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Sep 24, 2018

Westport among the national winners of the 2018 Tidy Towns competition

Listowel in Co. Kerry has been named Ireland's overall tidiest town for 2018. This is the 60th year of the Tidy Towns awards, and Minister Michael Ring announced the winners in Dublin at lunchtime - he also announced a special allocation of €1.4 million to…
Sep 24, 2018

Tuam historian Catherine Corless to receive honorary degree from NUI Galway

Tuam historian Catherine Corless is to receive an honorary degree from NUI Galway next month. In 2014, Ms Corless revealed that hundreds of babies and toddlers had been buried in unmarked graves at a former mother and baby home in Tuam. She's also known for…
Sep 24, 2018

Westport named Ireland's Tidiest Large Town today at the National Tidy town Awards

Westport was named Ireland's Tidiest Large Town - for the 2nd year running at the 2018 National Tidy Town Awards in Dublin today. This is the 60th year of the awards, which involve hundreds of towns and villages across the country. Castlebar has secured a…
Sep 24, 2018

Councillor says MCC should prioritise funding for the Ballina Military Barracks site as a project under the government’s Urban Regeneration Development Fund

Mayo County Council should prioritise funding for the Ballina Military Barracks site as a project under the government’s new Urban Regeneration Development Fund, according to local Fine Gael councillor Jarleth Munnelly. The €1 billion fund, which is…
Sep 24, 2018

The price of the average three-bed semi in Mayo rose by 1.6% to €160,000 between June and September of this year

The price of the average three-bed semi in Mayo rose by 1.6% to €160,000 between June and September of this year, according to a national survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. Mayo prices rose by 8.1% over the last 12 months, the survey found. There is…
Sep 24, 2018

EY is set to double the number of employees at its Galway office over the next two years

Professional services and consultancy firm EY is set to double the number of employees at its Galway office over the next two years, creating 35 new jobs in the region. The firm, which currently offers Tax and Audit services to business across the west, plans…

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Sep 24, 2018

Connacht to add extra terracing to the Sportsground for their clash with Leinster on Saturday

Connacht will add extra terracing to the Sportsground for the Pro14 clash with Leinster after fans snapped up tickets for Saturday night's provincial derby. Andy Friend's men powered past the Scarlets in Galway at the weekend, producing they type of…
Sep 24, 2018

Mayo LGFA Senior & Intermediate Club Championship results

Mayo LGFA Senior Championship Results Group A Rd 3 Knockmore v Carnacon PP Louisburgh 2-14 Castlebar Mitchels 2-07 Group B Rd 3 Swinford Killasser V Hollymount PP Moy Davitts 2-12 Burrishoole 0-04 Intermediate Championship Results from Rd 3 plus updated…
Sep 24, 2018

Achill Rovers to hold star studded charity match with Shamrock Rovers Legends team on Saturday

On Saturday next, Achill Rovers will celebrate the achievements of the 1998 team who won the Mayo League for the first and only time in the history of the club with a star studded charity match against the Shamrock Rovers Legends team. The team is made up of…
Sep 24, 2018

Mayo GAA Post Primary Schools fixtures update

The Colleran C Final between Scoil Mhuire Swinford and St. Brendan’s Belmullet which was due to take place today is cancelled due to a bereavement. The Flanagan B Final between Balla Secondary School and St. Brendan’s Belmullet will take place in Ballina on…
Sep 23, 2018

Dates & times confirmed for Mayo Senior & Intermediate Football Championship semi-finals

Mayo GAA have confirmed times and dates for the semi-finals of the Mayo senior and intermediate football Championship. The Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship semi-finals will both take place in Elverys MacHale Park on Saturday October 6th. First up at…
Sep 23, 2018

Mayo League results from Sunday September 23rd

FAI New Balance Junior Cup 2018 - Round 2 Straide & Foxford Utd 5-2 Achill Rovers T.P. Brennan Connacht Cup - Preliminary Round Cois Fharraige 1-0 Fahy Rovers Ballina Town B 2-0 St. Patricks Cartron Utd 3-0 Ballyvary Blue Bombers Partry Athletic 7-4 Castlerea…

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A Fianna Fail Councillor has resigned from the party following last night's documentary by RTE's Investigations Unit, in which he was filmed asking for an investment in his company in return for help with planning in County Sligo.

Enniscrone based Councillor Joe Queenan told an undercover reporter, posing for a fictitious wind farm developer, that he would act as a go-between the firm and Sligo County Council.

Fianna Fail's described some of the behaviour shown in the programme as "shocking and completely unacceptable".

It wants a Garda investigation into any illegal activity and will launch an internal inquiry.

The RTE programme also showed former Fine Gael Councillor Hugh McElvaney of Monaghan, and Independent Donegal councillor John O'Donnell requesting money in return for help in getting planning permission for wind farms.

On last night's RTE programme Councillor Queenan, said he didn't want money - but he was looking for investment in an agri-feed company.

This morning Mayo Fianna Fail deputy Dara Calleary said the party has a lot to look at following last night’s programme and he says an investigation will now get underway.

Achill based Fianna Fail councillor Paul McNamara also featured in last night’s RTE programme as a county councillor who had undeclared interests.

In the programme it said he has since submitted an amended declaration of interest form taking account of a company he had failed to mention on his original return and he said another company referred to by the programme has been sold.

Galway Independent TD Noel Grealish was also mentioned in the programme as a deputy that had not declared that he was the Director of a company in his declaration of interest return. He said it was an omission and has since submitted an amended form.

 

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