Today, Friday, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny will officially launch an official protocol Responding to Suicide— a co-ordinated, integrated response for all agencies involved following death by suicide—which has been formulated by the Mayo Suicide Liaison Project, a dedicated service that supports all those who have been affected by suicide.
The rate of suicide in the Mayo area has been revealed as one of Ireland’s highest for 2012. Suicide figures released by the Central Statistics Office show Mayo had 19.9 deaths by suicide per 100,000 people last year.
The annual summer classical music festival in Bofeenaun church returns this July for its tenth anniversary season. A group of outstanding classical musicians will again be filling this beautiful church, set against the dramatic backdrop of Nephin Mountain, with a blend of familiar and less familiar pieces of music from all periods, introduced, as always, with their trademark humour and insight. This year there will be three concerts – on Thursday July 11, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 – each with a different programme of music. Once again, there is huge demand for tickets, so order yours early!
Mayo resident Ray McGreal has taken up his position as chief executive officer of the Western Development Commission (WDC).
The results of the 2013 Auto Express Driver Power survey sees Lexus crowned best manufacturer.