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Current Mayo crisis is also an opportunity

Opinion Kevin McStay

THE crisis that is facing Mayo GAA right now must be seen as a major opportunity. Of course all the issues involved have to be dealt with, but we have to consider how frequently we find ourselves mired in another crisis, in the news for all the wrong reasons. If

2019-11-12 15:37
Councillors pay their tributes to ‘gentleman’ Joe Loftus

COLLEAGUES The late Joe Loftus pictured with Mayo County Council Chief Executive, Peter Hynes in 2011. Anton McNulty

Glowing tributes were paid to the former Mayo County Council official, Joe Loftus who died following a short illness last Monday, just three years after his retirement

2019-11-12 14:34
Ring calls on Achill protestors to ‘reassess’

Edwin McGreal

Minister Michael Ring has called on people staging a protest against the housing of asylum seekers at the Achill Head Hotel to ‘reassess’ the situation. Some locals in Achill are maintaing a 24 hour protest which has been ongoing for over a week against plans to house

2019-11-07 14:52
Vickers Vimy to land in Castlebar

SCHEDULED ARRIVAL  Vickers Vimy are performing in Garbo’s this month Vickers Vimy are set to play in Garbo’s, Castlebar, on Friday, November 15, at 9pm. This Mayo-based band crafts songs that dwell on the borders of folk and Americana, with rich eclectic sounds anchoring lyrical themes

2019-11-05 15:37
Alternative Achill accommodation solution refused

Cllr Paul McNamara Offer to house asylum seekers in houses turned down

Edwin McGreal

AN alternative accommodation proposal for asylum seekers due to be housed in Achill has been turned down by the Department of Justice and Equality. There has been huge controversy over

2019-11-05 14:34
Protestors insist they are not for turning

Edwin McGreal Pollagh

Local people on Achill Island who are maintaining an around the clock ‘silent vigil’ outside a hotel that was due to receive asylum seekers this week are adamant they will stand their ground. On Thursday evening last, the Department of Justice and Equality

2019-11-05 13:31
Dispute not discussed at Mayo GAA meeting

THE TOP TABLES   A photo of members of the Mayo GAA Executive at last year's County Convention. Pic: Michael McLaughlin Ger Flanagan

TONIGHT’S (Monday’s) meeting of the Mayo GAA Board at MacHale Park, Castlebar did not discuss any matters relating to the recent dispute between

2019-11-05 00:55
Daily News
Bringing the brain back from the brink

Psychologist, neuroscientist, author and TV personality Dr Sabine Brennan chats to The Mayo News ahead of her appearance at the upcoming Rolling Sun Book Festival in Westport Interview Ciara Moynihan

Dr Sabine Brennan’s book, ‘100 Days To A Younger Brain: Maximise Your Memory,

2019-11-12 18:46
Derek McGowan strikes rich vein with ‘Rusty Goldmine’

Interview Ciara Moynihan

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Derek McGowan is launching his second album, ‘Rusty Goldmines’, in Matt Molloy’s tomorrow evening (Wednesday), November 13. The album is the Dublin-born blues/rock musician’s second – his first, ‘Rainlight’, was

2019-11-12 17:43
Tourism trio gets major investment

FUNDING INJECTION Last week’s announcement will see €2.6 million spent on the restoration and reconstruction of the east wing of Ballintubber Abbey for a cultural and heritage centre. Villages of Eachléim, Ballintubber and Murrisk to benefit

THE regeneration of rural Ireland

2019-11-12 16:40
Achill gifts given to asylum seekers

Asylum seekers ‘frightened’ by Direct Provision controversies Edwin McGreal Symbolic gifts from Achill were presented at the weekend to asylum seekers who had been due to arrive at emergency accommodation on the island earlier this month. Plans to house 13 women at the Achill Head

2019-11-12 16:40
Sligo man dies after falling ill during endurance

Anton McNulty A SLIGO-based businessman died on Saturday afternoon after competing in the Westport Sea to Summit Adventure Race. Fifty-four-year-old JP Duffy from Bunnacranagh, Curry, Co Sligo, is suspected to have died from a heart attack. He was competing in the tenth edition of the hugely

2019-11-12 16:40
The sacrifices of St Martin’s Eve

Second Reading Fr Kevin Hegarty Yesterday (November 11) was the feast of St Martin. It was, up to the 1940s, a significant day in Irish folk culture. The day was also celebrated in several European countries. It marked the end of the active agricultural season and the start of winter. St

2019-11-12 15:37
Commissioner meets Mayo JPC in Castlebar

ARRIVAL Commissioner Drew Harris pictured at Breaffy House Resort on Friday after his arrival for the JPC meeting, from left: Chief Supt Pat Diskin; Cllr Al McDonnell, Chairperson of the JPC and Peter Hynes, CE, Mayo County Council. Commissioner in Castlebar to meet Mayo JPC Edwin

2019-11-12 15:37
Portwest planning being ‘reviewed’ – Hynes

REFUSAL An Bord Pleanála refused planning permission for this Portwest development at the Quay in Westport last October. Anton McNulty THE Chief Executive of Mayo County Council has suggested that there may be still a possibility that Portwest can develop their global headquarters at

2019-11-12 15:37
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2019-11-12 18:46 Bringing the brain back from the brink
2019-11-12 17:43 Derek McGowan strikes rich vein with ‘Rusty Goldmine’
2019-11-12 16:40 Tourism trio gets major investment
2019-11-12 16:40 Achill gifts given to asylum seekers
2019-11-12 16:40 Sligo man dies after falling ill during endurance
2019-11-12 15:37 The sacrifices of St Martin’s Eve
2019-11-12 15:37 Commissioner meets Mayo JPC in Castlebar
2019-11-12 15:37 Portwest planning being ‘reviewed’ – Hynes
2019-11-12 15:37 Crucial Mayo GAA meeting in next ten days
2019-11-12 15:37 Media not to blame for these headlines
2019-11-12 15:37 Current Mayo crisis is also an opportunity
2019-11-12 14:34 Calls for Knock to Colloney dual-carriage way
2019-11-12 14:34 Clare Island siblings chosen for RTÉ Youth Assembly
2019-11-12 14:34 Councillors pay their tributes to ‘gentleman’ Joe Loftus
2019-11-07 14:52 Ring calls on Achill protestors to ‘reassess’
2019-11-05 19:49 Mayo GAA responds to claims by clubs
2019-11-05 17:43 Paddy Durcan’s award well deserved
2019-11-05 15:37 Always dreaming of Mayo
2019-11-05 15:37 Lessons from the Achill saga
2019-11-05 15:37 Vickers Vimy to land in Castlebar
2019-11-05 14:34 Foxford awash with colour as Navy legend in honoured
2019-11-05 14:34 Mayo woman chosen as new member of Seanad Éireann
2019-11-05 14:34 Cocaine dealers to be targeted ahead of Christmas
2019-11-05 14:34 Archbishop calls on people of Achill to ‘welcome the stranger’
2019-11-05 14:34 Alternative Achill accommodation solution refused
2019-11-05 13:31 Protestors insist they are not for turning
2019-11-05 00:55 Dispute not discussed at Mayo GAA meeting
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