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Mayo gardaí honoured for acts of bravery

Three Mayo gardaí have been honoured for acts of bravery after saving two drowning people in separate incidents in Westport

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Singin’ in the rain

Lisa Bourke and her daughter Sarah Jane, pictured with Tommy Fox and his sister Ellie, all from Castlebar, came out to see Jedward at the opening of the new HMV Xtra-vision store in the town. Pic: Keith Heneghan

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Walker rescued 12 hours after mountain fall

Horrendous weather conditions on a Mayo mountain meant a woman spent 12 hours on the mountain before she was rescued

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Mayo man’s Ebola plea

Kiltimagh aid worker says more international medical workers are needed there if the virus is to be contained

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Farmers start 24-hour protest at Mayo factories

Beef farmers from across Mayo are staging a 24-hour protests outside the three meat factories in the county

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Retired Castlebar Garda dies after tragic fall

A retired garda who suffered fatal head injuries following a tragic fall in Castlebar will be laid to rest in Erris

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Castlebar man attacked brothers with pitchfork

Castlebar man who attacked his brothers with a pitch-fork during a dispute at his family home is sentenced to two years

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Ballina residents call for basic flood defences

Ballina residents affected by flooding earlier this year want basic flood defences ahead of predicted high tides this Christmas

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Bomb squad called to inspect unusual object

The Army Bomb Disposal were called to inspect an object labelled ‘Call Police or Military’ that washed up near Mulranny

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Mayo man charged with stabbing of Dublin star

A MAYO man appeared in court last Friday where he was charged with stabbing Dublin GAA footballer Johnny Cooper

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‘Tide turning’ against water tax in Mayo

The organisers of a anti-Irish Water march in Ballina expect a crowd of 800 to show their opposition to water charges

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Achill father and son receive bravery award

An Achill father and son have been awarded with a bravery award after they helped save the life of two kayakers

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Cannabis cultivator sentenced to four years

Man arrested for the possession of over €70,000 of cannabis plants in a sting operation was sentenced to jail

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Achill sheep farmer given suspended sentence for assault on neighbour

An Achill sheep farmer who was found guilty of assaulting his neighbour received a 12-month suspended sentence

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Limerick man escapes prison for carpark assault

A Limerick man who assaulted another man in a carpark in Castlebar in 2012 received a two-year suspended prison sentence

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Open verdict recorded in German man’s death

An open verdict has been recorded on the death of a German man found in Connemara in 2006

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President Higgins opens new Claremorris Family Resource Centre

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins last week performed the official opening of Claremorris Family Resource Centre

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Bould Biddy’s winds down after 17 years

Breege Kilroy brought the shutters down on iconic Westport pub Bould Biddy’s for the last time on October 8

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Glory days

Ballintubber footballers Stephen Broderick and Cillian O’Connor celebrate after Sunday’s Mayo SFC final victory over arch-rivals Castlebar Mitchels. 

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Garda couple’s attackers set to avoid jail

Four men plead guilty to attacking two off-duty gardaí, knocking one unconscious, on a street in Charlestown

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Castlebar clamping causes fury on Facebook

Mayo News readers take to Facebook to vent their frustration at an aggressive clamping regime in some Castlebar car parks

 

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