Advance payment of 2008 Single Payment for Mayo farmers

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Mayo farmers are to receive advance payment of the 2008 Single Payment following a request at European level by the Minister for Agriculture, Mr Brendan Smith.

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Double yellow lines outside private houses causing concern to residents

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny TD has been contacted by a number of homeowners in the Castlebar area who have had double yellow lines painted on the road outside their houses within the past few months. It has become an inconvenience to some homeowners, in one particular case; an elderly person has had to pay two parking fines because the person who mows her lawn has to park outside her house.

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Taking control of your future seminar

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

An interesting and informative evening is expected at The Days Hotel, Castlebar next Thursday evening (Oct 9). M&C Financial Services are holding a Seminar entitled Taking Control of Your Future. “With the recent downturn in the world economy, as well as the uncertainty in the stock markets and banking sectors, we feel that this is an excellent chance for people, to learn about how to make the most of the opportunities take are currently available to them. You can now take control of your investments, as well as your pension fund and see how to make your hard earned money work for you. Many pension funds are invested through banks and insurance companies, and the customer has little control over where and how their money is invested” said Tom Connolly, Director of M&C Financial Services.

“Small Self Administered Pensions (SSAP’s) and Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPP’s), gives you the freedom to invest your pension moneys, wherever you choose (subject to Revenue approval), giving you more control over your investments. Moneys can be invested in both local and foreign property, stocks and shares or through various different funds offered through insurance companies and banks. This gives the investor the chance to take control of their own investment portfolio, along with the help and expertise of our staff, here at M&C Financial Services.”

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Mayo students take to the streets to fight college fees

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

“If this happens you’ll be seeing a lot more of these” bellowed GMIT Castlebar Students Union President Mark Early to the wet huddled student body who had just marched through the town yesterday.

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Aer Arann recommence flights on Knock-Dublin route

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Aer Arann—Ireland’s regional airline—re-launched its daily return flights from Ireland West Airport Knock to Dublin on Wednesday, with an early morning flight and return evening flight available on the Public Service Obligation (PSO) service.

Speaking at Ireland West Knock having arrived on the first evening flight from Dublin, Aer Arann Commercial Director Fergal Barry expressed the airline’s delight with the resumption of the PSO route to Dublin. “When we took over this route three years ago we worked to build it up and as a consequence we developed a very loyal customer base in the area—we were very disappointed not to be awarded the route in the recent Government tender, but we are delighted that as the second ranked bidder in the tender process we have now been awarded the route and we aim to re-establish ourselves quickly by offering a quality service and low fares.”

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Inquest into woman’s death after childbirth adjourned for expert advice

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

The inquest into the death of Evelyn Flanagan, Hollyhill, Ballyheane, Castlebar was adjourned on Wednesday evening (September 24) by Coroner for South Mayo, John O’Dwyer, until December 1. The coroner adjourned the inquest after three days following an application by Mr John Jordan, legal representative for the deceased’s husband Mr Padraig Flanagan to retain expert independent evidence from an expert on amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), which, according to the pathologist for Mayo General Hospital Dr Fandel Bennani, was what led to Mrs Flanagan death.

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Removal of cancer services imminent

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

Surgical and diagnostic breast cancer services at Mayo General Hospital, Castlebar will be transferred to Galway in a few weeks, a meeting of the HSE West forum were told this week. Initially the services were to be moved in September, then the HSE said it would be December but now confirmation has been given that Mayo patients will start attending the centre of excellence in Galway in a few weeks. However no definitive date has been given for the move.

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Certain alcoholic concoctions driving Mayo people daft

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

An Garda Siochana’s Mayo policing plan 2009 was discussed by some members of Mayo County Council this week who felt that the mixing of certain alcoholic drinks was driving people wild and needed to be studied in depth by the Government.

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Cathaoirleach condemns vandalism in Swinford

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

Councillor Joe Mellett, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, has strongly condemned the actions of those who did “wanton damage” to a number of cars and business premises in Swinford last weekend.

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Commitment finally given for Shrule water supply

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

There was good news this week for the long-running Shrule water saga with the announcement that the supply is to be connected by the end of October.

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Ballinrobe mourns death of much-loved musical director

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

Ballinrobe Musical Society is in mourning this week following the death, after a short illness, of their much-loved musical director Noel Kirrane.

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Mayo WAGS feature on Today FM series

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

When we think WAGS we think Posh Spice, Cheryl Cole, Alex Curran and Co. We’ve seen them in their Gucci shades and Jimmy Choos sitting in their cushioned thrones in the best seats of the stadium.

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