

A MAYO business has scooped the ‘Barber of the Year’ accolade at the annual Irish Hair and Beauty Industry Awards in Dublin tonight. Kelly’s Barber Rooms and Fine Gentlemen’s Grooming, Castle Street, Castlebar, clinched the prestigious title for the first time. The wonderful recognition has been achieved within weeks of the establishment celebrating its 85thanniversary, […]

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