Richard Finn

  • As Covid-19 spreads rapidly throughout every village, town and parish in Mayo, we must double down in our efforts as a response to the growing tide of confirmed cases in the county.

    That's the message from Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Richard Finn.

    Every person, no matter what age, or how healthy they may feel, should behave like they have the virus and stay at home in order to protect one another and the ones we love.

    Cathaoirleach Finn says he is speaking on behalf of all the elected members of the Council in appealing to Mayo people, please stay at home.

    He says there are a very limited number of beds in Mayo General’s ICU, each one of us would like to think that there would be a bed available should a loved one of ours require it, let that motivate each and everyone of us to make the changes that will keep the virus at bay and that is to STAY AT HOME.

    You’re not just protecting yourself and your family, but you are protecting the most vulnerable in your community.

  • The Cathaoirleach of Mayo couynty council Richard Finn was among the many Mayo people who wrote to Pope Francis to extend an invitation to him, to visit Knock on his planned visit to Ireland in August for the World Meeting of Families.

    At yesterday’s monthly meeting of Mayo county council the Cathaoirleach welcomed the news that Pope Francis will visit the Marian Shrine on August 26th and said that it was wonderful news too that he will be travelling through Ireland West Airport Knock.

    Earlier this year, Cathaoirleach  Finn had requested that 100,000 euro in funding be set aside by Mayo county council as a contingency fund should Pope Francis visit the Municipal District area of Claremorris. That money is now in place.

    Richard Finn told Midwest News that the councillors are proud to host Pope Francis in their Municipal District.

  • Claremorris-based Councillor Richard Finn is the new Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council.

    The Independent Councillor takes over the chain of office from Westport-based FF Councillor Brendan Mulroy.

    Councillor Finn defeated the FG candidate John O'Hara by 16 votes to 13 at today's AGM.

    At the start of the meeting, a minute's silence was observed to remember the late Detective Garda Colm Horkan from Charlestown who was killed while on duty in Castlerea earlier this month.

    Councillors and staff also applauded Gardai and the emergency services for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • "Stay safe, stay strong and stay separate" - that's the message from the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council in a new appeal, calling on people across  the county to play their part in the fight against Covid-19.

    Mayo County Council, together with the HSE and An Garda Síochána, have launched a new video calling on everyone in Mayo to play their part individually, in a bid to curtail the growing trend of cases.

    Former Mayo footballer Andy Moran and international athlete Maeve Gallagher feature in the video, reminding people to reduce their social contacts, wash hands regularly, wear masks where required and keep a 2 metre distance from others.

    The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Richard Finn says this new appeal calls on everyone across the county to play their part in battling the Covid-10 pandemic.

    The video can be viewed on