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Candidates outline their intentions for Mayo General as voters take to the polls

Mayo General Hospital has always been used as a political pawn but its future is one which is of the utmost importance to the people of this county.

Campaigning has come a long way from standing on a barrel outside churches

This election will be like no other for a number of reasons. But one of the major reasons has been the explosion of social media since we last went to the ballot boxes in a general election in 2007. While Facebook is something that has become part of the social fabric of communication world wide, it was only in its infancy as a world-wide communication tool four years ago. But even Facebook has been usurped as a instant communication tool by the evolution of Twitter.

Consider carefully where your 2, 3, 4 preferences will go

It is seven days to polling day and seven days to a new era in our political landscape.

Ruairi Quinn TD to open Labour office in Castlebar today

Labours National Director of Elections and Education spokesperson, Ruairi Quinn TD is coming to Castlebar today (Monday) to open Dr Jerry Cowley's campaign office at Lower Chapel Street at 3.30pm.

VHI increases to be challenged on age discrimination grounds - Cowley

Labour General Election candidate Dr Jerry Cowley is calling on the Equality Authority to address what he has dubbed “the blatant discrimination” against older people by VHI who have raised their premium levels for older people.

RTÉ debate with Mayo candidates did not air due to broadband failure

Some of Mayo’s General Election candidates were left frustrated on Wednesday evening after a debate between them, due to be broadcast on RTÉ’s Radio 1 Drivetime show, didn’t make the airwaves.

Getting the number one preference essential for independents

With Mayo County Councillor, Michael Kilcoyne finally making his mind up to enter the race for the 31st Dáil this week the major parties were given another headache as they prepare for the election on February 25. Kilcoyne wasn’t the only independent to put his name in the hat this week with Ballina pair Martin Daly and Loretta Clarke joining what is fast becoming a congested field of candidates.

Marist Sisters to withdraw patronage of Charlestown school

The Marist Sisters, who have been involved in the community and in education in Charlestown for the past 70 years, have announced they are to withdraw their patronage of St Joseph’s Secondary School over the next three years.

Mayo business and enterprise needs support says Dr Jerry Cowley

Dr Jerry Cowley today outlined a number of initiatives set out in Labour’s policy programme that he believes will assist Mayo small businesses and enterprises. In a week where Údarás released figures which showed that in 2010 there was a net loss of 132 jobs in the Mayo Gaeltacht, and other major businesses are threatened by lack of credit, Dr Cowley has said it is time to look to Labour for solutions.

Where’s the real Enda hiding?

GUBU. Grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre, and unprecedented. That’s how a period of turmoil involving Charlie Haughey was defined in the 1980s. It does not come close to describing events since Christmas.


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