Plans are on track to open the new Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina to the public later this year.

The centre is located at Victoria House -ouse - the childhood home of Ireland's first female President- and is being developed with Mayo County Council, NUI Galway and the local community.

Mary Robinson's extensive personal archive and memorabilia, gifted to NUIG, will be displayed in the house in which she grew up, with exhibition displays and study rooms.

Councillors in the Ballina Municipal District were given a tour of the facility last week, and project manager Susan Heffernan has been giving Midwest News an update on the new centre, as the construction phase is nearing completion.....

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