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Chambers returns to the national scene after Seanad victory

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Fianna Fail's Lisa Chambers was one of the most high profile causalities in February's general election - when the parties Brexit spokesperson lost the seat she had held in Mayo since 2016.

Strong field of Mayo candidates looking for Seanad seats

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A number of high profile Mayo candidates have been put forward to contest the upcoming elections for the 26th Seanad.

O'Mahony rules himself out of European and future elections

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Fine Gael Senator and former TD John O'Mahony has ruled himself out of the upcoming European elections taking place in May and in any future election.

Recruitment campaign for head of GMIT Mayo campus will begin in coming weeks — Burke

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Fine Gael senator Paddy Burke has outlined a number of developments in building a sustainable future for the Castlebar campus of GMIT.

GMIT report due to be released before Christmas

The long-awaited report from the GMIT working group on the Mayo campus is to be published in the coming days.

Castlebar Golf Club wins All Ireland Jimmy Bruen

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Castlebar Golf Club is the All Ireland Jimmy Bruen champion after a thrilling 3-2 win over Ulster Champions Warrenpoint on Saturday at Carton House. The Mayo club captained by John Kelly came through their semifinal on Friday in dramatic fashion with Tom Moylett and Mark Corrigan securing the 3-2 win with a birdie on the 19th hole play off against Munster Champions Ballykisteen.

The 'Enda' of an era for Kenny

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The months of speculation finally came to an end on Wednesday evening when Enda Kenny announced his decision to step down as leader of Fine Gael — the party he has led for just short of 15 years. Mr Kenny will be stepping down as Taoiseach, once a new Fine Gael party leader is elected by the party and a new Taoiseach is elected by the Dáil.

Future of GMIT campus comes back into the limelight again

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The future of GMIT's Castlebar campus has taken another twist this week as concerns for the future of the campus intensified. Fine Gael senator Michelle Mulherin said that she had been informed that a number of staff and students at the Castlebar campus had been asked to move to the Galway campus, saying: “I am very concerned that between 12 and 15 staff, at GMIT Castlebar have been asked via their union to transfer voluntarily to Galway within three to four weeks. Should they refuse, they will be added to the redeployment panel, and may be asked to transfer to any location within the higher education sector.

Senator alleges GMIT Castlebar applicants are being told to go to Galway

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A Mayo based senator has alleged this week in the Seanad that potential students who inquire about courses in the GMIT campus in Castlebar are being steered towards the Galway campus if a similar course is on offer there and that the Mayo campus is being "bullied" by its overseeing campus. Fine Gael senator Paddy Burke raised the issue of the future of the Castlebar campus of the institute with the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, in the upper house of the Oireachtas as fears for the future of the facility in Castlebar have intesified recently. Those fears were further increased late last week when the head of the Mayo campus Dr Deirdre Garvey stepped down from her position.

Burke calls for action on hedge cutting rules

Senator Paddy Burke is urging Minister Heather Humphreys to progress hedge-cutting legislation, which will bring forward the cutting start date to August, in order to make rural roads safer.

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