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Mar 18, 2018

Recent statement by Minister could result in farmers restricting access to their property

A recent statement by the Minister for Agriculture that would see farmers held responsible for wildfires they have not lit could result in farmers restricting access to their property, which would clearly impact on hill walking. That’s according to the Mayo…
Mar 18, 2018

Satisfaction with Government improves in latest opinion poll

Satisfaction with the Government has improved in the latest political opinion poll out today. A Sunday Times / Behaviour and Attitudes Survey shows it is up 2 points to 52 per cent. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar remains the most popular party leader on 59 per cent,…
Mar 18, 2018

Galway native appointed as CEO of Retail Excellence

Retail Excellence, the largest retail representative body in Ireland, today announces the appointment of Galway native Lorraine Higgins as CEO with effect from 1 July 2018. Lorraine joined the representative body in January 2017 as Head of Public Affairs and…
Mar 17, 2018

Bishop of Galway to celebrate Mass in Shrule tomorrow to mark 100 years since Columban Missionaries arrived there

The Bishop of Galway Brendan Kelly will celebrate Mass tomorrow in the village of Shrule, on the border of counties Mayo and Galway, to mark one hundred years since the Columban Missionaries arrived in the village. The Columbans opened their first seminary in…
Mar 17, 2018

19-year-old man who died in road collision in Williamstown is named

A 19-year-old man who died in a road collision in the early hours of yesterday morning outside Williamstown has been named. He was Evan Tully from Briarsfort, Williamstown. The collision occurred at 2.20am yesterday morning on the Williamstown to Castlerea Rd…
Mar 17, 2018

Mayo representation on Reference Panel for Foróige

The newly elected Reference Panel for Foróige met for the first time last week in Gormanston Park, Co. Meath. The Reference Panel is a group of 64 Foróige young people who get together to make recommendations to its National Council and bring about change,…

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Mar 19, 2018

Video: Interviews with Derek Walsh & Cathal Freeman

Midwest Radio commentator Mark Gilmore chatted with Mayo manager Derek Walsh, and captain Cathal Freeman after Sunday's Division 2B League Final win over Down in Cavan. Watch back the interviews now as they reflected on a job well done. Full highlights of the…
Mar 19, 2018

Lee Keegan and Cillian O’Connor to undergo further assessment on injuries

Two Mayo players who picked up injuries in Sunday’s Allianz League clash with Tyrone are still undergoing assessment on those injuries. A spokesperson for Mayo GAA told Midwest Sport that Lee Keegan will get specialist opinion and medical imaging on a…
Mar 18, 2018

Mayo are National Hurling League champions

Mayo hurlers gained promotion to Division 2A of the National Hurling League as they saw off Down in the league final on Sunday in Cavan. Despite trailing at the break, a superb defensive display in the second half, allied to some wonderful scores from the…
Mar 18, 2018

Ballina capture Connacht Junior 1A title

Connacht Junior Rugby League 1A Ballina 38-5 Connemara 
Mar 18, 2018

Win for Kiltimagh/Knock Utd in SFAI U13 Cup

SFAI Under 13 Cup Kiltimagh/Knock Utd 3-0 Corduff 
Mar 18, 2018

Allianz League results for Connacht sides in action today

Allianz Hurling LeagueDivision 2B Final Mayo 1-15 Down 0-14 Allianz Football LeagueDivision 1 Tyrone 2-14Mayo 0-08 Galway 0-113Dublin 0-13 Division 2Roscommon 0-15Cavan 0-13

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Mayo County Council must show leadership and find the funding to repair and conserve Croagh Patrick. That’s the view of the Cathaoirleach of West Mayo Municipal District, Independent councillor Christy Hyland.

Speaking at a meeting of West Mayo Municipal District yesterday held in Ballycroy, he said he was sick of people playing lip-service to the urgent need torepair of Croagh Patrick.

The serious erosion on the ancient pathway up the mountain has caused concern in recent times.

A report commissioned by Mountaineering Ireland concluded that the mountain needed a major intervention, which would cost about €1.5 million.

Martin Keating, director of services with Mayo county council, said that a workshop about the future of the mountain, held in the aftermath of the report, identified various issues to be addressed.

The meeting agreed that four councillors would join a committee set up to deal with the short-term issues and consider solutions to facilitate the resolution of the long term issues.

Its first meeting will be held in September. The committee includes Councillors Hyland, McGuire, Mulroy and Conway-Walsh.

Speaking to Midwest News this morning Cathaoirleach Hyland said a figure of 1.5 million euro to deal with maintaining the mountain had been mentioned and he insists if that’s what’s required that the money is found.