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Death of renowned photographer Tommy Eibrand

The death has taken place of renowned photographer Tommy Eibrand at the age of 74. The Swedish native died last Friday in Mayo General Hospital after a short illness.

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Down on the farm

Ryan Clancy is pictured with his grandfather John Mohan from Rathgranagher, Kilmaine, at the Mayo Ploughing Championships at the McDonnell family farm in Ballyglass.  Pic: Trish Forde

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D-Day for controversial Claremorris biopark

Mayo County Councillors to vote on rezoning of land for facility that could potentially create 150 jobs for the south Mayo region

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Seven arrested after Castlebar stabbing

Seven men have been released from Garda custody and is file is being prepared for the DPP after violent stabbing incident in the county town

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Westport remembrance service for accident victim

THE raw grief of his loved ones was palpable yesterday (Monday) in St Mary’s Parish Church in Westport, where a memorial service was held for the late Slawomir (Slawek) Gostomski.

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Man dies in Headford house fire

63 year old Patrick O’Connor lost his life despite heroic efforts from his brother and a neighbour to save him.

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Five-in-a-row for ‘phenomenal’ Shania

Claremorris student Shania McDonagh was last week announced as the overall winner of the 60th Texaco Children’s Art Competition.

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Belmullet moves against privitisation of seaweed

Fears about moves to privitise the harvesting of seaweed along the Irish coast has led to the setting up of an action group in Belmullet.

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Book highlights Mayo stories during struggle for independence

A new book will be launched on Friday which gives a fascinating insight into the War of Independence and Civil War in Mayo.

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Councillor responds to road claims

Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr John O’Malley has responded to an article in The Mayo News on April 8 last concerning a dispute over the upgrade of a road in Kilmeena.

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Owner told dogs could be put down for chasing livestock

A District Court judge has instructed a dog owner to keep his dogs under ‘24-hour lock and key’ or face having them destroyed

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Sun shines in Ballyglass at Ploughing Championship

Seldom, if indeed ever, have the organisers of the Mayo County Ploughing Championships got a more approving nod from the clerk of the weather as they did on Sunday last.

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Westport trumps in financial boost for Mayo festivals

The Westport Festival of Music and Food was among the big beneficiaries last week, when funding specifically for such events in Mayo was announced.

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Michael Collins’s car to appear at Heritage Day

Fine Gael TD, Deputy Michelle Mulherin, last week confirmed that the Minister for Defence, Deputy Alan Shatter, has authorised the car’s appearance at the 2014 Ballina Heritage Day.

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Taoiseach launches Fleadh Chonnacht brochure

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny recently launched the programme of events for Fleadh Cheoil Chonnacht 2014, which will be held in Castlebar for the first time this July.

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Clonbur pays fond farewell to Maura Whelan

The people of Clonbur and neighbouring areas of North Galway and South Mayo turned out in large numbers to pay their respects to Maura Whelan who died last week.

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Tooreen man elected to top national post in Foróige

Tooreen man Michael Lynskey was elected by his peers at the recent annual conference held in Bloomfield House Hotel near Mullingar.

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Wife of former Fine Gael TD dies in Ballyhaunis

Delia Lyons, Turlough, Ballyhaunis, who died last week, was wife of the late Michael Dalgan Lyons, a former Fine Gael TD in the old Mayo South constituency from 1965 to 1969.

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Islanders concerned over provision of healthcare

Comhdháil Oileán na hÉireann are urgently seeking a meeting with HSE officials to discuss the serious concerns of islanders about the provision of healthcare on the offshore islands.

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STORM DAMAGE The scenic Mulranny Golf Club has been badly hit by recent storms, leading members to fear for its future

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