Man was selling drugs to help his mother out financially

Fri, Feb 18, 2011

Judge Mary Devins adjourned her decision against a Claremorris man who pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for sale and supply this week. Julius Silkaitis, 18 Claremount Manor, Knock Road, Claremorris, pleaded guilty to the charges in court and told the court that he was selling the drugs to make some money so it would be easier on his mother, who was supporting herself and him on social welfare at the time. Garda Ciaran McGrath told the court that he carried out a search on Silkaitis’ home on December 9 2009 at 18 Claremont, Claremorris. He found 18.65gms of cannabis herb divided into 22 bags in the defendant’s room with a value of €400.

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Castlebar council office continues discriminatory practice

Fri, Feb 18, 2011

Last week Mayo County Council received an award from the National Disability Authority (NDA) recognising the excellent level of achievement reached by Ballina Civic Offices in integrating accessibility into the provision of services to the public.

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Man got into a fight the night of his twenty first

Fri, Feb 18, 2011

A man who on the night of his birthday was in a brawl with another man was before Castlebar District Court on Wednesday.

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Man urinated in Garda cell

Fri, Feb 18, 2011

A man who, when arrested for being intoxicated in public, urinated all over the cell door and floor in Castlebar Garda Station, was given the Probation Act at Castlebar District Court this week.

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Cuts in old age pension must be avoided

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

The findings of an ESRI report this week showing that the over-65s are more at risk of poverty in Ireland than those of working age have been welcomed by Age Action, which is lobbying against any cuts in pensions in the upcoming Christmas budget.

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Fine for motorist who borrowed friend’s car

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

A man stopped by gardaí while he was driving a friend’s car, and who failed to produce a certificate of insurance, received a fine at Ballyhaunis District Court this week.

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Judge adjourns sentencing to allow repayments

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

Sentencing of a Ballyhaunis man has been postponed until February 2011 to allow him start making repayments towards damage he caused to a window in the town.

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Achill sewerage scheme to be commissioned

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

A positive step forward in relation to the Achill Sound Sewerage Scheme was announced at this week’s meeting of the Belmullet Electoral Area Committee, where it was announced that commissioning of the treatment system will go ahead in October or November.

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Out of order public lighting needs to be fixed

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

Fine Gael spokesperson on social protection, Deputy Michael Ring, has called for a survey to be undertaken to locate and mend out-of-order public lighting throughout Mayo before the arrival of winter.

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IBEC West supports Corrib application at oral hearing

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

IBEC West, the group that represents business in the region, has supported the Corrib gas pipeline application at the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing. The group said approval for the route would facilitate much-needed investment leading to the creation of jobs and improved energy infrastructure in the region.  

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Mayo farmers urged to speak out about agriculture policy

Fri, Sep 10, 2010

In association with the EU Commission, Agri Aware’s Farmers Play Your Part! CAP 2010 campaign is encouraging farmers to be the voice of the Common Agricultural Policy and inform the public how it provides for everybody.

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