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Councillors supportive of helping MADRA reduce the number of dogs being put down in the city

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An appeal by Galway based dog rescue and adoption group MADRA for €10,000 in funding from Galway City Council has got a positive reaction from councillors. The local authority is also to investigate the possibility of giving further financial aid to the organisation in the years ahead.

Rates waiver suggested for Knock Airport

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A Mayo county councillor has suggested the local authority could waive the rates paid by Ireland West Airport Knock for a period of five years to further support the airport.

Ballinrobe launches ambitious plan for €1.5 m town hall

A dedicated voluntary committee in Ballinrobe has launched an ambitious new plan to develop a €1.5 million state-of-the-art town hall facility for the town, complete with a 408-seat auditorium.

Mayo men called for escort duty at Rose festival

Maria Walsh, the Rose of Tralee, has challenged young men from her home county of Mayo to see if they have what it takes to be a Rose escort at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival from August 14 to 18.

‘Medicine for the mind’ promoted across Mayo libraries

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The potential benefits of using self-help books to address a number of common psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and binge eating, are being promoted through a library book scheme.

Criminalising purchase of sex is only deterrent says Mayo councillor

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A Mayo county councillor has welcomed the Government’s move towards criminalising the purchase of sex.

Chairman regrets statement said interview committee met with executive

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Thursday nights meeting of the Mayo county board saw Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes ratified as the new Mayo senior management team for a three year term. The pair were given the unanimous support of the club delegates at the meeting when the proposal was put before them.

Liam Lyons collection made available to people of Mayo

A collection of more than 50,000 images will be donated to the county of Mayo this weekend. Internationally acclaimed photographer Liam Lyons will make his collection available to the people of Mayo, a collection that documents the public and private events that occurred in Mayo over the second half of the 20th century.

Captain’s and President’s prizes take centre stage

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Duffy joins back up with Mayo

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Mayo manager James Horan has thrown a wildcard into the mix this week, with the news that former Ireland and Connacht rugby player Gavin Duffy has joined up with the Mayo senior football squad. Duffy who was a Mayo minor star on the team that lost the 1999 All Ireland minor final was recently released by Connacht after his second stint with the province where he played 173 games scoring 83 points. His period at Connacht was interrupted by a spell in England with Harlequins from 2003 to 2006 where he played 110 times and won the Challenger Cup in 2004 scoring a try in their final win over AS Montferrand. Duffy played ten times for Ireland over his rugby career scoring 18 points, getting his first try in his second cap against Scotland in the 2005 six nations. He was also part of Eddie O’Sullivan’s squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

 

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