Councillor Brendan Mulroy

  • The search for tickets is underway in earnest, ahead of the Mayo V Dublin All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday evening in Croke Park.

    Long queues are reported at Supervalu and Centra stores across Mayo all day, since tickets went on sale at 10 am this morning.

    The Croke Park game is expected to be a sell-out, with the Mayo minors match throwing-in at 3pm and the senior semi-final at 5pm.

    Mayo supporters have also been queuing online for tickets since this morning at, with many frustrated fans contacting Midwest News to report difficulties and long waits for tickets.

    Meanwhile, there's still no indication from Irish Rail as to whether they will operate additional services or special trains on Saturday from Mayo to Dublin.

    The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Westport-based Councillor Brendan Mulroy is calling on the company to announce their plans sooner rather than later, so Mayo supporters can finalise their travel arrangements for Saturday...

  • The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council has declined an invitation to a controversial event being planned later this month, where the Government will commemorate members of the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police.

    The commemoration event is due to take place at Dublin Castle on 17th January, as part of the State programme to mark the decade of centenaries.

    However, a number of politicians from around the country are planning to boycott the event, given the links between the RIC and the notorious Black and Tans, including Westport-based Fianna Fail Councillor Brendan Mulroy, Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, and the Independent Mayor of Galway City Mike Cubbard.


    Councillor Brendan Mulroy says the Taoiseach should pull the plug on this event, which he says "is wrong on a number of levels".


  • The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council is calling for a visitors centre to be established in Newport to remember Princess Grace of Monaco, as well Grace O'Malley the Pirate Quinn, and  the stained glass artist Harry Clarke.

    Irish-American actress Grace Kelly  - who later became Princess Grace following her marriage to Prince Ranier of Monaco - had Mayo connections as her grandfather John Peter Kelly was originally from Drimurla, near Newport.

    He emigrated to the US in 1887, and the cottage was later purchased by Princess Grace, who tragically died in a car accident in 1982 - before she could realise her dream of building a holiday home in Drimurla.

    The last window created by famed stained glass artist Harry Clarke is located at St Patrick's Church in Newport, while the area also has connections with Granuaile - the Pirate Queen of the 16th century.

    The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Brendan Mulroy is now calling on the local authority to explore the possibility of a visitors centre to remember all three.


  • Mayo County Council is to carry out safety improvement works in the coming weeks at Scoil Phadraig in Westport.

    The news was confirmed today to Westport-based Fianna Fail Councillor Brendan Mulroy.

    The new school building on the Newport Road in Westport was officially opened in 2017, following the amalgamation of the girls' convent school and CBS boys primary school.

    However, Councillor Mulroy has previously raised concerns about safety for students, as a result of motorists parking on pavements.

    Speaking with Midwest News, Councillor Mulroy said barriers will be installed, preventing cars from mounting the pavements, which will make it safer for children entering and exiting the school.




  • Work has started this week on a pedestrian crossing and traffic calming measures on the Newport Road in Westport, which will benefit children attending the Holy Trinity and Scoil Phadraig National Schools.

    Westport-based Fianna Fail Councillor Brendan Mulroy says he has campaigned for a number of years for works at this location to improve safety for children being dropped off and collected in the mornings and afternoon.

    He told Midwest News that work has now started on the safety improvements.