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Fifteen go to post in Mayo

Edwin McGreal

Four late additions have swelled to 15 the number of candidates who will contest General Election 2020 in the Mayo constituency. The deadline for nominations closed at midday today, and Mayo Returning Officer Fintan Murphy has confirmed to The Mayo News that 15

2020-01-22 18:07
Flooding fears for Mayo

US report reveals specific areas under flooding threat by 2050

Edwin McGreal

Large parts of coastal Mayo will be under risk of flooding by 2050 according to a worrying report. Considerable parts of Erris, Achill, and north and west Mayo are at risk of being above the high tide

2020-01-21 14:49
MacBride protesters to bring issue to the next level

SHOWING THEIR SUPPORT  Pictured at the Octagon on Saturday last at the Save Our MacBride Home Services protest were, from left: Senator and general election candidate, Rose Conway Walsh, Cllr Brendan Mulroy; general election candidates Soairse McHugh (Green Party), Paul Lawless (Aontu), Lisa

2020-01-21 13:46
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Br Hugh McKinney

Br Hugh McKinney, late of Grove House, Vicar St, Tuam, Co Galway and formerly of the Christian Brothers Community, Newport Road, Westport, went to his eternal reward on December 14 in the gentle care of the staff of the Brampton Care Home, Oranmore, Co Galway. He was predeceased by his parents

2020-01-22 17:04
Peader Kilroy

The death took place of Peadar Kilroy at his residence at Carrabawn, Newport on November 15, 2019 just a couple of weeks shy of his 100th Birthday. Peadar was born on December 12, 1919 to Michael and his wife Nan (née Leonard). He was one of 8 children and lived his life in Newport. He went to

2020-01-22 16:01
Design for independence

Interior designer Debbie Rooney has just finished three apartments in Kiltimagh for people with intellectual disabilities

Interview Ger Flanagan

TWENTY years ago Debbie Rooney and her husband, Mark, left their good jobs in Leinster House to follow their heart and move to the

2020-01-21 17:58
Mayo’s new season starts against familiar old foes

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL Mayo’s Chris Barrett and Eoin O’Donoghue tussle with Donegal’s Michael Murphy during the All-Ireland SFC ‘Super 8s’ game in Castlebar last August. Pic: Sportsfile Preview Mike Finnerty FOR the first time in 18 years the Mayo footballers are beginning a

2020-01-21 16:55
Moffatt outlines his 2020 vision

MAKING PLANS Mayo GAA Board chairman Liam Moffatt is pictured at the County Convention in December. Pic: Michael McLaughlin Mike Finnerty

THE newly-elected chairman of the Mayo GAA Board says he has five things that he wants to ‘make significant progress with’ in 2020. Liam

2020-01-21 15:52
Club delegates vote for three ‘in camera’ meetings

Mike Finnerty

CLUB delegates voted to accept a Mayo GAA executive proposal at last week’s County Board meeting that will see members of the press excluded from three ‘special’ meetings this year. County Board PRO Paul Cunnane outlined the executive’s proposal to delegates,

2020-01-21 15:52
First female rector excited to take up Westport position in April

NEW CHALLENGE Canon Jennifer McWhirter is moving to Westport. Anton McNulty THE new Church of Ireland Rector of the Aughaval Group of Parishes in west Mayo says she is excited to be the first female to take up the position. Canon Jennifer McWhirter will take up her new position

2020-01-21 14:49
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