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Silly season for council trips

ANALYSIS Some junkets are beneficial, certainly for new councillors … but plenty more make you wonder, writes Edwin McGreal

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Pleas for the Reek

County council must find funding for Reek repair, says West Mayo Municipal District  Cathaoirleach Christy Hyland

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Water protestors ‘message’ from Taoiseach’s late mother ‘a low blow’

A banner bearing a very personal attack on An Taoiseach during his visit to the MacGill Summer School has been criticised

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Aughagower man raped neighbour’s son

A Mayo man who raped and sexually assaulted his neighbour’s son has been remanded in custody until October for sentencing

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Disquiet over senior appointments rumbles on

Councillors seek meeting with Mayo County Council chief executive Peter Hynes to address confusion over senior roles

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Castlebar man died due to medical misadventure, jury finds

A Jury has found that the death of an 82-year-old man in Mayo General Hospital was as a result of medical misadventure

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Durcan joins Renua ranks

Long-standing Castlebar-based Independent Cllr Frank Durcan has joined Lucinda Creighton’s new political party, Renua

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Achill RSS will no longer cut grass verges

Rural Social Scheme workers told to stop cutting the grass verges alongside village roads due to safety concerns

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Liam Gallagher backs Charlestown and Mayo

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher lent his support to Charlestown GAA club’s new website while in Mayo last week

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Banks push for seizure of homes

Various banks applied yesterday (Monday) in Castlebar to repossess family homes in Mayo which were in debt

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Increase in minimum wage justified – Kilcoyne

The 50c recommended increase in the national minimum wage has been welcomed by Cllr Michael Kilcoyne

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The jacket pocket that became a bird’s nest

A pocket-sized wren has laid three eggs in a nest built in a jacket pocket hanging in a polytunnel in The Neale

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High five for uncle Keith

Mayo captain Keith Higgins is pictured with the Nestor Cup and his niece Erin after the Mayo senior footballers’ fifth Connacht Final victory in a row at Hyde Park, Roscommon, on Sunday.

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Family of Cong man turns to GSOC over his death

The inquest into the death of a 30-year-old Cong man has been adjourned following a complaint to the Garda Ombudsman

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Men tell court they supplied alcohol to Belmullet Gardaí for Shell

Two former suppliers of material to the Corrib gas project told a jury they supplied alcohol for Shell to gardaí in 2007

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Mother drowned in bath after banging her head

An inquest heard how a mother tragically drowned in her family bath after she hit her head and fell in the bath

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Spirituality and safety a priority for priests

Worries about safety to the fore ahead of this weekend’s Reek Sunday pilgrimage, set to attract some 30,000 climbers

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Anti-Shell protesters cleared of violent-disorder charges

A jury has found two anti-Shell protesters not guilty of violent-disorder charges after a nine-day trial in Castlebar

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Shark-attack surfer’s Castlebar links

The Aussie surfer who had a lucky escape from a shark attack off South Africa on Sunday has Castlebar links

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