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May 22, 2019

Air Corps en route to deal with gorse fire in Ballycroy

The Air Corps is en route to Ballycroy to deal with a gorse fire outbreak. That was confirmed by Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe, to Minister Michael Ring this afternoon. Minister Ring says he was notified by Cllr Gerry Coyle earlier today of a serious gorse…
May 22, 2019

Candiadte calls for better deal for households living within 7km of Oweninny Windfarm

Mayo County Council needs to ensure that part of the Operational Fund from the Owenniny Windfarm should be ring fenced for use by the immediate community in the Eskeragh and surrounding area, that’s according to Fine Gael Local Election candidate for the…
May 22, 2019

Investigations underway to reduce number of exits off the N5 between Bohola and Charlestown

A parallel road to the N5 road between Bohola and Charlestown may have to be constructed to accommodate the safe exit of traffic off the N5, to deal with an increasing number of fatal and serious collisions on this stretch of busy road. That’s the view of…
May 22, 2019

Green light for works at Aughamore graveyard

The tender will go out in the next number of weeks for phase one of the construction works around Aughamore graveyard outside Ballyhaunis. Local Fianna Fail councillor John Caulfield told Midwest News today that the news is very welcome as there had been…
May 22, 2019

Effort underway for a 100 percent turnout in the South Clew Bay are in local and European elections

#Votebeforenoon is an effort underway in the South Clew Bay area of county Mayo tomorrow and Friday to get the local electorate out and voting early and to show their support for Democracy. Louisburgh business man John Staunton is behind the community…
May 22, 2019

Ballycroy Visitors Centre to reopen today, following ventilation problem

The Ballycroy National Park was closed to visitors yesterday evening, following a ventilation problem at the Visitors Centre. Initially, it was thought a small fire had broken out in the plant room, but following assessment, it emerged that a ventilation…

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May 22, 2019

Round 2 results from AIG Pierce Purcell Shield and Fred Perry Trophy

Round 2 results of the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield. Round 2: North: Boyle beat Strandhill 3.5/1.5 Co Sligo beat Ballaghaderreen 3/2 Enniscrone beat Tubbercurry 3/2 Carrick-on-Shannon lost to Ballina 3.5/1.5 South: Oughterard beat Bearna 4/1 Connemara Isles beat…
May 22, 2019

Results from opening race in 10th annual Mayo AC Summer Series

The first race in the 10th annual Mayo AC Summer Series took place at Claremorris on Tuesday evening (May 21). Conditions were calm, warm and dry. The one lap course is mainly flat over the first half with a gradual climb from 3k until the track – a 400 metre…
May 22, 2019

Mayo player involved for Republic of Ireland U16s as they defeat Belgium

A 4-0 victory over Belgium saw the Republic of Ireland Women’s Under-16s get off to an excellent start in the UEFA Development Tournament this afternoon. The squad is in the Czech Republic for the three-match tournament, which will also see them take on the…
May 21, 2019

Connacht Ladies Senior Football Final fixed for Sunday June 23rd

The Connacht Ladies Senior & Intermediate finals have been fixed for Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar on Sunday June 23rd. The Intermediate final between Roscommon and Sligo gets underway at 2pm. The Senior final between Mayo and Galway will start at 4pm.
May 21, 2019

Racing at Sligo today

There is racing today at Sligo. The first of eight races on the card begins at 5pm.
May 20, 2019

David Gough to ref Mayo v Roscommon

David Gough from Meath has been confirmed as the referee for Saturday evening’s Connacht Semi-Final between Mayo and Roscommon. The game in Elverys MacHale Park throws in at 7pm. The winners will advance to face Galway in the Final after the Tribesmen had a…

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A new deal has been agreed which will secure the jobs of up to 45 people in Belmullet.

Westire Technology Ltd based in Belmullet has entered into a joint venture with a UK-based company to manage their international sales,  marketing and distribution needs.

Earlier this year, under the management of local businessman Sean Noone, Westire acquired the manufacturing facility and the photocell street lighting technologies from the SELC Group.

SELC was founded in Belmullet in 1982 by Sean Noone, and became a world-leader in street lighting control technologies.

SELC was taken over in recent years by an investment company.

However, there were fears earlier this year about the future for those employed in Belmullet.

Sean Noone set up Westire Technology Ltd, and three months ago acquired both the manufacturing facility and the photocell street lighting technologies from SELC.

Westire has now agreed a joint venture with UK-based company Charles Endirect Ltd to manage Westire’s international sales, marketing and distribution needs.

Udaras na Gaeltachta has welcomed the announcement, and says it will protect Westire’s current workforce of 45 employees in Belmullet.