Councillors beg council to fund Claremorris lights

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

There is no money in the coffers of Mayo County Council to assist Claremorris in lighting up for Christmas.

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Haughey book collection to go on display at Turlough House

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

The personal library of the former Taoiseach, the late Charles J Haughey, was presented to the National Museum of Ireland this week to go on display in Turlough House.

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O’Mahony calls on people to check on elderly neighbours

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony is supporting the HSE “Keep Warm Keep Well” campaign which is aimed at ensuring that the elderly are warm and well this winter. The booklet, which is at the centre of the campaign, gives advice on how best to ensure that the elderly get through the winter season without suffering any serious setback.

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Calls to exempt Ireland West Airport from €2 departure tax

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Beverley Flynn has called on the Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan TD, to exempt Ireland West Airport Knock from the €2 departure tax which was introduced in Budget 2009.

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Corrib gas partners’ grants announced

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

The Corrib gas partners have announced details of the successful applicants to their June 2008 round of funding under their Local Grants Programme. A total of 24 groups have been awarded grant aid ranging from €1,000 to €10,000.

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Looking to borrow? Ballyhaunis Credit Union are looking to lend

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

While the credit crunch is gripping the world, and businesses and individuals are struggling to get credit from banks, the message from Ballyhaunis Credit Union is that they have money to lend.

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Visit It’so at the Woollen Mills for a taste sensation

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

For a traditional family shopping experience there is no better place to visit than the Foxford Woollen Mills. There is an array of fantastic gifts to choose from in a relaxed and stress-free environment that is ideal for a family day out.

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Remembering Mayo’s Fallen Heroes

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

The recent very sad and tragic death of a brave young Royal Marine Robert McKibben really brought home to everyone in the Westport area the stark reality of war. Robert’s parents, sisters, brother, his girlfriend, relations and friends were truly devastated, as were his comrades in arms from the Royal Marines and indeed his former comrades from the Irish Defence Force. All who knew him were deeply shocked and numbed by his death. It is fair to say that the whole region was saddened by the news of his tragic death and it was no surprise that St Mary’s Church in Westport was packed for the funeral, or that it brought the town of Westport to a standstill as the cortege moved through the town in what was one of the saddest funerals on record.

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35 Mayo hotels featured in tourist accommodation guide

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

Irish hoteliers have joined with Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism, Martin Cullen TD, to launch the 2009 Be Our Guest Guide and kick start the Irish Hotels Federation’s (IHF) international marketing drive for 2009. Now in its 22nd edition, the guide is renowned as Ireland’s largest tourist accommodation listing, featuring almost 1,000 hotels and guesthouses from every county, including 35 in County Mayo. Over 300,000 guides will be distributed in 22 countries in the coming months, acting as a key marketing tool in promoting Ireland at home and abroad.

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Ballina driver of car with defects convicted

Fri, Dec 12, 2008

A 20-year-old driver of a Subaru which had no NCT, a bald tyre, faulty indicators and a yellow and black number plate was convicted and fined at Ballina District Court this week.

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FBD job losses imminent in Mayo as Ballina and Castlebar offices merge

Fri, Dec 05, 2008

There will be job losses in Mayo as a result of the announcement this week that FBD Insurance plc is to reduce its offices by 13, but the numbers are as yet unknown.

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Corrib forum will lack essential community representation

Fri, Dec 05, 2008

The new Corrib Community Forum, which is due to hold its first meeting this morning (Friday) under the chairmanship of Mr Joe Brosnan, could be in for a rocky start due to the lack of representation by leading community groups.

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