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Dec 15, 2018

Wind warning for Connacht is downgraded to yellow

The status orange wind warning now applies to just Wexford, Donegal, Cork and Waterford. Gusts of up to 120 kilometres per hour are expected due to Storm Deirdre this afternoon and evening in those counties. While there's a status yellow wind alert for…
Dec 15, 2018

Sitting Councillor Pascal Fitzmaurice not selected on Fianna Fail ticket at last night's convention for local elections

Sitting Castlerea based Fianna Fail Cllr Paschal Fitzmaurice was not selected on the ticket for the party for the local elections at last night’s convention held in the Abbey Hotel. Four people were nominated for the convention, sitting Councillors Paschal…
Dec 15, 2018

Plans for tougher penalties for speeding offences are facing a backlash

Plans for tougher penalties for speeding offences are facing a backlash. A growing number of TDs in Fine Gael and Fianna Fail have expressed their concern over the proposals. Transport Minister Shane Ross is looking to introduce a number of new measures…
Dec 15, 2018

Ambulance cover in south Mayo is set to improve according to local Councillor

Ambulance cover in south Mayo is set to improve, as an ambulance will be deployed to alternate between the Primary Care Centres in Ballinrobe and Claremorris. That's according to Ballinrobe-based Fianna Fail Councillor Damien Ryan, who raised the matter again…
Dec 15, 2018

Mayo County Council issues Level 2 alert for wind and rain as Storm Deirdre brings orange warning

Storm Deirdre will bring an orange wind warning for the country from 3 o'clock this afternoon. A Status Yellow wind warning is already in place for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath, Donegal, Cork and Waterford while a Status Yellow rainfall warning is…
Dec 14, 2018

Gardai investigating act of criminal damage in Sligo after TD's offices were vandalised with graffiti

Gardai are investigating an act of criminal damage in Sligo after a Fine Gael TD's constituency offices were vandalised with anti-abortion graffiti. "Fine Gael Baby Killers" was one of the terms found sprawled on Tony McLoughlin's John Street offices this…

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Dec 15, 2018

Ballina finish 2018 with a win in AIL

AIL Division 2C Ballina 26-7 City of Derry
Dec 14, 2018

Connacht looking to record back to back wins over Perpignan tonight

Paddy Jackson is back in the Perpignan side that faces Connacht in the Challenge Cup tonight. It will be the first time the former Ireland out-half has faced an Irish province since his departure from Ulster. Jackson's return is one of 13 changes made from…
Dec 13, 2018

Cretaro leaves Sligo Rovers after 17 seasons at the Showgrounds

Raffaele Cretaro has played his final game for Sligo Rovers. The 37-year old striker has spent 17-seasons at the Showgrounds between his two spells in Sligo. Cretaro helped Sligo win the FAI Cup in two seasons either side of their 2012 Premier Division…
Dec 13, 2018

Westaro Masters League results from last night

Division 1—Round 7 Westport Utd 3 v 0 Ballina Town Fahy Rovers 2 v 6 Castlebar Celtic Swinford ‘B’ 4 v 4 Manulla Division 2—Round 7 Straide & Foxford Utd 13 v 3 Kiltimagh Knock Utd Claremorris 11 v 5 Manulla ‘B’ Achill Rovers 4 v 7 Conn Rangers
Dec 12, 2018

Mayo native puts in huge performance in FA Cup for Peterborough

Mayo native Conor O’Malley put in a huge performance in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, during which he produced three penalty saves in a shootout with Bradford to book Peterborough’s place in the next round. The Westport man received his first senior…
Dec 12, 2018

Connacht GAA confirms full fixture list for 2019 championships

Connacht GAA has confirmed their full fixture list for the 2019 championships. As expected Mayo will travel to face New York on Sunday May 5th in Gaelic Park in the Senior Championship. The other Quarter Final between London and Galway is also fixed for that…

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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.