• Mayo County Council has today welcomed the news that US Vice President Mike Pence is considering a visit to Ireland later this year.

    In a statement to Midwest News it says that its records show that Vice President Pence’s grandfather Richard Michael Cawley, was born in Doocastle, Co Mayo growing up in the area before emigrating to Chicago.

    The local authority is anticipating a potential Autumn visit for the Vice President to his ancestral home and looks forward to welcoming him to Doocastle, if he decides to include it in his schedule.