Man in his 80s killed in Hollymount fatal house fire on Wednesday night

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

A man in his 80s has died following a fatal house fire in Hollymount over night. Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal house fire at Ballymangan, near Hollymount shortly after midnight. The fire was quickly brought under control by local fire services.

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Climate change in Mayo and the West of Ireland

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

This Westport Civic Trust lecture will be given by emeritus professor John Sweeney, Ireland’s leading expert on climate science, on Tuesday, October 17, at the Westport Coast Hotel at 8pm.

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West Women in Farming Ireland destined for European Congress of Young Farmers

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Mairead McGuinness Midlands North-West MEP and the first vice-president of the European Parliament, has invited a delegation of West Women in Farming Ireland (WWFI) committee members including Catherina Cunnane, Paula Mullen, Rachel Leonard, Niamh Garvey, Martina Egan, and Mona O’Donoghue-Concannon, to a convention in Brussels this week.

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Aware relatives and friends programme is coming to Mayo this October

Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Aware, Ireland’s leading organisation providing support, education and information services around depression and bipolar disorder, today announced that the new Relatives and Friends Programme will be available to the people of Mayo this October. The free programme, six hours over the course of four weeks, aims to provide helpful information about depression and bipolar disorder, provide practical advice, and address the challenges faced each day when supporting a loved one experiencing depression or bipolar disorder.

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Mayo escapes the worst of Storm Ophelia

Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Our rolling coverage of Storm Ophelia throughout the event

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Catholicism remains Mayo's dominant religion

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

According to the latest release by the CSO from last year's Census, Catholicism remains the predominant religion, accounting for 87 per cent (113,481) of Mayo’s population. However, this was down from 117,721 persons five years previously. The average age of Catholics in the county was 40.6 years, slightly above the county’s overall average age of 40.2 years.

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Ninety jobs to be created in creative industry in West by €2million fund

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The creative industry in the west got a massive boost yesterday when a new €2million fund was announced by Minister Sean Kyne, who outlined details of how up to 90 new jobs are to be created.

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Sixty five farmed salmon have been caught in five rivers in Mayo and Galway

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Inland Fisheries Ireland can confirmed this week that 65 farmed salmon were caught in rivers in Mayo and Galway, the affected rivers are the Delphi, Erriff, Kylemore/Dawros, Newport and Bunowen. Inland Fisheries Ireland has been monitoring the situation since August.

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A quarter of county's footpaths are crumbling, says councillor

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

One councillor in the Ballina Municipal District says serious investment is required for Mayo’s footpath network with up to 25 per cent of the footpaths in the county crumbling.

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Mulherin calls for progress on Crossmolina and Ballina flood defences

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Mayo Senator Michelle Mulherin has called for an update on the delivery of the Crossmolina flood defences. Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Mulherin said: “In September 2015, €430 million was put into a pot for investment in various schemes around the country. I know one such scheme is earmarked for my own area of Crossmolina.

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Swinford man elected to top union position

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Swinford man Padraig Peyton has been elected the first honorary president of SIPTU. The Tumgesh, Swinford, native defeated three Dublin based candidates in the recent election which will see him become one of the major players in labour relations matters across the country.

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Irish Water commences work on troublesome Ballina water main

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council, this week commenced work to replace 450 metres of troublesome water main in the Bohernasup area of Ballina. This section of water main is prone to frequent bursts and has caused a lot of disruption to residents and businesses in the area over the past number of years.

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