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Tributes paid to 'gentleman' Sean Calleary

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Tributes were paid earlier this week to the late TD for Mayo East and former minister, Ballina based Sean Calleary, who died last weekend.

Tributes paid to late Sean Calleary

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Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD has said that Ireland has lost one of its greatest public servants with the passing of former TD and Minister, Seán Calleary.

Cuddy calls for weekend opening of Rinville Park toilets

Public toilets at Rinville Park, Oranmore, must be opened at weekends to facilitate the large number of visitors during this time, according to Independent county councillor. Jim Cuddy.

Councillor calls for urgent meeting after stray horse incident

A collision between a stray horse and a motor vehicle on the N84 Headford Road on Monday morning has led to calls for an emergency special meeting of the Athenry-Oranmore Municipal District Council.

County councillor Gabe Cronneely resigns from Sinn Féin

Following the shock resignation of Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh from Sinn Féin late last week, a second elected representative, county councillor Gabe Cronnelly, has resigned from the party as well.

Mayo through Jack Leonard’s lense

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'The Men of the West', that iconic photograph of Michael Kilroy's flying column taken with only the aid of natural light on the southern slopes of Nephin at 11.45pm on the longest day of the year in 1921, is known to us all. It hangs in numerous Mayo pubs and homes and thanks to the quality of the conditions and the skill of the photographer, we can clearly see the resolute expressions of the young men, we know their names and know their stories. But what of the photographer himself? What of the man who captured this first ever photo of an IRA unit on active service in Ireland? Jack Leonard did not just happen upon Kilroy and his men that bright June night. He was no amateur photographer, and neither was he a bystander during his country's fight for freedom. With a keen sense of duty, Leonard used his talent to capture all aspects of Mayo life in the early twentieth century. Jack 'JJ' Leonard was born in 1882 in Crossmolina and as a young man he trained in journalism and photography in London. He returned to Ireland in 1906 to set up his photography business at a time when the country was in political flux. Emotions and anger remained after the Land War in Mayo, a period of civil unrest and violence in the late 1800s, and the methods of parliamentary nationalists were now being challenged by physical force republicans. 

Property tax could be set to rise in Galway after 2019

Giving local authorities sole discretion to set the property tax after 2019 will result in a hike in the tax, but conversely, will also "result in less funding" being provided from central coffers to fund local services.

Regional health forum elects its first woman chairperson

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A Fianna Fail county councillor from Headford has become the first woman chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum.

'I'd have the gun', says councillor over Hardy Bucks graveyard filming

The fallout from the controversy over the filming of part of the new season of the Hardy Bucks TV show in Toomore graveyard continued this week, with one county councillor saying that he'd have shot at them if it had been done in his area, and another saying that he would have physically prevented them filming if he was in the area at the time.

Mayo through Jack Leonard’s lens

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'The Men of the West', that iconic photograph of Michael Kilroy's flying column taken with only the aid of natural light on the southern slopes of Nephin at 11.45pm on the longest day of the year in 1921, is known to us all. It hangs in numerous Mayo pubs and homes and thanks to the quality of the conditions and the skill of the photographer, we can clearly see the resolute expressions of the young men, we know their names and know their stories. But what of the photographer himself? What of the man who captured this first ever photo of an IRA unit on active service in Ireland? Jack Leonard did not just happen upon Kilroy and his men that bright June night. He was no amateur photographer, and neither was he a bystander during his country's fight for freedom. With a keen sense of duty, Leonard used his talent to capture all aspects of Mayo life in the early twentieth century. Jack 'JJ' Leonard was born in 1882 in Crossmolina and as a young man he trained in journalism and photography in London. He returned to Ireland in 1906 to set up his photography business at a time when the country was in political flux. Emotions and anger remained after the Land War in Mayo, a period of civil unrest and violence in the late 1800s, and the methods of parliamentary nationalists were now being challenged by physical force republicans.

 

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