Lionbridge staff sell conscious fashion for good cause

Christmas shopper
By Ciaran Boland If you’re shopping in Ballina today then do a little good with your spending by visiting the conscious fashion pop-up shop in the former ShoeZone premises on O’Rahilly St. This novel initiative has been put in place...

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Orange wind warning for Mayo ahead of Storm Atiyah

Wind gusts of up to 130 km per hour are heading for Mayo and the west coast on Sunday as Storm Atiyah blows in from the Atlantic. Mayo, along with all western counties, will see a Status Orange warning in...

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Johnny Marr and Dermot Kennedy to headline new Westport festival

A new festival will come to Westport for the June bank holiday weekend next year, with Dermot Kennedy and Johnny...

Friday, 06/12/19 - 12:08pm Read More

Questions raised over ‘barbaric’ hedge cutting

Local environmentalists have raised concerns over the “unnecessary destruction” of roadside hedgerows and trees throughout the county. Sinéad Moran, a...

Thursday, 05/12/19 - 3:14pm Read More

Investigation launched after patient falls from Mayo University Hospital window

Security issues have been raised following an incident at Mayo University Hospital after a patient exited a window and fell...

Thursday, 05/12/19 - 1:00pm Read More

Couple charged €7,000 for removal of eir poles

eir logo
By Marian Duggan A Knockmore couple is being charged almost €7,000 to move three Eir poles located on a site...

Wednesday, 04/12/19 - 2:04pm Read More

Work begins on Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina

Model of Mary Robinson Centre
Mayo County Council has confirmed that construction of the Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina will commence on December 5. The...

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Mayo GAA magazine flying off the shelves

It’s been an extraordinary decade for Mayo GAA and the many highs (and a few lows!) have been captured by the Western People in a wonderful new magazine that...

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Holidays are coming – and so is the Coca Cola Christmas truck!

Coca Cola Christmas truck
The iconic Coca Cola Christmas truck will be in Ballina’s Military Barracks from 2-8pm tomorrow and the town is braced...

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Mayo on Ice nearly cancelled due to ‘mad’ insurance costs

While Mayo on Ice has been a major success for Castlebar over the last three years, the winter rink almost...

Tuesday, 03/12/19 - 12:44pm Read More

‘Alarming’ statistics reveal the isolation of Mayo residents from services

The majority of Mayo residents live between 20 and 50km away from an adult emergency hospital, well above the State...

Tuesday, 03/12/19 - 10:18am Read More

Ballina cranks up Christmas cheer

Santa and Mrs Claus switch on the Christmas lights in Ballina.
By Orla Hearns Christmas was kicked off in Ballina on November 24 last by Santa and Mrs Claus themselves and throngs of excited...

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It’s a case of back to the future for N17’s ‘new’ route

N17 scheme brochure
by Marian Duggan A route identified some 20 years ago as the preferred option for an upgrade of the N17 is expected...

Monday, 02/12/19 - 9:52pm Read More

Council raises rates by four per cent

Mayo Co Council logo
By Majella Loftus Members of Mayo County Council this afternoon struck a rate increase of four per cent for the coming...

Monday, 02/12/19 - 8:59pm Read More

Western People Mayo Sports Star Awards nomination deadline extended to this Friday

The deadline for nominations for the 50th annual Western People Mayo Sports Stars Awards has been extended to this Friday,...

Monday, 02/12/19 - 10:50am Read More

Mayo pilot project to curb domestic abuse

Mayo gardai at the Safe Ireland conference
By Majella Loftus A new initiative to make Mayo the safest county in terms of domestic abuse has been launched....

Monday, 02/12/19 - 10:46am Read More

Depopulation at crisis point in west Sligo

By Orla Hearns Five west Sligo senior soccer teams have disbanded in the last four years due to the impacts of rural depopulation, a local councillor...

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Six questioned in Mayo on suspicion of paying for sex

By Keith Bourke Six people in Mayo were questioned on suspicion of paying money for sex as part of a nationwide Garda intelligence operation. Twenty-three people across the country were identified as part of Operation Quest....

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Chamber choir debuts new director at Christmas concert

Mayo Chamber Choir
Mayo Chamber Choir will make its first public performance under the leadership of new musical director, Felicity McElroy, when it stages its annual and much-loved Sing...

Wednesday, 27/11/19 - 1:36pm Read More

Man injured in Castlebar assault

A man in his 20s received minor injuries following an assault in Castlebar today. It is understood that the victim...

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