Cannabis plants grew in Shrule bedroom

Fri, May 07, 2010

A man who had four cannabis plants growing in his bedroom was given the Probation Act at Ballinrobe District Court last week.

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Quiet Man pub patrons had pints after close

Fri, May 07, 2010

The licensee of Pat Cohan’s Pub, Cong — which is better known as the Quiet Man pub — was before Ballinrobe District Court last week for permitting people on the premises after closing time.

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Castlebar woman assaulted man

Fri, May 07, 2010

A woman who punched a man in his face, ripped off his T-shirt, and pulled his trousers down, was before Castlebar District Court this week for the section two assault charge.

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Cornanool NS to benefit from improved broadband - Kenny

Sat, Jan 16, 2010

Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny, TD, has welcomed the decision to improve the broadband speeds at Cornanool National School just outside Castlebar. The Department of Education and Science have confirmed to the Fine Gael Leader that they will shortly be signing a contract with a new internet service provider. Once the contract is signed, it is expected that it will take six to eight weeks to complete. This will entail the provision of a new mobile broadband facility that will provide 1MB per second broadband in comparison to the much smaller capacity already available at the school.

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Vote for Mayo's Doodle 4 Google competitors

Sat, Jan 16, 2010

Five students from Mayo are on tenterhooks today after receiving news that they are in with a chance to win the national Doodle 4 Google competition. Everyone in the county is now being urged to log on to www.google.ie/doodle4google and vote for the students and their doodles to bring the Doodle 4 Google crown to Mayo.

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Aware west of Ireland charity cycle launched

Sat, Jan 16, 2010

The third annual Aware Connemara Cycle has been announced by its volunteering organisers and people are invited to participate in the fun charity event to raise much needed funds for the charity, Aware, in the west of Ireland. Aware is a national voluntary organisation giving support to people affected by depression by providing a broad range of appropriate therapies.

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Get voting for Mayo's AIB Better Ireland projects

Sat, Jan 16, 2010

AIB’s Better Ireland Programme has announced details of the three children’s projects short listed by each branch for the current 2009/2010 programme.

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Calleary confirms new additions to NCT

Sat, Jan 16, 2010

A number of new measures are to be introduced to the National Car Test this year to further improve the quality of the service and the safety of vehicles on our roads, according to Fianna Fáil TD and Minister for Labour Affairs Dara Calleary.

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Deer culling meeting in Partry

Thu, Jan 14, 2010

There is a public meeting to be held in Partry Community Centre at 8pm on Friday January 22 and all farmers and landowners from the Partry, Tourmakeady, and Ballinrobe areas are invited to attend to discuss positive suggestions on how to reduce the number of wild deer in the area.

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Politicians call for emergency fuel allowance payments to be made

Thu, Jan 14, 2010

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O'Mahony has called on Social Affairs Minister Mary Hanafin to provide emergency fuel allowance payments to vulnerable people suffering as a result of the bad weather.

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Deere warns of dangers of people walking on frozen lakes

Thu, Jan 14, 2010

Castlebar Fine Gael town councillor Ger Deere has warned of the dangers of people walking on frozen lakes and river surfaces. While many of these surfaces appear to be strong enough to support the weight of a person, the risk of any ice breaking is very high and could lead to serious accidents. The dangerously cold weather is making this particularly hazardous as the water is extremely cold.

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RSA advises road users to remain vigilant during thaw

Thu, Jan 14, 2010

The Road Safety Authority has advised road users to remain vigilant on the roads as the snow and ice begins to thaw this week.

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