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Former county secretary and waste companies found not guilty of anti-competition charges

A former county secretary of Mayo County Council along with three waste companies have been found not guilty of sharing markets and customers in 2005 under the Competition Act.

Off the ball incidents sully our games

News filtered through to Pearse Stadium in Galway early last Sunday evening that Mayo’s midfielder Ronan McGarrity had suffered a nasty broken jaw in a high profile club game between Crossmolina and Ballina. Initial reports suggested that it was an accidental clash of heads, however that canard was quickly rejected for a more plausible and yet much more disappointing scéal that he had been struck off the ball.Too often in the GAA we hear of broken jaws and on far too many occasions it is a raised fist or a deliberately flailing elbow that does the damage.

Off the ball incidents sully our games

News filtered through to Pearse Stadium in Galway early last Sunday evening that Mayo’s midfielder Ronan McGarrity had suffered a nasty broken jaw in a high profile club game between Crossmolina and Ballina.

Tommy Tiernan to tour Mayo

Shakespeare once wrote, “All the world’s a stage and all its men and women are merely players”, well this September the mighty county of Mayo will be the stage for the peerless Tommy Tiernan as the multi-award winning comic embarks on his ‘World Tour of Mayo 09'.

Community groups to be formed to tackle anti-social behaviour

A Mayo county councillor has called on the judicial system to review its practice of approving free legal aid to drug dealers, often caught with drugs to the value of €10,000 and over.

County manager urges councillors to take up polluter pays as a political issue

Mayo county manager Des Mahon has urged the elected members of the Mayo County Council to take up the polluter pays principle as a political issue as the council tries to plan its investment programme for the next year. Mr Paddy Mahon, director of services for water, gave the elected members the list of programmes the council has earmarked as priorities for the council over the coming year. While each project listed is a priority, the big issue was the local contribution that had to be made towards the scheme under the polluter pays principle.

Hollymount Eircom exchange will not be upgraded, but broadband on the way

A south Mayo county councillor has received confirmation that Eircom will not be upgrading the local Hollymount exchange, but that Hollymount will now come under the National Broadband Scheme. This means that the Government and the mobile network 3 will now be including the area in its rollout of broadband wireless technology in 2010.

Mayo county councillors racked up more than €800K in six months

Figures released by Mayo County Council under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed that Mayo county councillors were paid out €836,212 from January to the end of June 2009, all relating to the six months pre-election. Independent Castlebar Councillor Frank Durcan who sought this information said that these figures are “immoral in the times that are in it”.

Our troubles pale in comparison to Haiti disaster

It is sick to think that during a time of such tragedy that people would even dream of setting up bogus collections in the name of the devastated people of Haiti.

Our troubles fade in comparison to Haiti disaster

It is sick to think that during a time of such tragedy that people would even dream of setting up bogus collections in the name of the devastated people of Haiti.

 

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