Following a presentation by Mayo county council officer, Imelda O'Donnell, regarding derelict sites in the county, councillors at the Claremorris area meeting called for immediate action to be taken to address this problem and expressed some strong feelings over this issue.
Each winter there is an increase in the number of people suffering with flu, commonly known as the flu season. The emergency department in Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar, is now experiencing the annual seasonal flu season and, as had been expected, this year the predominant flu virus is the H1N1 virus also known as swine
Interested in following the new series of Operation Transformation on RTÉ in? Looking at losing a few pounds after the Christmas excesses? Operation Transformation is joining forces with the Irish Sports Councils sports partnership network to encourage people to become more physically active in 2011. A series of walks, one in each county, will take place across the country this Saturday, January 15.
A Castlebar girl is helping to put construction workers arriving in the UK on the right track. The past 12 months have seen a noticeable increase in the number of people leaving Ireland to find work in the UK, where the economy is still fragile but offers more opportunities for construction workers than Ireland at present. Along with the challenges of finding employment, new arrivals have to deal with practical issues before they are eligible to work in the UK.
A new Autism Spectrum Disorder Unit has been opened at Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford. The school was honoured by the presence of the Tanáiste Mary Coughlan, Minister for Education and Skills, who performed the official opening, and the blessing was administered by Fr. Stephen O'Mahony, chairman of the board of management.