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

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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.

Wild West shoot-out expected in West Mayo

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.

Who is running in Elections 2014

Nominations for the Local Elections on May 23 closed on Saturday.

Four picked by Fianna Fáil for West Mayo constituency

Network Mayo hosts Get on the Ticket – an evening of politics from a female perspective

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Network Mayo is hosting an evening with Women for Election on Thursday, May 23, in Áras an Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar.

Four Mayo candidates to run for Fianna Fáil Ard Comhairle

Fianna Fáil members from across Co Mayo will travel to Dublin this weekend for the party’s largest annual gathering, the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis.

Fianna Fáil leader's Westport walkabout

During his whistlestop tour of Mayo last week, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin paid a visit to Westport on Thursday where he enjoyed a meet and greet with people in the town.

Westport’s Quay school has lost 50,000 in funding

The Quay school in Westport is down in funding by up to €50,000 a year as a result of education cuts, and this is a typical scenario in other small schools around the country, according to Westport Fianna Fáil cumann chairman, John Meaney, who is also principal of the Quay school.

Surfing fun for young and old with Surf Mayo

Young and old, families and friends, or individuals seeking one-on-one surfing tuition need look no further than Surf Mayo, based at Carrowniskey Strand in Louisburgh, where top class fun and tuition in surfing is now ongoing.

Savings for a rainy day may all be needed for health care

For some time now there have been complaints that Irish people are stockpiling too much money away in savings instead of spending and keeping the economy ticking over. Some ten years ago the story was an entirely different one when the government of the day introduced an unbeatable SSIA savings scheme, offering €1 on every €4 euro saved, up to a maximum contribution of €50 per month on every €250 saved. Despite demands for this 'free money' to be stopped by some public figures who wanted it siphoned off in the direction of social welfare, the scheme ran for five years, generating an attractive €20,000+ lump sum for those fortunates who could avail of the maximum top-up.


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