Councillors were paid €876k last year

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Mayo County Council made payments of €875,561.82 to current and former councillors last year.

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Made of Mayo to showcase the best of the county this Mayo Day

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Mayo Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of the arts and culture, vibrant communities, and unquenchable spirit of County Mayo.

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Padraic Walsh gets the green and red light again

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Proud Mayo man Padraic D Walsh from Kiltimagh has come up trumps again for this year's Mayo Day.

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Munnelly defends Varadkar on Western Rail Corridor

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Fine Gael councillor Jarlath Munnelly hit back at those who are attacking An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, in relation to the Western Rail Corridor.

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Minute's silence for man pardoned for Mám Trasna murders

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Mayo County Council held a minute's silence in memory of Myles Joyce, also known as Maolra Seoighe, who was wrongfully convicted and hanged for the murder of five people on the Mayo/Galway border in 1882.

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Voluntary litter pickers putting lives in danger — Murray

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Sinn Fein councillor Gerry Murray suggested at a recent Claremorris Municipal District meeting that people who were caught dumping rubbish from their cars be hit with penalty points on their driving licence along with fines for dumping.

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Major funding boost announced for Céide Fields

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Fáilte Ireland is to invest more than €860,000 into the Céide Fields Visitor Centre in north Mayo, helping to bring state-of-the-art visitor experiences to the OPW site.

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Planning circular is 'an insult to the intellegance of councillors, officials and the people we represent' — Cribben

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

A circular issued by an official from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government saying that discussions on planning applications should not take place at municipal district, area committee or county council level was described as "an insult to the intelligence of councillors, officials, and the people we represent" by one councillor this week.

Fine Gael councillor John Cribben made that statement at the Claremorris Municipal District's April meeting which took place this week, he was just one of a number of councillors who hit out at the circular which was issued to the councillors at the meeting.

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Fodder crisis hits hard after harsh winter

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Farmers are under intense pressure due to the harsh winter with a lack of fodder their prime concern at the minute.

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Ballinrobe prize money for summer season to top €1 million

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

The 2018 Ballinrobe racing season kicks off on Friday, April 13, with record prize money of €1 million on offer at the Mayo track.

An additional date has also been added to the programme which now comprises 10 race days, seven National Hunt meetings, and three flat meetings including 13 feature races.

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Three men arrested following ramming of Garda car

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Gardaí in Castlebar are investigating a number of incidents which occurred in Mayo in the early hours of Wednesday morning, April 4.

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Almost a half a million euro announced for harbours and slipways in North Mayo

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has welcomed the announcement of €247,500 which has been allocated to Mayo County Council for development and repair projects on harbours and slipways.

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