Crossmolina native to be extradited from Brazil to Ireland

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

The extradition of disgraced solicitor and Crossmolina native Michael Lynn from Brazil to Ireland is expected to happen in the coming weeks.

Appeals by the fugitive former solicitor have now been exhausted and his case has now been passed to the country's federal police.

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Mayo Ideas Lab receives national award at European Enterprise Promotion Awards

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Mayo Ideas Lab received a national award at the recent European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2017 during SME Enterprise Week in Tallinn, Estonia. The European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) is an initiative by the European Commission aimed at recognising and rewarding exceptional examples of support and promotion of entrepreneurship across Europe. Companies from all EU countries, as well as Iceland, Serbia, and Turkey can take part in the competition, with some 2,800 projects getting involved since the awards were established in 2006.

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Celebrations in Castlebar as students of National Learning Network receive awards

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

More than 50 students of the National Learning Network in Castlebar have been recognised for their impressive endeavours and commitment to their studies throughout their time in NLN Castlebar.

Students who attend the NLN, which is a division of the Rehab Group, received their certificates at an event in Breaffy House in recognition of their achievements on training programmes which aim to develop the students’ personal, social, educational, and vocational skills, as well as aiming to increase their levels of independence and community integration.

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Council budget meeting adjourned for week

Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Mayo County Council’s budget meeting was adjourned for a week this morning to allow for the councillors more time to consider the draft budget put before them. Fianna Fail whip - Cllr Damien Ryan proposed the adjournment of the meeting for a week, which was supported by all the other groupings in the chamber. Cllr Ryan proposed that following the initial introductary presentations by the council chief executive, Peter Hynes and the director of finance, Peter Duggan the meeting would adjourn for seven days.

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Planner lays out council's issues with NPF

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

The recently-published draft of the National Planning Framework (NPF) has come under fire from Mayo County Council after a senior official said that it is unfairly balanced in favour of the five big cities.

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Chambers calls for publication of GMIT Working Group’s final report

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Fianna Fáil T.D. for Mayo Lisa Chambers has called on the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton to publish the final report of the GMIT Working Group without any further delay.

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Over 60 per cent of Mayo third level graduates are female

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

According to the latest figures from last year's census, over 60 per cent of third level graduates in Mayo were female. The latest release of findings from the Census covered education, skills and the Irish language education and skill. Among those aged 15 and over and who had completed their education, the average age of completion was 19.4 years, an increase of 0.8 years on 2011. The average completion age at national level was 19.9 years.

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International Green Flag for Jackie Clarke Collection garden

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

The beautiful garden at the Jackie Clarke Collection has been internationally recognised by being given International Green Flag status. The Green Flag for Parks award is given to those public parks and green spaces that exemplify excellence in such standards as management and sustainability as well as providing beautiful settings for leisure.

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Mayo on a Winning Streak on TV game show

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

It was a lucky week for Mayo on the Winning Streak game show, as one lucky woman, Marian Connell from Kilmaine, spun the wheel and won a whopping €61,000 while playing for her mum. During the game the name of another Mayo man - John ‘Murt’ Hunt, from Ballyhaunis was pulled out to appear on the show this Saturday, November 25.

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545 teenagers honoured at diocesan award ceremony in Knock Basilica

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

On Thursday last at our Lady’s Basilica, Knock, Archbishop Michael Neary gathered to celebrate and recognise the voluntary contribution of over 500 teenagers to their parish communities at the annual presentation of the Pope John Paul II Award.

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A event not to be missed by aspiring writers

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Write Now is a Mayo Art Service and Film Mayo event for Mayo writers that will take place on Saturday, December 9 in Breaffy House, Castlebar. In the morning there will be presentations by three professional writers; Elizabeth Reapy (fiction writer), Eugene O’Brien (screenwriter) and Eva O’Connor (playwright). This is an opportunity for established or budding Mayo writers to come along and enjoy presentations focusing on three different writing forms.

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Folens to gift over 450 Christmas annuals to Children's wards in Mayo

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

With the festive season just around the corner, Folens, one of Ireland’s leading educational publishers, is preparing to to celebrate the sixth year of their Christmas Annaul Charity Campaign. The campaign, which has proved incredibly successful over the years, involves over 450 Christmas annuals being donated to children’s wards across Mayo.

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