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Mayo's first dementia cafe to open in Belmullet

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Sonas Ti Aire Nursing Home will be launching Belmullet's first dementia cafe on Monday, March 26, from 2-4pm.

Ardnaree Post Office to be offered a new contract

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Politicians across the political divide in north Mayo have welcomed the news this week that Ardnaree Post Office will be kept open following the retirement of the postmaster.

Local property tax has failed to deliver its promises for Mayo, says Conway-Walsh

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Responding to the announcement of a review of the local property tax, Sinn Féin Mayo senator and finance committee member Rose Conway Walsh criticised the failure of the tax to deliver any real improvements to services in Mayo and rural Ireland.

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald to visit Mayo

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Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald will attend a number of events in Mayo with her party colleagues Senator Rose Conway Walsh and local councillors tomorrow, October 7, to discuss Sinn Féin’s alternative Budget 2018 proposals.

1916 belongs to every Mayo town and village

The nationalist Irish Volunteers were established in November 1913 as a response to the formation of the unionist Ulster Volunteers in 1912. Members of the Provisional Committee of the Irish Volunteers selected areas around the country which they would visit with the aim of setting up Volunteer companies. Committee member Colonel Maurice Moore of Moorehall in Carnacon outside Castlebar chose to return to his home county to organise and mentor the men of Mayo. Moore had military experience since the 1870s with the Connaught Rangers and was well respected by both traditions.

More than €12k paid in expenses for councillors to attend two events

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A total of €12,228.26 was paid in expenses by Mayo County Council to elected members to attend just two events last year. When it came to expenses for conferences, training and meetings in Ireland, a total of €72,438.85 was paid out to the members for 2016 who, according to the figures released, attended 201 conferences and training events between them, working out at an average of €360 per claim.

A digital twist to the west of Ireland’s latest tourist attraction

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Last week the Achill Experience added a digital dimension to its cultural and historical attractions with the release of the Offline Tourist Tablet. Gerry Quinn, president of the Mayo Cleveland Association, who officially launched the Offline Tourist Tablet, said he “could not believe the transformation in the space of a year” and that he believes the plans for the future of the Achill Experience are “phenomenal."

Mayo to lose out on almost €700k in rates

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor O’Clochartaigh has said this week that Mayo County Council will be out pocket by a tune of €691,776 this year because of a national agreement on rates recalculations.

Whelan co-opted to the council

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The number of elected members of Mayo County Council went back up to 30 this week after the co-option of Sinn Fein's Teresa Whelan to the council to replace Senator Rose Conway Walsh. This was the second co-option to the council after this year Oireachtas elections, following the co-option of Cllr Martin McLoughlin to replace Fianna Fáil's Dep Lisa Chambers in the Spring.

McDonnell becomes county's first citizen

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Fianna Fáil councillor Al McDonnell was elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months on Monday morning this week at the council's annual general meeting. This is the second time that Cllr McDonnell has been elected as Cathoirleach, having previously worn the chain of office in 1998. The Ballyglass based councillor first became a councillor in 1987 when he replaced former minister and European commissioner Padráig Flynn on the council, and he has been elected to the council in each of the subsequent local elections since.

 

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