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Rainbow of green tea, pink cushions, chat and craic


Áine Ryan

IT’S not only the cakes and buns, breads and scones that are delicious in Devour. It is a multi-coloured oasis of baby blues, vibrant pinks, soft psychedelic cushions and aromatic coffees. It could easily be a hipster hideaway down a narrow city street anywhere in ...

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The finest of margins

MEMORIES Michael Holmes (left) and Frank Leneghan chat with The Mayo News in Mulranny. Pics: Michael McLaughlin

Twenty years on, Frank Leneghan and Michael Holmes look back on the famous local election where only 0.02 of a vote separated them

Edwin McGreal

Friday, January ...

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Ruffling feathers

WALKING THE WALK Achill's Saoirse McHugh, the Green Party candidate for Midlands-North-West, campaigning in Springfield, Westport with Colm Cafferkey. Pics: Conor McKeown

Edwin McGreal

The Green Party cavalcade rolls into Westport on a warm Tuesday afternoon. Well, when we ...

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Paddy Fleming

THE death took place on April 28 in the kind care of the staff at Hollymount Nursing Home of Paddy Fleming, Stripe, Milltown. He was 84. Paddy was a well known and highly regarded member of the local community in the Irishtown and Milltown region. He married Breege Flynn from Grange, ...

2019-05-21 19:40 open_in_new
Creativity awards celebrated colourful character of Neill O’Neill

WINNERS ALL  Pictured are all the overall winners and merit winners who were in attendance on Saturday night last. Front row, from left: Joshua Reilly, Louisburgh NS, Photography Merit winner; Danny Scanlon, St Colmcille’s, Westport Quay, Art Merit; David Corrigan, Scoil Phádraig, Westport, ...

2019-05-21 18:37 open_in_new
Pádraig Doherty

The bed of heaven to you Pádraig Doherty! Pádraig was a reflective, thinking man, not afraid of the big questions. He stood alone. There was a shyness in him and he was so respectful. Courageous. Loyal. Adventurer. Good-humoured. He saw things in a different way. He made our spirits fresh and ...

2019-05-21 18:37 open_in_new
Biodiversity Week and coastal clean-ups help us do our bit

Ciara Moynihan National Biodiversity Week began last Saturday, and it runs until next Monday, May 26. The week comes at a time when our biodiversity is crisis, as was confirmed by the recent UN-backed report which showed that 1 million plant and animal species are now on the brink of ...

2019-05-21 17:34 open_in_new
The serious stuff starts for Mayo

FIRST DAY OUT Mayo manager James Horan and County Board PRO Paul Cunnane arrive at Gaelic Park in New York earlier this month. Pic: Sportsfile Talking Tactics Billy Joe Padden THE championship may have officially started for Mayo in New York, but the serious business only begins next ...

2019-05-21 16:31 open_in_new
Why local elections matter

An Cailín Rua Anne-Marie Flynn I can’t fathom why local elections garner so little enthusiasm in Ireland. Sure, they lack the prime-time drama of general elections, but surely the fun part of the locals is that you can get up close and personal with the cast? Turnout for locals tends to ...

2019-05-21 16:31 open_in_new
No more Cupid arrows at Knock’s Marriage Bureau

Áine Ryan FOR over 50 years it played Cupid, bringing 960 couples up the aisle to tie the knot in Catholic ceremonies but Knock Marriage Introductions – more widely known as the Knock Marriage Bureau – is, ‘with heavy hearts’ hanging up its boots. With ‘cosmic courting’  ...

2019-05-21 15:28 open_in_new
Government under pressure after UK approves SMA drug

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL Both Grace O’Malley and Cillian Mearns will be hoping for good news in the coming weeks with regard to their treatment. Pic: Trish Forde Conway-Walsh and Chambers are advocates for Mayo families

Áine Ryan

THE decision by the NHS in the UK to fund ...

2019-05-21 15:28 open_in_new
Westport’s Sage wins big at Restaurant Awards

Lucas Treacy On Monday, May 13, over 1,100 guests sat down to a black-tie gala dinner to celebrate the winners of the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) Awards in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin. These awards are given out each year to honour the hard work and achievements of those working ...

2019-05-21 15:28 open_in_new
Deacy family withdraws from council talks over memorials

Anton McNulty THE family of Joe Deacy has decided to no longer deal with officials of Mayo County Council over the removal of roadside memorials to the murdered man, describing their approach as ‘disingenuous’. In recent weeks, members of the Deacy family and officials from Mayo County ...

2019-05-21 15:28 open_in_new
‘Appalling’ five-hour wait in ambulance outside A&E

Pic: Ciara Moynihan Louisburgh woman in her 70s forced to wait for urgent treatment

Áine Ryan

THE admission by the HSE that one patient had to wait five hours in an ambulance outside Mayo University Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) confirmed an ...

2019-05-21 15:28 open_in_new
Fianna Fáil battling to hold Midlands North West seat in Europe

EYES ON THE PRIZE Fine Gael European candidate Maria Walsh pictured with optician Ciara McHugh while canvassing in Ballinrobe last week. A recent Irish Times poll puts the Shrule native in with a good chance of taking a seat. Pic: Conor McKeown THE public have always been notoriously slow ...

2019-05-14 18:31 open_in_new
The innocence of the novice candidate

County View John Healy The white flag has been raised, and 63 runners have gone to post for election to Mayo County Council. Thirty-three face disappointment, but as of now, there is not one among them who doubts his or her chances of success. You and I may surmise that we can distinguish ...

2019-05-14 17:28 open_in_new
Document remembers ‘unsung hero’ Michael Davitt

BIG CHALLENGE Mayo native Seán Ó Tarpaigh faced the daunting challenge of playing one of Mayo’s most famous sons in the documentary. Davitt is pictured in this scene making a train journey with Charles Stewart Parnell. TG4 to air ‘Radacach’ on anniversary of death of Straide’s ...

2019-05-14 17:28 open_in_new
Planning for Balla poultry farm refused

Ger Flanagan PLANNING permission to build a 12,000 capacity free-range poultry house in Brownhall Demense, outside Balla has been refused by Mayo County Council. The planning application, which was lodged by Noel and Ann Mulhern, was for a 1,856 metre squared site set on 1.677 hectares of ...

2019-05-14 16:25 open_in_new
Action demanded for Keel

Michael Gallagher

There is an imminent and growing fear of a road fatality in Keel unless traffic calming measures are immediately installed in the picturesque Achill village. That was the stark message delivered by Cllr Paul McNamara when he addressed a meeting of the West Mayo Municipal ...

2019-05-14 16:25 open_in_new
On the Holmes strait

A PROUD MOMENT  Cllr Michael Holmes pictured with his wife Mai when they returned to Tiernaur in 2015 after he was elected Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council. Nevin’s of Tiernaur played host to his last West Mayo Municipal District meeting yesterday morning (Monday) before he ...

2019-05-14 16:25 open_in_new
‘His contribution has been immense’

LAST CAMPAIGN  Retiring Cllr Henry Kenny (left) pictured canvassing in Cornanool, Castlebar, close to the Kenny family home, in 2014, the last election he fought. He is pictured with Megan, Katie, Liam and Grace Costello and Peter Collins, campaign assistant. Pic: Ken Wright Ger ...

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