Last Straw Campaign officially launched in Castlebar

CASTLEBAR Tidy Towns, in conjunction with Mayo County Council, launched the Last Straw Campaign in Cox’s, Castlebar, this morning. Plastic straws are a big contributor to litter and environmental damage and this initiative aims to eliminate the use of plastic straws and switch to compostable paper straws. Pubs, takeaways and restaurants have stepped up to […]

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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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