Rose Conway-Walsh is Sinn Féin's election candidate

Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Sinn Féin Councillor Rose Conway-Walsh has been selected to represent the party in Mayo in the next General Election. 

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Kenny brings it all back home

Fri, Feb 27, 2015

This week marked the fourth anniversary of the 2011 General Election and Enda Kenny’s rise to the Taoiseach’s office. Last weekend Mr Kenny brought it all back home with the Fine Gael National Convention taking place in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar. The convention brought in the region of 2,000 Fine Gael delegates to the town for the weekend and gave a nice economic boost to the town.

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Protest organised for Fine Gael convention in Castlebar

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

A amalgamation of a number of anti-austerity groups have planned a protest in Castlebar to coincide with the Fine Gael national convention taking place in the town next weekend.

The senior Government party is holding its national convention in The Royal Theatre, Castlebar, next Friday February 20 and Saturday February 21, and a number of groups including Right2Water, People Before Profit Alliance, and Mayo Says No have organised a protest march to the convention. The protest will get under way on Saturday February 21 at 12.30pm in Market Square, Castlebar, and will march through the town to the Royal Theatre, where the convention is taking place.

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Rose Conway-Walsh appointed to EU committee

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Belmullet-based county councillor Rose Conway-Walsh has been appointed to a special committee to represent local and regional authorities in the European Union.

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Criminalising purchase of sex is only deterrent says Mayo councillor

Fri, Nov 28, 2014

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

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New councillors cry foul over lack of allocations

Fri, Nov 28, 2014

Two of the newly elected members of Mayo County Council cried foul this week over the fact that they have had no Notice of Motion allocation to spend for their first six months as councillors.

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Lisa gets election green light

Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Fianna Fáil members in Castlebar say they are confident the party can win back a Dáil seat in the county town.

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Sinn Féin councillors hit out at ‘politically motivated’ campaign

Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Two Mayo Sinn Féin representatives have hit out this week at what they described as a calculated campaign to use an alleged sexual abuse victim as a political pawn to stop the rise of their party.

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Deputy Mulherin rejects claim Taoiseach should have promoted more women

Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Mayo Fine Gael deputy Michelle Mulherin has played down any suggestion that the Taoiseach should have elevated at least one woman from the backbenches to a junior ministerial role.

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Thu, May 22, 2014

It’s 3 pm on a Tuesday afternoon and with just three days to go to the local elections The Mayo Advertiser is out on the hustings with Cllr Jarlath Munnelly.

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Wild West shoot-out expected in West Mayo

Fri, May 16, 2014

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.

Of the current eight sitting councillors, five are running again; the Fine Gael trio of Johnny O’Malley, Gerry Coyle, and Austin Francis O’Malley, Sinn Fe?in’s Rose Conway-Walsh, and independent Michael Holmes. The three stepping aside are Fine Gael’s Peter Flynn, and Fianna Fa?il duo Margaret Adams and Miche?al McNamara. The five sitting councillors are joined by 12 more candidates looking for the nod, with Fianna Fa?il running six more: current Westport town councillor Brendan Mulroy, Joan Geraghty, Tommy Joe Jennings, Paul McNamara, Sean Carey and Frank Leneghan. Fine Gael have Westport Town Councillor Teresa McGuire and Breege Grealis also on their ticket, while Green Party candidate Caroline Fitzgerald along with independents Christy Hyland (a current Westport town councillor and a former Fine Gael member), Joe Lavelle and Michael O’Donnell complete the ballot paper.

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On the canvass with.... Joan Geraghty (Fianna Fáil)

Fri, May 16, 2014

The sun was shining on the streets of Westport on Tuesday evening, when the Mayo Advertiser met up with one of the new faces trying to make her mark on the door steps and get a seat on Mayo County Council for the first time. Joan Geraghty is well known to the readers of this paper, having worked here as the acting editor of the paper in recent years and previously worked as a journalist for a number of years in The Mayo News. Her experience in seeing how the council works at close quarters over those years is one of the reasons that she decided to put herself forward for election for the first time.

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