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The agricultural crisis of 1879, and growing civic unrest, prompted the Society of Friends in England to send James Hack Tuke to the west to inquire into conditions and to distribute relief. Tuke, the son of a well-to-do tea and coffee merchant family in York, England, published his observations in Irish Distress and its Remedies: A visit to Donegal and Connaught in the spring of 1880. In clear-cut language he highlighted the widespread distress and destitution at a time when the British government questioned the extent of the crisis.
Gardaí in Westport are investigating a single vehicle collision at Cartoon, Newport, Co Mayo which happened shortly before 1.30am on Saturday morning.
Thirty-two students have been awarded sports scholarships at NUI Galway this week, bringing the total number of students receiving sports scholarships at the university to 60.
A Newport man who was detected driving without insurance after he was stopped for driving without a seatbelt was disqualified from driving for two years this week in Castlebar District Court.
A 21-year-old Mayo woman, who became abusive at Galway Garda Station after being told it would be a two-hour wait before she would be able to see her arrested boyfriend, was fined €250 this week.
This fine modern residence is in good decorative order and has been well maintained throughout. It comprises four/five bedrooms, living room, kitchen/dining room, conservatory, utility, study, and two bathrooms. It also benefits from an integral garage with a lofted area and a workshop to the rear, ideal for a DIY enthusiast/tradesman. In addition, there is an open fronted fuel store off the utility room.
Two Mayo companies have scooped top accolades at the Good Food Ireland awards in the K Club in Straffan, Co Kildare.