Pat on the back for Enda and co

Fri, Jun 07, 2013

The bright sunshine which lightened the hearts of everyone this week was matched with some exciting news for the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar. The €11 million funding which was allocated to bring the facility up to HIQA standards, hopefully in time for the 2015 deadline, was greeted with genuine relief and happiness across the county.

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A monumental breach of trust

Fri, May 31, 2013

The harrowing and shocking scenes shown on RTÉ Primetime Investigates programme ‘A Breach of Trust’ on Tuesday night featuring a number of named childcare facilities repulsed and shocked the nation.

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People power prevalent at LEADER public meeting

Fri, Apr 12, 2013

People power can never be underestimated and when 400 people turn up at a public meeting in Mayo to support a cause that has changed so many of their lives, then a clear and concise message must be taken from that.

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Think before you type

Fri, Mar 29, 2013

Finally the issue of cyberbullying, which has devastated so many lives in this country, is getting the attention and headlines it deserves.

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The power of the high vis

Fri, Mar 22, 2013

You’d often hear people say look at your man with the high vis jacket. He thinks he’s running the show just because he’s wearing that. They scoff because he has the authority to tell them where they can’t loiter, much to their disdain. These remarks are usually heard at local community events where a group of organisers don the high vis to ensure the smooth running of the particular event. And there is always one dude who thinks he’s been handed the freedom of the village when he gets the high vis on his back.

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Frontline workers being hung out to dry

Fri, Feb 22, 2013

Ireland’s frontline workers are being hung out to dry by this Government. Members of An Garda Siochana, nurses, firefighters, ambulance personnel, and prison officers cannot and should not be targeted again for pay cuts, dressed up in any guise.

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Mayo is rising — let’s all rise together

Fri, Feb 15, 2013

To celebrate St Valentine’s Day the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre and up to 50 of its friends, family members, supporters, and survivors and simply anyone who loves women and girls, gathered on Market Square, Castlebar, to join the One Billion Rising campaign — the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

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The time for cynicism is over, embrace the Gathering and run with it

Fri, Feb 08, 2013

Mayo is leading the charge when it comes to the Gathering Ireland 2013 with 268 gatherings highlighted in an action packed calendar of events launched by Mayo County Council last Monday afternoon.

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A nation united in grief and anger

Thu, Jan 31, 2013

It was a sight to behold. The band of blue joined in their intense sorrow and grief at the loss of one of their own.

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The unusual mindset of the Irish

Fri, Jan 25, 2013

The Irish public have some sort of perverse need to wallow in other people’s misery.

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The right decision but not an easy one

Fri, Jan 18, 2013

“It’s about time Castlebar turned its face on Lough Lannagh and not its back,” said An Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the launch of the town’s ambitious €12.5 million National Pursuits Academy in June 2012.

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Bloggers beware — Twitter defamation case settled

Fri, Jan 11, 2013

The clock is ticking for bloggers who think they are immune from Ireland’s defamation laws and can libel and slag off who they like on social media sites such as Twitter or Facebook.

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