O’Mahony confirms intention to seek nomination in Galway West

Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Moving south: John O'Mahony will seek a nomination to run in Galway West for Fine Gael

Last night sitting Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony announced his intention to seek a nomination to run in the Galway West constituency in the next General Election. The decision by the TD who has been elected twice in Mayo, in 2007 and 2011, had been expected after a large swathe of his territory had been annexed by the Galway constituency following the 2012 Constituency Commission report. The changes also saw Mayo drop from a five seater constituency to a four seater constituency.

Speaking to the Mayo Advertiser yesterday ahead of his announcement O’Mahony said: “I will be seeking a nomination in Galway West, I’ve decided. Effectively it’s down to the decision to reconfigure the constituency, which saw a large chunk of my area transferred into Galway West. I have thought long and hard about this and have consulted with the party and my loyal supporters and it’s the right decision”

The old Ballinrobe electoral area was transferred to Galway West along with its 10,000 votes from which O’Mahony will be hoping to gain a lot of first preference votes if he succeeds in getting the nomination to run for the party. The areas transferred from Mayo to Galway West include Ballinrobe, Cong, The Neale, Shrule, Garrymore, Kilmaine, and Dalgan.


Breaffy win derby battle while Crossmolina, Hollymount-Carramore and Kilmaine keep up winning runs

A two goal first half salvo from Aidan O’Shea inspired Breaffy to their first win in the Mayo GAA Senior Football League this season as they saw off local rivals Castlebar Mitchels in Munnelly Park in Castlebar on Sunday. Both sides lined out with out key players for this contest with Seamus O’Shea serving a one match suspension for Breaffy after being dismissed early in their loss to Ballintubber a fortnight ago, while for Castlebar Mitchels neither Tom Cunniffe or Patrick Durcan were available for selection.

Shooting star: Aidan O'Shea has a crack at a point for Breaffy against Castlebar Mitchels.


Transatlantic cable is a ‘game changer’ for Mayo economy

The construction of a €279 million super fast transatlantic cable to greatly boost data speeds between Europe and the US, has been described as a game changer for the Mayo economy.

Peter Hynes, chief executive, Mayo County Council; Nicholas Hegarty, CEO AquaComms; An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny; Deputy Michelle Mulherin; Tom McMahon, Greg Varisco, and Caroll Browne, all AquaComms; and Joanne Grehan, head of Mayo’s enterprise and investment unit, at Government Buildings this week.


Mayo hotelier attends launch of new Tourism Ireland strategy to boost tourism from Australia

Australia offers significant potential for Irish tourism, according to a new Tourism Ireland strategy launched today – which was attended by tourism companies from around Ireland, including Ashford Castle.

Diane Butler and Niall Gibbons, both Tourism Ireland, with Paula Carroll, Ashford Castle, at the launch of Tourism Ireland’s new three-year strategy to boost tourism from Australia.

Health & Lifestyle

Big fitness and health expo for Castlebar

Fitness professionals from all over Mayo are gathering for a weekend of fitness, sport, and advice in all disciplines in Breaffy Sports Arena this April 24, 25, and 26.

Sonia O'Sullivan


Treat in store for country fans with big Nathan Carter weekend

One of Ireland’s biggest country singing sensations, Nathan Carter, makes a welcome return to the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, for a music weekend that will have country fans up on their feet for three full days in the county town. The big weekend event starts on Friday and continues through Saturday and Sunday, May 8, 9, and 10.


Fill up on free fuel with Coyne Tractor Tyres and Batteries

If you buy selected Goodyear tyres from Coyne Tractor Tyres and Batteries from now until the end of June you could get up to €40 in free fuel vouchers. If you buy two 16 inch Goodyear tyres you will get a €10 voucher, or a €20 voucher if you purchase four 16 inch Goodyear tyres. You can claim a €20 voucher for the purchase of two 17 inch Goodyear tyres or a €40 voucher if you buy four 17 inch Goodyear tyres. The fuel vouchers will be redeemable at Tesco petrol stations.


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.


Only two weeks to go until the next Connacht Property Auction

With only two weeks to go until the next Connacht Property Auction, the auction team are inviting entries for the event which will be held on Thursday April 23 in the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway. After a busy start to 2015, the auction team are expecting strong interest in the properties on offer. The auction will offer some 30 properties across Mayo, Leitrim, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo and also Clare. After a very successful auction in February where 21 out of 24 properties were sold, the auction team are encouraging people who are thinking about selling to contact them. The company is the only auction provider in Ireland which does not charge admission or marketing fees to enter the auction, making it very appealing to property owners. Furthermore the company also offer an online auction system where all bids are made visible on its website www.connachtpropertyauction.ie.

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