Man three times over the limit the morning after drinking

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

A 21-year-old Castlebar man who was detected drink driving on the October Bank Holiday Monday was convicted, fined and disqulafied at Castlebar District Court this week.

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Council don’t have funding for grants

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Mayo County Council revealed that they don’t have the funding to match the applications for grant funding under the new housing grants introduced this year.

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You changed your clocks, now change your road behaviour

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Time was literally turned back two weeks ago as daylight saving came to an end along with the Irish summer. But, while many of us enjoyed the chance to sleep an hour longer, Irish Advanced Motorists / IAM Fleet warns there are potential dangers that come with the changing of clocks and increased darkness.

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Passing of District Court Judge noted

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

A minute’s silence was held at Castlebar District Court on Wednesday after Judge Mary Devins informed the court that she had just learned about the sad passing of Judge Derek McVeigh, who was a moveable judge on the District Court Bench.

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Autism diagnostic centre to open in west

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Plans are in the pipeline to open a diagnostic centre in the west next year for children with autism.

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Flynn raises concerns of a two-tier Europe at special meeting

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Beverley Flynn, Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo and member of the sub-committee on Ireland’s future in the EU, raised her concerns to Mr John Bruton about the development of a two-tiered approach to Europe following Ireland's rejection of the Lisbon Treaty.

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Eleven people found in Cong hotel’s bar after hours

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

The licensee of Danagher’s Hotel, Abbey Street, Cong appeared at Ballinrobe District Court after a number of patrons were found in the bar of her premises after closing time.

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Offices ransacked in Turlough on Thursday morning

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Two site offices in Turlough, Castlebar were broken into some time between 12am and 8am on Thursday.

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Cruise in the Caribbean with Castle Travel

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Picture yourself snorkelling in a secluded cove, wandering through narrow cobblestone streets, or sunbathing on a stretch of powdery white sand. The Caribbean offers thrills aplenty for the winter weary. Departure cities, itineraries, and ports of call may vary, but a Caribbean cruise practically guarantees sun-kissed shores, tranquil turquoise waters, azure skies, and balmy climes. Evelyn Byrne, Managing Director of Castle Travel, is a true cruise convert and has enjoyed cruises in this region among others.

The ports of call you visit will depend on the itinerary and cruise line, but how you spend the day on shore is entirely up to you. Book excursions before setting sail or while on board, or make your own arrangements in port.

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First and only four-star hotel in Castlebar

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Days Hotel Castlebar—a boutique hotel located in the heart of Castlebar town, beside the shopping and theatre districts—has been awarded its well deserved four-star status with Fáilte Ireland.

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Three men convicted for arson attack on Garda’s house

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Three Ballina men who caused a “callous”, “cowardly” and “vicious” crime against a Ballina garda when they performed an arson attack on his premises were convicted at Ballina District Court this week.

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Suspended sentence for man found urinating in laneway

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

A Ballina man with 39 previous convictions appeared before Ballina District Court this week on foot of public order charges after an incident occurred after he was observed urinating in a laneway.

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