Mayo county council now needs to assign the necessary staff to ensure that the 7 million euro digital hub and enterprise centre proposed for the former Military barracks in Ballina is progressed efficiently.  That’s the view of Ballina Fine Gael councillor John O’Hara.

Earlier this month local Senator Michelle Mulherin announced details of three and a half million euro in government funding secured for the project.

An additional 2.5 million euro is due to be allocated from government to the development next year, with a further one million euro from Mayo County Council.

At the monthly meeting of Ballina Municipal District councillor O’Hara suggested that the former garda barracks in the town had the potential to be used as a hostel to accommodate the many young people likely to be attracted to Ballina- as a digital and cultural hub.

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