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Undercover Áras Attracta probe for Tuesday broadcast

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A top inspector, who previously worked on the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse in Ireland in the early 2000s, is to head up the review of services at Áras Attracta in Swinford.

‘This Mayo side have a real professional set up right now’

In recent decades there have been a number of inter-county teams that have made real eye catching progress. Dublin, Tyrone, Armagh, Kerry and Cork are the obvious selection in this regard and they, more than most, have brought a new dimension to the whole area of team sacrifice and all year round physical preparation. In fairness, Mayo football has also moved up a gear or two and if nothing else we are a team that few will ever take for granted. But I get the impression that we are just about hanging on to the coat tails of the top three or four teams in the country right now. On the evidence of the matches I have witnessed so far this year, I need some convincing from Sundays encounter with Leitrim that we deserve to be talked about in the same breath as Dublin, Cork and, believe it or not, Donegal. I watched the Ulster champions play Derry last Saturday and those of you who saw Derry’s inept performance will agree that they (Derry) are a team in serious decline. But it was the performance of Donegal that was the main talking point of the encounter. They played a terrific brand of open flowing football that suggests they have stepped up a level from last year. It should be a fascinating Ulster semi-final between themselves and Tyrone in a week’s time. But I am digressing!

Councillor criticises “go-slow” developer for untrimmed estates

A local councillor has criticised the reluctance of a housing estate developer in Mullingar to attend to a recently issued enforcement order to maintain the green areas in the Ardleigh and Ardilaun estates as agreed.

 

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