Popular Ballyheane man dies in US road accident

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

The only son and eldest child of popular Castlebar photographer Michael Donnelly has died tragically in the USA.

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Gardaí investigate Castlebar body find

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Gardaí have launched an investigation following the discovery of a body in Castlebar yesterday.

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Three-year-old boy laid to rest

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

The three-year-old boy who died in a tragic quad bike accident in Ballycastle on Tuesday night is being laid to rest today (Friday).

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Ring calls on An Post and O Cuív to save Inishbiggle postal service

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Fine Gael TD Michael Ring has called on An Post and the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív TD to save the postal service on Inisbiggle. “An Post are getting rid of the rural post office by stealth, they are not paying people to make it a viable service. The post office on the island was ran by the O’Malley family for over 60 years and Bridget O’Malley, who was the person running it as an agency up to now, was getting only 36 cent per transaction,” he told the Mayo Advertiser this week.

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Ring calls on Fine Gael to step back from Lisbon unless there are changes

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

“The people have spoken,” is Michael Ring’s view on the current discussions about what to do next in relation to the Lisbon Treaty. The Westport-based Fine Gael TD, who is one of the most popular public representatives in the county, is urging his party to distance themselves from the treaty if it is put before the people again. “The people have spoken on the treaty, and if it is put in front of them again without any changes I think we have to step away from it. If there are concessions made and it’s a new document then we can look at it again, but not as it stands.”

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Mayo ahead of the rest when it comes to Clár roads funding

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Mayo has received the largest allocation in the country for Clár funding dedicated to works on non-national roads.

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Ballina District Court Office to remain open

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

After months of speculation it has been confirmed that the District Court Office in Ballina is to remain open. The announcement was made by Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary, who revealed this week that he has been engaged in talks to secure its retention for the past 12 months. Deputy John O’Mahony has also received written confirmation from the courts service that there are no plans to close Ballina and transfer staff to Castlebar.

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Swinford native receives Garda Commissioner’s Medal

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

A newly graduated Mayo garda was awarded with the Commissioner’s Medal at the graduation ceremony in the Garda College, Templemore yesterday (Thursday).

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Fine Gael propose opposition chairman for Castlebar electoral area

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

In what was described as embarking on a policy of “value for money” Fine Gael proposed the re-election of Fianna Fáil Councillor Al McDonnell as chairman of the Castlebar electoral area committee for another year.

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Attymass summer variety evening

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Attymass Youth Club 2008 are proud to present their first ever summer variety musical evening in the Fr Peyton Memorial Centre, Attymass on Sunday August 10 at 7.30pm sharp.

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Proposal for further Castlebar roundabout changes

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

Roundabout markings in Castlebar have caused much debate and at times incidents of road rage since Mayo County Council embarked on an experiment to ease traffic congestion in the town.

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Drop in new vehicles in Mayo

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

The reflection of a “tightening of the belts” attitude is evident in statistics released from the CSO this week which highlighted a decline in the number of new vehicles registered in Mayo in June 2008 in comparison to the same time last year.

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