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The High Sheriff of Mayo was the British Crown’s representative in the county from the post’s creation in 1583 until the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. In a country where ownership of land carried huge prestige, the landed had to protect what they held by securing positions of power. So it was in County Mayo that the dominant families of Browne, Bingham and Gore isolated the role of High Sheriff largely for themselves up until the 19th century at least, from which time family names such as O’Donel, Knox, Blake and others appear in the records as holders of the office.
Garda raids lead to arrest and drug seizure
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was in the United States this week as part of his final trade mission as the leader of the Government. Mr Kenny, who has led the country since 2011, is expected to step down next week when Leo Varadkar's elevation to the position will be voted on in the Dáil. As part of his trip to the US Kenny met with the executive management of Baxter Healthcare in its headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois.
Fianna Fáil Deputy Robert Troy has called on the Government to accelerate its plan for a new commercial rates Bill.
Having disposed of most of their properties in the area, Downes & Sons Auctioneers are seeking all types of properties for sale.
Free training for the unemployed is currently available in Shantalla through the Galway Family History Society West project. The overall aim of the project is to provide skills and related knowledge to further develop and to enable people obtain employment or further education.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, of the awarding of €91,972 in grants to two seafood enterprises in County Mayo. The two Mayo based seafood enterprises which have received funding are Sofi Shellfish (grant aid of €27,526), located close to Mulranny, and Carr and Sons Seafood (grant aid of €64,446) in Killala. This funding will allow for a greater investment of €303,891 into their businesses. The funding is awarded under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector.
Fianna Fáil Deputy, Robert Troy, says the Government must recognise the need to strengthen the Defence Forces personnel.
Chequers will play in The Tack Room this coming Sunday night, March 12. Head on down for a night of great entertainment in one of Athlone's most welcoming local watering holes.
A five person delegation from the HSE West’s regional health forum will meet the Minister for Health in Dublin at the end of the month.