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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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
Flooding fears for Mayo after rising seas forecast

Edwin McGreal An alarming study has projected which parts of the world will be  most exposed to rising seas by 2050 and many coastal regions in Mayo are affected. Large parts of Erris, Achill and the west Mayo coast are at risk of being below the high tide line by 2050, according to ...

2020-01-21 14:49 open_in_new
Mental heath services the ‘poor relation of the medical service’ - Coroner

CONSULTANT PATHOLOGIST Dr Fadel Bennani. Pat O’Connor calls for more funding and staffing for mental health and psychiatric services

Anton McNulty

The mental health and psychiatric services are treated like the ‘poor relation of the medical service’, according to the ...

2020-01-21 14:49 open_in_new
Eleven declared as election countdown continues

QUICK OFF THE MARK Sitting Fianna Fáil TDs Dara Calleary and Lisa Chambers were the first candidates to hand in their nomination papers to Fintan Murphy, Returning Officer at the Courthouse in Castlebar on Monday. Pic: John Mee Photography Kilcoyne, Duffy, Farrington and O’Malley ...

2020-01-21 14:49 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
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 open_in_new
Westport man denied home help because of lack of funding

Cllr Michael Kilcoyne Edwin McGreal

A elderly man from the Westport area who was described by his doctor as being in ‘urgent’ need of home help has been approved for such supports – but he must go without such care because of a lack of funding. The man, who is aged in his late ...

2020-01-21 13:46 open_in_new
O’Brien challenges Hyland to put his name on the ballot paper

FIERY EXCHANGES Councillors Patsy O’Brien (FG) and Christy Hyland (Ind) had a colourful exchange at the Mayo County Council monthly meeting.

Westport councillor challenged after criticising homelessness situation in Mayo

Anton McNulty

A FINE Gael councillor has laid down ...

2020-01-21 13:46 open_in_new
Knock welcomes rescue plan for Flybe

Anton McNulty IRELAND West Airport Knock have welcomed news that the immediate future of the UK-based airline Flybe has been secured after the UK government agreed a deal to save the airline. Flybe is Europe’s largest regional carrier but was on the brink of collapse last week until the UK ...

2020-01-21 13:46 open_in_new
Brothers involved in 20-man brawl at Westport hotel

TWO brothers were involved in a 20-man ‘brawl’ in a Westport hotel that resulted in the establishment having to reimburse guests with over €6,000, a District Court has heard. Eddie Power (34) of 11 Bridgeview, Cloverhill Road, Clondalkin, and his brother, Sam Power (30) of 10 Bridgeview, ...

2020-01-21 13:46 open_in_new
AUDIO Football Podcast #1 Club Stars & Galway review

We're starting 2020 on the Mayo News football podcast with a mixture of off-field and on-field action. Our first episode of the year focuses on the Club Stars annual awards banquet, which attracted a bumper attendance to the Knockranny Hotel in Westport on Saturday night, before moving onto ...

2020-01-15 11:49 open_in_new
Americans embrace Achill adventure

ISLAND GETAWAY The George Mason State University students were blown away by the welcome they received in Achill. Students from the US visited Achill to study local culture and folklore Edwin McGreal

An ‘incredibly supportive local community’ and a ‘deep engagement with ...

2020-01-14 19:01 open_in_new