Nominations open for Mayo Garda Youth Awards

Group at Mayo Garda Youth Awards launch
By Keith Bourke Garda Commissioner Drew Harris launched the second annual Mayo Garda Youth Awards on Friday. The Commissioner was at Breaffy House to launch the awards which showcase the positive contribution young people are making in their communities. The event has also proven successful in...

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West Mayo councillors reject proposed GMA cuts

A Westport councillor has accused Mayo County Council of ‘moving the goalposts’ over the ringfencing of parking charges for the Westport area. At a special budget meeting today (Monday), West Mayo Municipal District councillors rejected a proposed 50 per cent...

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Achill Islanders gather to learn about direct provision system

As a protest continued outside the Achill Head Hotel on Sunday, around 50 people gathered in Keel Hall, Achill Island,...

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Five Mayo projects qualify for BT Young Scientist Final

Five Mayo projects have qualified as finalists for the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The students will join...

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Family has spent eight years in Direct Provision limbo

When Agyueiwaa Owusu and her three children entered the direct provision centre in Ballyhaunis, she thought they would stay there...

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Book award shortlisting for aspiring Ballina astronaut

Ballina scientist astronaut candidate and author, Dr Norah Patten
The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 features Mayo native Norah Patten whose children’s book “Shooting for...

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Magnificent Nephin impresses in community calendar

The beauty of Nephin is showcased in a 2020 calendar which has been organised and designed by locals of Lahardane...

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Missing pensioner found “safe and well” died later in hospital

An elderly man who was found alive after he went missing for over 24 hours from his home in Lissadrone,...

Tuesday, 05/11/19 - 5:43pm Read More

Drive4Jenna Lip Sync raises €35k as campaign continues

A fundraising event brought in €35,000 from ticket sales, donations and sponsors to help purchase an adapted vehicle for an...

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Ballina’s Victoria House comes into State ownership

Artist's impression of what Victoria House will look like once redeveloped as the Mary Robinson Centre.
Ballina’s historic Victoria House was officially handed over to the State yesterday, Monday, November 4, for development as the Mary Robinson Centre...

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Remembering “Gaybo” in Mayo

Gay Byrne at the Moy Salmon Festival
News of the death of Irish broadcasting legend, Gay Byrne, has impacted nearly every soul in the country. A household...

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Sligo to commemorate Connaught Rangers Mutiny of 1920

The Connaught Rangers mutineers will be commemorated a century after they dropped their weapons and refused to obey British commanders...

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Mayo got 18 garda recruits since 2015; Dublin got 260

Garda Siochana title and logo
By Keith Bourke Mayo and Roscommon/Longford have received the lowest number of Garda recruits in the country over the past five years....

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A golden year to be a Sports Star

1998 sports stars
2019 is far from complete in a sporting sense yet already it has been illuminated by the deeds of some truly great Mayo...

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Number of Mayo primary schools has halved

Empty school corridor
By Keith Bourke The number of primary schools in Mayo has reduced by half over the past 50 years and the decline is forecast to continue. A new study...

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Where do we stand on trick or treat tourists?

Trick or treat toy and sweets.
By Orla Hearns Halloween has undergone a massive transformation in Ireland of late. With extravagant costumes and fully decorated homes,...

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Ballina awaits detail of new Tesco proposal

The current Tesco store at Market Road in Ballina.
By Orla Hearns The scale and extent of Tesco Ireland’s proposed upgrade to its Ballina supermarket are as yet unknown to local councillors and officials of Mayo Co...

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Actress Emily Blunt surprises young Ballina actors

Emily Blunt with Jack Cronin
By Orla Hearns The young members of the Kilmoremoy Kids Drama Group in Ballina were probably non too impressed when...

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Man charged in connection with cannabis seizure in Ballina

A man has been charged in connection with a seizure of suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of over...

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Locals urged to dream big for Moy Estuary’s development

A cable car crosses a lake.
The recent €241m allocation for the N5 Westport to Turlough road project has prompted a Ballina hotelier to call for...

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