• There are still parts of North Mayo without electricity since Friday night’s lightening storms.

    Parts of Ballina, Crossmolina and Bangor Erris have not had their power restored just yet.

    According to ESB Powercheck it could be 4pm today before it is restored to some areas.

  • Three, 200 foot blades for the Oweninny wind farm development in North Mayo were carried over road, from Killybegs in Donegal through Ballina and Crossmolina in the early hours of this morning.

     The huge cargo traveled with police escort.

    Local Fianna Fail councillor Michael Loftus told Midwest News today that there was big excitement in Ballina and Crossmolina early this morning.

    Large blades and turbines will continue to be transported along this route on a regular basis between now and the end of next month.

  • A trial run, transporting 50 metre wide blades, through the town of Crossmolina was successfully carried out at the start of this week (Monday last)  by the developers of the Oweninney Wind Farm in north Mayo.

    Construction of the enormous development gets underway between now and Christmas and in excess of 60 lorries a day are expected to be travelling through Crossmolina during the construction stage.

    Local Fianna Fail Councillor Michael Loftus says there will be extensive disruption through the town for some months, and he told Midwest Radio News Editor Teresa O’Malley that it’s important that the public remain informed.

  • Minister Kevin Boxer Moran was in Crossmolina this afternoon, to launch the public exhibition for the River Deel drainage scheme.

    Crossmolina has a long history of flooding, with the most significant floods occurring in October 1989, December 2006 and again in December 2015.

    Speaking in Crossmolina this afternoon, Minister Moran said the residents of the town have seen at first hand the devastation and loss that flooding can cause to people and their property and have waited too long for a flood relief scheme.

    The proposed design for the Crossmolina scheme, which will see an investment of €13.5 million in the town and will provide flood protection for 116 properties, will be on public exhibition at the Town Hall until 22nd June.

    Members of the public and interested stakeholders are invited to make submissions on the scheme before it moves to the next stage of the planning process.

    Speaking with Midwest Radio, Minister Kevin Boxer Moran said it’s a special day for the people of Crossmolina.