Seven jailed for ‘mini-riot’ in Castlebar shop

Judge Mary Devins sent out a clear message this week that public scenes of violence between warring families will not be tolerated in her district.

The judge jailed seven members of a feuding family at the district court sitting in Castlebar on Wednesday.

The defendants  all pleaded guilty to being part of a violent outburst which effectively laid the shop at Mulroy’s Filling Station, Moneen, Castlebar, under siege during what the judge described as a ‘mini riot’ in the middle of the day on March 4 last.


Sport

Concentration costs Mayo at the death

At the end of the day, it's just a warm-up competition and on the balance of play Roscommon deserved their win in this Hastings Cup semi-final. But Mayo will feel that this game slipped through their fingers right at the death and denied them a place in the final against Galway next weekend, in what would have been another useful competitive game before their Connacht Championship kicks into gear in mid-March.

Goal getter: Brian Reape found the back of the net for Mayo, but they came up short at the end. Photo:Sportsfile

News

Seven jailed for ‘mini-riot’ in Castlebar shop

Judge Mary Devins sent out a clear message this week that public scenes of violence between warring families will not be tolerated in her district.


Business

Culinary delights from The Ardilaun, free flights and entertainment at Galway’s first digital summit

Galway’s first digital summit for Galway, organised by David Glynn and Maricka Keogh from Online Marketing in Galway, takes place in The Ardilaun on Thursday January 29.


Health & Lifestyle

‘Medicine for the mind’ promoted across Mayo libraries

The potential benefits of using self-help books to address a number of common psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and binge eating, are being promoted through a library book scheme.


Entertainment

Mayo group Coda for TradFest line-up

Mayo will be well represented at one of the biggest celebrations of Irish folk and trad music - TradFest Temple Bar, which kicks off on January 28 and continues until February 1.


Motoring

New model will further boost popularity of Audi Q3

Since its market launch in November 2011, the Q3 model series has become popular with Irish buyers. The new Audi Q3 and RS Q3 models will feature a refreshed design, and also boast a number of technical innovations.


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

The Connacht Property Auction — now taking entries for February auction

The Connacht Property Auction is now taking entries for its next public auction, which will be held on February 26 in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway.


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