“No magic solutions to tackle Ballaghaderreen job losses”- Eugene Murphy TD

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy noted that an open and frank discussion had taken place between Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’ Connor and Oireachtas members at a special meeting on Wednesday to address the fallout from the job losses…

Senator Maura Hopkins – “no quick fix” to Ballaghaderreen unemployment issues

Commenting at meeting between Oireachtas Members and civic leaders in Ballaghaderren Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins said that there is “no quick fix to the issues Ballaghaderreen is facing”. Yesterday’s meeting, which was facilitated by Maura Hopkins, included a number…

Senator Maura Hopkins welcomes progress on Ballaghaderreen Barracks works

Senator Maura Hopkins has said that “it is extremely good news that refurbishment works on the Ballaghaderreen Garda Barracks are taking place. Speaking yesterday the Senator said “I have been informed by An Tanaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality,…

Ballaghaderreen Foróige Club win National Award

Picture Credit: Mark Stedman

 Ballaghaderreen Foróige Club took the top prize at the Aldi Foróige Youth Citizenship Awards for their project welcoming Syrian teenagers to their area. The Awards took place in Citywest Hotel & Conference Centre on Saturday where…

“A cosmetic exercise that will lead nowhere” – Eugene Murphy slams Ballaghaderreen Task Force

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy had described the proposal for the establishment of a task force to deal with the fall out of recent job losses in Ballaghaderreen as a cosmetic exercise that will lead nowhere. Eugene Murphy said…

Celebrate Poetry Day Ireland this Thursday in your local library!

To celebrate Poetry Day Ireland, which takes place this Thursday April 27th, Roscommon writers and anyone with an interest is invited to celebrate the occasion in their local Libraries. Ballaghaderreen, Boyle, and Roscommon libraries will display a selection of poems…

Michael Fitzmaurice calls for “positive action” in wake of ECMI Job Losses

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called for “positive action” to be taken by local bodies and politicians following the news that the ECMI Cigar Manufacturers Plant in Ballaghaderreen is to close with the loss of 38 jobs. Commenting on the…

Senator Maura Hopkins calls on state agencies to prioritise Ballaghaderreen following ECMI job losses

Senator Maura Hopkins has called on state agencies and government departments to properly prioritise the town of Ballaghaderreen following the news that the ECMI Plant is set to close. Commenting on the closure Maura Hopkins said “it is a very…

38 Jobs under threat in Ballaghaderreen with possible closure of ECMI Plant

There is shock in Ballaghaderreen and surrounding areas following the news that Exclusive Cigar Manufacturers Ireland (ECMI) could close it’s plant later this year. The 38 staff were informed today that they will face redundancy next month unless an alternative…

William Francis “Billy” McGullion RIP, formerly of Ballaghaderreen

March 26th, peacefully, after a long illness in Coventry. Billy McGullion RIP, late of Coventry, England and formerly of Ballaghaderreen and Derrygonnelly, Co. Fermanagh. He will be very sadly missed by his wife Chris, son Kevin, daughters Mary, Sheila and…

error: Content is protected !!