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Americana onstage in The Jester tonight

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Fans of Americana music looking for a good night of entertainment should take note of this one.

Americana band Midnight Union @ Monroe's

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THE MIDNIGHT Union Band will bring their Americana/folk sound to Monroe's Backstage Bar on Friday June 19 at 10pm for a free show as part of their tour to promote their new album, Of Life And Lesser Evils.

Gardaí concerned about man who smashed butcher’s windows

Judge Mary Devins is to decide today (Friday) what to do with a man who used a hammer to smash the windows of a Ballina butcher shop in the small hours of March 23 last, causing almost €4,000 worth of damage.

The Midnight Union Band @ Monroe’s Live

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THE MIDNIGHT Union Band come from Kilkenny, but it might as well be Kentucky with a sound steeped in Americana, folk, and roots music.

Wild West shoot-out expected in West Mayo

There’s no area in Mayo that can be easily called as to where the seats will be divided out in next week’s local elections, but the new West Mayo area is probably the hardest. The re-drawing of the boundaries last year has seen the old Westport and Belmullet areas thrown together into one giant swathe of land that stretches right from the northern tip of the county right down the west coast to the Galway border. Currently there are eight councillors sitting in the two areas and this time out there are only seven seats up for grabs in the new giant district.

Undergrounding power lines proposal not backed

A proposal to have all 400kv power lines undergrounded included in the new Mayo County Council development plan fell at a vote (12-10, with nine councillors absent for the vote ) at this week’s special meeting of the council to approve the new county development plan.

Bonfire drinking lands man before court

An Attymass man was brought before the court for being drunk near a bonfire at Bunree, Ballina.

Murrisk residents had been looking for protection for Bertra for years

Mayo County Council has estimated that it will cost €4.5 million to clean up and repair the damage caused to the county’s coastline by the recent storms. That money will repair and replace damaged public infrastructure along the seaboard, however it is feared that cost could be much more in time. Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Michéal McNamara said at Monday’s meeting of Mayo County Council: “Judging visually, by the coasts in Clare and Galway and the amount of money they are looking for, I think our estimates on the work required is a little bit low at €4.5 million. Going around Achill itself, I would have estimated to get the place back to normal again would be costing about €2 million.”

Flynn questions if the council is a debating society

“Is this a debating society or is it a council meeting?” was the question posed by Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn on Monday afternoon, after the council had spent almost an hour debating back and forth across the chamber on the issue of the recent jobs news in Castlebar. Flynn, who will not be running in next year’s local elections after he opted to step down after only one term, said: “We’ve been here for an hour and we haven’t made one mention of anything we can effect.”

Submissions on new waste management plan open until December

The public have until Thursday December 19 to make submissions on the new regional waste management plan that is being put together following the reconfiguration of the country into three different regions. Mayo is part of the Connacht Ulster region, and Mayo County Council has been appointed as the lead local authority for the region, with Kevin Swift about to be appointed to the role of co-ordinator for the region. He will be based from an office in Castlebar. At the October meting of the Environmental Policy and Agricultural Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council, the members of the committee were given a brief update on the progress of this plan.

 

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