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Erris woman dies in Turkish resort fall

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A young north Mayo woman has fallen to her death in the Turkish holiday resort of Kusadasi.

Parish not told Fahy's Lourdes 'donation' was a penalty

A parish priest and his parishioners thanked a county councillor at Sunday Mass for a €3,000 contribution he made to their Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund, unaware that the money was part of a penalty imposed over allegations of fraud and false accounting.

Big spenders and ‘Frugal Four’ noticeable in county councillor’s expenses

The earnings, allowances, and expenses of the 30 councillors in Galway County Council rose by €118,429 between 2006 and 2007, with three councillors earning more than €50,000 for the 12 month period.

One-stop recreational centres proposed for Mayo towns

A proposal by Sinn Fein County Councillor Gerry Murray that all the key towns in Mayo should have a one-stop recreational centre is currently been rolled out by Mayo County Council via the county’s local area plans, according to the Charlestown representative.

Leader appointment for Cathaoirleach

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Councillor Joe Mellett has been nominated to represent Mayo County Enterprise Board as a director of the new North East Mayo Leader Company.

Flynn calls for local unity

“I really do miss the council, it was a great grounding and base for someone in politics and I learned a lot there. It’s the coal face of politics in Ireland, the saying is that all politics is local in Ireland and at that level it’s as local as you can get.” Up until the dual mandate was eliminated it wasn’t a rare site to see TDs also being county councillors and Deputy Beverley Flynn was no different. After being co-opted on to Mayo County Council in 1996 and then elected in 1994 the Castlebar based-TD knows what it’s like to be on the ground level in local politics.

Journey times cut as €434m road is opened

A new 40 kilometre stretch of motorway, which is set to knock twenty minutes off journey times between Dublin and Cork, opened on Monday.

O’Malley memorial not for moving - Murray

Sinn Fein County Councillor Gerry Murray has said that the Ernie O’Malley memorial on the Mall in Castlebar should not be moved from its present location.

Westport’s first lady of politics

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“When you’re a mother and you’re used to minding the kids at home and doing the sums there, it prepares you for doing the sums and the other kinds of work as a councillor.”

White admits there were ‘ghastly bits’ in budget

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Looking back, the year 2008 has been a year that most people will want to forget.


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