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Summer series comes to an end

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The final race of Mayo AC’s five Summer 5ks took place at Ballinrobe on Tuesday evening (June 18). It brought the curtain down on a successful and enjoyable 10th annual series.

Mid-race collision ends Galway's Greene first senior European debut

Cillin Greene of Galway City Harriers endured a heartbreaking initiation on the European senior stage at the recent indoor championships in Glasgow.

Nine teams left in race for Tom Callanan Cup

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Nine teams still remain in the race for the Tom Callanan Cup following a dramatic weekend’s action in the preliminary quarter-finals.

Fulacht Fia Chairde marks another successful year for Ghaillimh le Gaeilge

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The sun made a welcome return to Fulacht Fia Chairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge as Cairde and Stiúrthóirí enjoyed a wonderful evening of music and food wn The Galmont, Bóthar Loch an tSáile, Gaillimh. The Fulacht Fia was kindly sponsored by Cairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge: Joyce’s Supermarkets, Stewart Construction and Sweeney Oil. Míle buíochas dóibh ar fad.

Conway-Walsh to host public meeting on Mayo’s Healthcare Crisis in Castlebar

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Sinn Féin’s Dáil Spokesperson on Finance, Pearse Doherty TD, will address a public meeting organised by Mayo General Election candidate Cllr Rose Conway-Walsh that will take place in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar next Thursday, November 12 at 7.00pm. The event, entitled “Building a Public Health System that delivers for the West” will feature a talk from Dr David Hickey, a transplant surgeon who served as the Director of the National Kidney and Transplant Programme, on the topic of “building a coalition to fight for a national health system in Ireland”. Cllr Conway-Walsh will speak about the realities for the people of Mayo of the healthcare crisis such as MRI Waiting lists, delays in processing medical cards and broken promises on Rheumatology Services in the county while Pearse Doherty TD will outline Sinn Féin’s alternative for our national healthcare system.

Bohola teacher leading the charge for pancreas surgeon

The lack of a surgeon who is capable of carrying out a pancreas transplant in the State, since the retirement of Dr David Hickey last Christmas, is putting the lives of a large number of people at risk. This week 32-year-old Rachel O'Hora (who needs both a kidney and pancreas transplant) from Bohola outlined the difficulties faced patients like her who are in need of a pancreas transplant. Ms O'Hora, who is a teacher based in Dublin, was speaking at an information event in Kiltimagh which called on people to get involved and sign a petition and show their support for the immediate hiring of a pancreas surgeon.

 

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