‘Phantom Vehicles’ driving without lights

With the clocks gone back and the nights drawing in, there’s been a worrying trend on the road of drivers overly-relying on the use of daytime running lights. You may have seen these drivers — and shaken your head at them. They might think the lights are on, but daytime running lights and always-on dash lights are […]

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Stars of ‘Silent Moves’ launch Mayo Social Inclusion Week 2017

Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week takes place from Monday 16th to 22nd October 2017. The week involves a series of initiatives which will take place throughout Mayo highlighting important work which fosters inclusion and equality. These includes projects which celebrate the diversity of people in County Mayo and showcase the work of organisations that promote […]

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A healthy County, Through the Eyes of a child,

The launch of “Healthy Mayo” took place in Lough Lannagh Holiday Village, Castlebar on Friday 6th October. Minister for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne, TD attended the Launch. She was presented with a learning story by children from Curious Minds Playschool on “Lough Lannagh through the eyes of a child”.  The children’s learning story tells us what […]

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Minister Michael Ring

Ring ‘very proud’ after selection in cabinet

A MAN OF HIS WORD The new Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, hinted in an exclusive interview with The Mayo News on May 29, that Michael Ring may be a member of his front bench, and yesterday he delivered the good news to the Westport TD that he had been chosen as Minister for Community and Rural […]

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foxford housing award


St Michaels Housing project Foxford designed by John Halligan Architects were announced as the ‘Housing project of the Year’ at the Building and Architects of the year awards recently held in Dublin.  The prestigious awards ceremony is an excellent platform for Architects and their buildings, where the rich variety of architecture encompassing all the main […]

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The Community and Council Awards 2017, held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin. February 2017.

County Mayo Shines bright at the 2017 LAMA Awards

Community Representatives and Mayo County Council joined together on Saturday evening 4th February at the annual LAMA awards. The national awards recognise and celebrate community and Councils working together. They provide a great opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work done within our communities between Local authorities and Communities in bringing novel and progressive projects […]

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Primary school

Primary school leads the way in road safety once again

A Primary School in Co. Mayo was the recent setting for the launch of the Junior Road Safety Officer scheme (JRSO) in Ireland and it is one of the first schools to sign up to this new initiative which captures the imagination of children while reinforcing the road safety message. Pupils aged between nine and […]

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Householders and businesses advised to prepare now for winter weather

As winter is now approaching, Mayo County Council wishes to take this opportunity to advise Householders to take the following precautions. Experience has shown that where these precautions have been taken, people have managed to cope satisfactorily even if the weather gets extremely cold. Ensure that all internal water pipes in your home or business […]

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