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Support for IT development in local communities

Mayo County Council and the Mayo County Development Board have received three grants from the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources under the BenefIT scheme. This funding will allow for the further roll-out of supports to communities to provide technology training and equipment.

Amalgamation sees Fianna Fáil establish new cumann in Castlebar

The Fianna Fáil party in Castlebar saw the establishment of a new cumann in the town this week. On Monday evening a new Castlebar Fianna Fáil cumann was established when the Mícheál Ó Moráin and the Johnny Jordan cumainn amalgamated at a meeting in the Welcome Inn Hotel. But the amalgamation still leaves the Castlebar town cumann as a separate entity.

Curioser and curioser

AT A time when our public servants are coming under the microscope it is perhaps appropriate to remember the important contribution the majority of them make to the fabric of Irish life.


Fine Gael’s high hopes of Castlebar dominance

Fine Gael selects ticket for Castlebar electoral area

Fine Gael has selected a four man ticket to contest the seven seats in the newly expanded Castlebar electoral area in the Mayo County Council elections this June. The incumbent councillors Henry Kenny and Cyril Burke will be joined on the ticket by Castlebar Town Councillor Eugene McCormack and Mayor Kevin Guthrie.

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Never one to shy away from a controversy or pushing for what he believed was right, Frank Durcan threw his hat back in the local political ring last week, putting himself forward for both Castlebar Town Council and Mayo County Council elections. Durcan, who stepped away from politics five years ago, is eager to get back into the to and fro of the political game and believes that politics in the county needs a serious shake up. “The country is going down the tubes, the system has been ripped off by our politicians and our bankers. In Mayo county council there are no two parties, there has been no opposition for the past five years. It's a cosy cartel, while they drew close on €1 million a year in expenses between them, which are legally entitled to them. But it’s immoral for the amount of work they do, unless you get honesty back into politics in this country it's going to only get worse and worse.”

Residents claim Travellers are running riot in Castlebar estate

Residents in an estate in Castlebar are living in a constant state of fear and terror due to the behaviour of Traveller families residing there. But no one knows who is housing the trouble makers. The HSE has denied it is housing them and the chair of Mayo County Council’s housing SPC said the council wouldn’t house four or five Traveller families in one private estate, so the finger points at absentee landlords and developers who are otherwise finding it difficult to rent houses.

Kiltimagh based asylum seekers complete driver theory test

In trying economic times when financial constraints prevent many projects from getting off the ground, it is refreshing to see how some groups are refusing to sit back and accept that there is nothing they can do.

Feeney selected to run for Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil has confirmed the selection of Mickey Feeney on the party ticket to contest the Mayo County Council election in June.

Minister Ó Cuív to launch Blackie Gavin election campaign

Fianna Fáil Minister Eamon Ó Cuív will be in Castlebar tonight (Friday evening April 17) to officially launch the election campaign of Mayo County Council and Castlebar Town Council election candidate Blackie Gavin. Cllr Gavin is contesting the Mayo County Council elections for the first time this year, having served on Castlebar Town Council since 1994.


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