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Labour councillor Harry Barrett has hit out strongly against the interventions of Mayo Fine Gael Minister of State Michael Ring in asking for a Departmental examination of the decision of Castlebar Town Council and Mayo County Council to buy the Imperial Hotel, in Castlebar.
Mayo-native Bernard O’Hara, who is registrar of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is to retire from September 1.
Early on Friday August 18 1882, John Collins, a tenant farmer, having heard disturbances during the night coming from his neighbours’ house, the Joyces, went to check if all was well. He must have feared the worst because he brought with him two neighbours, Mary and Margaret O’Brien. They discovered an appalling sight. Even today, when our senses have been hardened by so many atrocities, it was a scene of savage murder that cried to heaven. No mercy was shown to this unfortunate family.
Mayo’s two government TDs were labelled a “disgrace” by county councillors at a meeting of the Claremorris electoral area committee this week over the farming cutbacks announced in Budget 2009.
The anger and violence that erupted against the Protestant Irish Church Missions and their schools and orphanages in western Connemara towards the end of the 19th century, makes for harrowing reading today.
For a country that is often highly conservative, Ireland has produced many important and influential socialist activists, thinkers, and politicians, and many of them have come from Galway.
If any reader thought that spirituality was a dying aspiration of the Irish people, they might recall the 20,000 or so who climbed Croagh Patrick on the last Sunday of July, or go to Knock, Co Mayo, on August 15, the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Assumed into Heaven, to see thousands of people, many in family groups, happily attending Mass, saying the Stations of the Cross, eating ice-cream and chips, thoroughly enjoying the day out.