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Farmers in it for ‘the long haul’

SIT-DOWN PROTEST Tom Byrne, from Cloonfad, makes the tea while William Frayne, Ballyhaunis, looks out from their trailor, parked up outside Dawn Meats, Ballyhaunis, during the ongoing farmer protests outside meat factories. Pic: Michael McLaughlin Edwin McGreal Ballyhaunis

Farmers ...

2019-09-12 19:04 open_in_new
Groove is in the heart

DJ Christopher Coe teams up with Westport artists to create techno tunes

Ciara Moynihan

A group of artists with diverse interests and talents have been taking part in Upstart – a project run by The Custom House Studios, in association with Mayo County Council Arts Office and ...

2019-09-10 16:40 open_in_new
Early back to school a ‘nail in the coffin’ for tourism


Anton McNulty

Mayo County Council has called on the Minister for Education to standardise the back-to-school date to September, with councillors claiming that the early return is having a ‘devastating’ effect on the tourism ...

2019-09-10 15:37 open_in_new
Mayo producer bringing Hollywood stars home

COMING HOME Martina Niland is producing a major film in her home county. Anton McNulty SOME of the biggest stars in Hollywood will be coming to Mayo in the near future to shoot a new film which will be produced by Aughagower native Martina Niland. Golden Globe winning actress, Emily ...

2019-09-10 15:37 open_in_new
Cringeworthy clangers, and coping with them

An Cailín Rua Anne-Marie Flynn Recently someone I follow on Instagram posted a story asking people to share their worst ‘cringe’ moments. You know, those times when you send a less-than-complimentary text about someone TO that someone; when you think someone is going in for a hug and ...

2019-09-10 15:37 open_in_new
A Day in the Life: Sharron Lynskey

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS iRadio presenter Sharron Lynskey (right) is pictured outside her family home in Cappagh, Tooreen earlier this summer with her parents Michael and Anne, and brother Seán. This was the day that Sharron broadcast live from her living room!

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2019-09-10 15:37 open_in_new
Cocaine worth up to €10,000 discovered in a Westport house

A QUANTITY of drugs believed to be cocaine with an expected street value of between €5,000 and €10,000 was discovered by gardaí in a house in Westport. The discovery of the drug was made on Monday evening, September 2, when gardaí searched a house in the town centre. The substance is ...

2019-09-10 15:37 open_in_new
Bodies recovered from Moy and Mweelrea

Anton McNulty

There was a double tragedy in Mayo last week with a Dublin man dying while climbing Mweelrea mountain, while the body of an English native was retrieved from the River Moy. Christopher Quinn from Clontarf, Dublin was named as the man who died while climbing Mweelrea on ...

2019-09-10 14:34 open_in_new
Panti launches LGBTI+ booklet in Ballinrobe

SPEAKING OUT A group of teenagers from the ‘Don’t Label It youth LGBTI+ group’ are pictured at last Saturday’s launch of their booklet at The Maple Youth Centre in Ballinrobe. Also in the picture is Rory O’Neill, who officially launched the booklet; Grace McGee, Youth and Community ...

2019-09-10 14:34 open_in_new
Mags is ready to tell Frida to ‘feck off’

BRAVE Mags Bourke is hosting a fundraiser for Rock Rose House. Anton McNulty A WESTPORT woman who has named a cancerous lump on her breast is to shave off her hair before her treatment in order to raise money for Rock Rose House. Margaret (Mags) Bourke from Knockranny in Westport was ...

2019-09-10 14:34 open_in_new
Call for discretion on unaccompanied drivers

Edwin McGreal

A Mayo county councillor has urged gardaí to use discretion when enforcing laws for provisional driving licence holders. The law states a provisional licence holder must have a person with them in the car who holds a full driving licence in order to be able to drive on the ...

2019-09-10 14:34 open_in_new
3 talking points from club championship weekend

COMING THROUGH  Kiltane’s Tommy Conroy tries to block Davitts’ Patrick Keadin during Saturday evening’s Mayo SFC clash in Castlebar. Pic: Michael Donnelly James steals show in Charlestown IT was all hands on deck in Charlestown GAA Club last Saturday with a double header of senior ...

2019-09-10 14:34 open_in_new
Cocaine used by gardaí, politicians and teachers

‘EVERY TOWN IS AWASH WITH COCAINE’ Councillors want Gardai given extra resources to tackle Mayo's cocaine problem. JPC meeting hears shocking  extent of Mayo’s cocaine problem Edwin McGreal People are refusing to listen to the dangers of using cocaine. That’s ...

2019-09-10 14:34 open_in_new
Mayo GAA chiefs postpone game due to Achill objection

TAKING A STAND   Achill GAA club have submitted an objection to the result of their Mayo Junior Football Championship match last Sunday against Knockmore 'B'. Pic: Michael McLaughlin Edwin McGreal

THIS Sunday’s Mayo Junior football championship quarter-final between Kilmaine and ...

2019-09-06 16:04 open_in_new
Mayo GAA Board chiefs criticised

COMMENTS  Tim O’Leary Mike Finnerty

SENIOR officers of the Mayo GAA Board have been accused of ‘a lack of professionalism’ by Tim O’Leary, the chairman of the Mayo GAA International Supporters’ Foundation. Mr O’Leary made his remarks in a social media post last weekend as ...

2019-09-03 17:43 open_in_new
Quickfire questions with Bryan Walsh

Quickfire Questions Name: Bryan Walsh       Lives: Ballyglass Age: 23 Occupation: Student

What’s your idea of perfect happiness? Seeing Arsenal with a steady back four would do it for me.

Which living person do you most admire? Lionel Messi, ...

2019-09-03 16:40 open_in_new
A very surprising lake

Country Sights and Sounds John Shelley Bunaveela will surprise you. I had heard of it, and read a little of it too, in the late Peter O’Reilly’s Loughs of Ireland, and had promised myself that one day I would go. I finally did, having been blown off my choice of fishing venue by yet ...

2019-09-03 16:40 open_in_new
Rugged west inspires Mayo artist

Work by Pam Dolan on show at Museum of Country Life’s Courtyard Gallery  Ciara Moynihan An exhibition of work by Mayo artist Pam Dolan opened in the Courtyard Gallery, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life at Turlough Park, Castlebar, on August 19. Entitled ‘Land, Sea and ...

2019-09-03 16:40 open_in_new
A Day in the Life: Laoise Ní Dhúda

NO LANGUAGE BARRIERS  Laoise Ní Dhúda is promoting the use of Irish in Erris. I’m not an early riser and I don’t like mornings but I’ve no choice. I have two young children and they’re typically awake at seven, if we’re lucky, so I’m up in the morning with them. First on the ...

2019-09-03 16:40 open_in_new
A Day in the Life: Laoise Ní Dhúda

NO LANGUAGE BARRIERS  Laoise Ní Dhúda is promoting the use of Irish in Erris. I’m not an early riser and I don’t like mornings but I’ve no choice. I have two young children and they’re typically awake at seven, if we’re lucky, so I’m up in the morning with them. First on the ...

2019-09-03 15:37 open_in_new
Time to talk about anxiety

On the Edge Áine Ryan MAYBE it is my age, but it used to be that the word ‘anxiety’ was not part of the mental-health lexicon. But times have changed, and now it is the buzz word for the huge impact the stresses and strains of contemporary life are having on all of us. It is rather ...

2019-09-03 15:37 open_in_new