Unlawful killing verdict at Castlebar inquest into death of Chada boys

Coroner for South Mayo John O'Dwyer

A verdict of unlawful killing has been returned by the jury at the inquest in Castlebar today into the deaths of Eoghan and Ruairi Chada.

The boys, aged ten and five, were murdered by their father Sanjeev Chada (44) at Skehanagh Lower, Ballintubber, in July 2013.

Witness statements from 16 people were heard during the course of the inquest at Castlebar Courthouse.


Sport

Westport United and Ballyhaunis Town book fifth round spots

In the end it was easier than expected, but Westport United are in the fifth round of the FAI Junior Cup alongside fellow Mayo teams, Iorras Aontaithe and Ballyhaunis Town, in three weeks’ time.

Safe hands: Padraic O'Connor is looking to bag some more goals on on Sunday. Photo: Sportsfile

News

Unlawful killing verdict at Castlebar inquest into death of Chada boys

A verdict of unlawful killing has been returned by the jury at the inquest in Castlebar today into the deaths of Eoghan and Ruairi Chada.

Coroner for South Mayo John O'Dwyer

Business

Minister Ring urges Mayo businesses to get involved

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, this week urged Mayo tourism businesses to get involved as he officially launched the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015, the first national scheme to identify and celebrate those leading lights making a difference in the tourism industry and actively contributing to recent growth in the sector. Rewarding innovation in tourism, significant initiatives at home and overseas and the best examples of improvement to the tourism experience, the Irish Tourism Industry Awards – already dubbed the ‘ITAs’ – seek to identify those players in the tourism sector who have made a difference and are setting an example for the rest of the industry.

Mary Golden (left) is pictured with Debbie White, chief executive of Sodexo UK and Ireland, at the Long Service Awards in London.

Health & Lifestyle

New campaign to tackle county’s diabetes levels

A number of local and regional agencies have come together to launch and new project to raise awareness about diabetes in the county.

Pictured at the launch of Mayo Diabetes Awareness Month were: Corena Campbell, diabetes nurse specialist, Mayo PCCC; Marie Todd, advanced nurse practitioner, Mayo General Hospital; Dr Elizabeth Brosnan, consultant endocrinologist, Mayo General Hospital; Kathy McSharry, practice nurse coordinator; Bernie McDonnell, diabetes nurse specialist, Mayo General Hospital; and Ailish Houlihan, Croí nurse.

Entertainment

‘Working class hero’ Damien Dempsey for intimate Castlebar gig

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Motoring

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Pictured (l-r) at the Irish Auto Trade Awards were Jackie McNamara, Cawley Auto Repairs, Sean Gallagher (master of ceremonies), and Michael Cawley from Cawley Auto Repairs accepting their award for Connacht/Ulster Independent Workshop of the Year 2015.

Opinion

Do we want reform or do we just not care?

So, the Seanad survived the chop, the people have spoken or to be more exact around 40 per cent of them have. The right to vote and shape the future of our country is something that was struggled for for hundreds of years, but when two questions to shape the future direction of democracy and the legal setup of the nation was asked, 60 per cent of the people didn't even bother to show up and have their say.


Property

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