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Chambers takes a seat to leave it two seats each for the big two

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What happened in Mayo didn’t buck the national trend, but the strength of the two major parties saw them hold on to all the seats in the county. The challenge of Sinn Féin’s Rose Conway Walsh faded away from early on Saturday morning the real action was on the battle between Lisa Chambers and Michelle Mulherin for the final seat.

Looking for your number one to make an impression

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Big battle for the last seat expected over the weekend

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By the time the votes are all counted on Saturday and the people's verdict read out Mayo will be returning four deputies to the 32nd Dáil, one fewer than five years ago and two fewer than the county returned 24 years ago when the 27th Dáil was elected. From 1997 on Mayo was reduced to a single constituency as the old Mayo West and Mayo East constituencies were merged, and from 2016 on a large swathe of south Mayo has been subsumed into Galway West. With it in the region of 7,000 votes have gone south of the border and with them sitting Mayo TD John O'Mahony who is looking to take a seat in a battle royale that many observers expect to go on long into Sunday and maybe later before the final shake-out in that particular battle is decided.

Polling day has finally come

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Today's the day when the people of Mayo get their chance to have their say on the future direction of representation of the county in the Dáil. This is the time when you get to express your democratic right and have a say on who you think is best to represent the county's interests on a local, national, and international level.

Making your mind up time

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A total of 92,315 people are eligible to go to the polls today in Mayo with 200 having already voted on the islands yesterday, where there were 121 eligible voters on Clare Island, 29 qualified voters on Inishbiggle and 50 registered voters on Inishturk. The 92,315 eligible voters in Mayo represents a drop of 8,645 from the 2011 General Election, with the majority of those votes in the south Mayo region now being cast in the Galway West - South Mayo constituency. The number of eligible voters does not include postal voters or special voters. The figures were released by returning officer Fintan Murphy on Wednesday afternoon, and he will be the man who will be running the show in the count centre in Castlebar on Saturday when the boxes are opened at 9am.

Mayo post offices and jobs secure — Mulherin

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Fine Gael candidate in Mayo, Michelle Mulherin TD, has received confirmation from An Post that there will be no closure of post offices in Swinford, Charlestown, and Kiltimagh, arising out of changes proposed in the arrangements for mail sorting.

Mulherin welcomes Crossmolina company's plan to create fifty new jobs

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Fine Gael candidate in Mayo, Michelle Mulherin TD, has welcomed the news that Crossmolina-based company Churchfield Home Services is to create a further 50 jobs in the town. "Churchfield Home Services employs 10 people in Crossmolina and is involved in the home and business retrofit market in Ireland in partnership with regional retrofit installers. The company’s home improvement services include everything from home insulation, electrical, heating, windows and doors, flat roofing, and guttering services. This is a hugely innovative company that I have been glad to support. Its managing director, Noel Rowland, has been nominated for an Irish Construction Award in the Innovation in Construction category. With State supports, Noel Rowland has created 10 jobs in Crossmolina and with continued support he plans to create a further 50 jobs in the short term," said Mulherin.

Sweet sixteen looking for your number one

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The nomination process closed for the upcoming general election yesterday at noon and there are 16 people putting themselves forward looking for your number one vote on Friday, February 26 when you go to the polling station. In total there are nine political party candidates, three Fine Gael, two Fianna Fail and one each from Sinn Fein, Renua, Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit and the Green Party along with seven independent candidates on the ballot paper.

Taoiseach hands in nomination papers

Shortly after 9am this morning, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny handed in his nomination papers to contest the upcoming general election. The Taoiseach was joined by his party colleagues Minister of State, Michael Ring TD and Michelle Mulherin TD who also submitted their nomination papers for the election. 

New fire station for Crossmolina — Mulherin

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Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed confirmation that Crossmolina is to get a new fire station. "I have been pursuing the issue since my election with former minister Hogan and current minister Alan Kelly. Former councillor Eddie Staunton had brought it to my attention and I visited the premises and met with the fire fighters to see for myself," said Deputy Mulherin this week.

 

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