Restriction on salmon angling at Pontoon Bridge extended

Fri, Feb 06, 2009

A bye-law which defers the opening of the salmon angling season at Pontoon Bridge until June 1 has been renewed by the Minister for State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Sean Power TD.

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Campaign to reduce the voting age to 16

Fri, Jan 30, 2009

With the local and European elections on the horizon teenagers in Ireland will be watching proceedings from the outside, wondering why their voices can't be heard. A campaign is mounting to allow 16 and 17-year-olds vote, and it’s one which the Mayo Advertiser supports. At the ages of 16 and 17 you can pay taxes, get married, work full-time, leave school, or be detained at a detention centre, so why not have the right to vote?

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Where’s our dreamer?

Fri, Jan 23, 2009

It’s amazing how the hopes and dreams of millions, and probably billions, are at the feet of one man. Barack Obama is perched on a pedestal that is hovering high, with the citizens of diverse and far flung nations all holding their breath in anticipation of how this “saviour” will bring peace and harmony to the world.

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Keep Mayo open for business — shop local

Fri, Jan 16, 2009

Chambers of Commerce in Mayo were urging consumers to shop local in the run up to Christmas. But now, more than ever, that message has a greater urgency. The message is clear: To protect jobs in Mayo shoppers must continue to spend their money in Mayo. In the Erris region alone a minimum of 371 people are employed in the retail sector. That’s according to the findings of a survey conducted by Erris Chamber of Commerce. Chamber president Derek Reilly has reiterated the shop local message and pointed out its aptness at any time of the year. Those jobs could be in jeopardy if local people choose to shop elsewhere, Mr Reilly has warned.

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Facing down the rocky road of 2009

Fri, Jan 09, 2009

As we embark on our journey through 2009 it seems there will be a rocky road ahead.

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A quick look back

Tue, Dec 23, 2008

2008 hasn’t been the happiest year on record.

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'Tis the season to be jolly

Fri, Dec 19, 2008

As a person who normally jumps on the seasonal bandwagon in the lead up to Christmas, my festive spirit seems to have waned this year — a sort of Chrimbo limbo. Perhaps I’m not alone, it's a feeling of guilt that has swept into our subconscious that in this current economic meltdown that our usual Christmas madness in this chastised economy will be a bit more subdued, and surprisingly I discovered the reason I was feeling this nonchalance was that consumerism had taken such a hold over the past few years, that I had unbeknown to myself equated consumerism with Christmas. Indeed, President Mary McAleese during a speech made in Arizona this week commented that “hands on our hearts that we were all consumed by that same element of consumerism”.

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Cowen’s reputation tarnished over FÁS corruption

Fri, Nov 28, 2008

Thweek We’ve seen a massive public outcry following the publication of just some of the expenses incurred by the top brass in FÁS, the national training and employment authority.

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The time to talk has come

Fri, Nov 14, 2008

Accuse me of being bought or brainwashed, but having spent a couple of days in Holland viewing onshore gas pipelines, gas refineries and meeting with experts who are employed by NAM, a leading Dutch gas company, I can’t help but feel reassured about the Corrib Gas Project.

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It was pure entertainment

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Never before has the world taken such an interest in a Presidential election as they did in the American race to the White House.

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Porsche driver called other motorists on road ‘rednecks’

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

A 39-year-old man from Westport who after being stopped by gardaí—after an alleged complaint that he was driving dangerously in his Porsche—reacted by telling the gardaí that the drivers in the area were a “bunch of f*****g rednecks” and that “it is no wonder your country is in the state that it is”, appeared at Castlebar District Court this week.

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Ó Cuív commended by McGuinness for his commitment to rural Ireland

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Rural Ireland is benefiting from the fact that Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív TD has been given his own budget, according to the Fine Gael whip on Mayo County Council.

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