Call for Expressions of Interest CLAR 2018

CLÁR (Ceantair Laga Árd-Riachtanais) is a targeted investment programme for rural areas that aims to provide funding for small infrastructural projects in areas that experience disadvantage. Mayo County Council is now calling for expressions of interest for CLAR Measures 1 and 2. CLÁR 2018 – Measures 1 2 Scheme Outline Measure 1: Support for Schools/Community […]

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Shear class – Ivan Scott’s achievements at home and abroad place him among the world’s elite sheep shearers

Henry Sheflin and Ivan Scott have something in common. While their respective disciplines of hurling and sheep shearing couldn’t be more different, both men have earned 10 All-Ireland titles in their fields. Unlike Sheflin however, Ivan (35) hasn’t retired and is as hungry as ever to continue competing, having won his latest All-Ireland Sheep Shearing […]

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Ecstasies of vacuuming wallpaper in an Irish castle

Journalist Giles Coren has always struck me as the poor man’s AA Gill, a writer he revered but has never matched for elegance, wit, insight or provocation. Even when he eviscerates a restaurant as the worst he’s ever reviewed, as he did recently in the London Times, it comes across as over the top, lacking […]

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€91,000 for Ballina projects through Leader programme

THE Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has announced Leader funding of €91,896 for communities in the Ballina area. The funding for these projects will be provided by Minister Ring’s department and directed through the Mayo Leader Local Action Group. Minister Ring said: “I’m delighted to have approved support for these projects which will provide […]

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Fresh jobs hope for new Castlebar IDA facility

REPRESENTATIVES of Mayo County Council and Castlebar Municipal District, have met with senior executives from IDA Ireland at their offices in Ireland House, New York. Among items discussed was the future of the IDA facility on the Breaffy Road in Castlebar. Councillor Michael Kilcoyne said he has renewed confidence in the IDA finding a suitable […]

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