Peter Hynes

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Mayo County Council

Two county councillors in Mayo have been found to have breached the code of conduct for councillors by the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo(...)

“Tale of the Tongs”, from Spirit of Place, in Inisturk.   Photograph: spiritofplace-design.com

I’m out on the headland at Kilcummin, in north Co Mayo, looking for art. It’s a bright, cold winter’s day, and signage has guided me through the tiny (...)

Castlebar, Co Mayo. The council has confirmed that Opensparkz will not be buying the property in the town, throwing a question mark over the job-creation plan

Plans to create more than 200 jobs in the west of Ireland are in doubt after the sale of a property earmarked for the project fell through. Openspark(...)

 Former President Mary Robinson. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of Mayo County Council have voted to purchase the childhood home of former president Mary Robinson in Ballina for use as Ireland’s first presi(...)

Aerial view: Westport House and the Italian Gardens in 1912. Photograph: Westport House/Phocus

On the last day of January, at the historic Westport House, in Co Mayo, there was a press conference to announce the surprise news that, almost a year(...)

The Mary Robinson Centre is in Ballina, Co Mayo, the former president’s home town.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus.

The Mary Robinson Centre in the former president’s home town of Ballina, Co Mayo, is no vanity project as some, including UCD history professor Diarma(...)

A contamination alert on a water scheme which supplies 46,500 consumers in Co Mayo has been lifted.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A contamination alert on a water scheme which supplies 46,500 consumers in Co Mayo has been lifted. Mayo County Council confirmed on Tuesday that it (...)

A boil water notice affecting some 46,500 people across half of Co Mayo remains in place, following detection of the microscopic parasite during routine sampling late last week. File photograph: Getty Images

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to undertake an audit of Mayo’s Lough Mask water treatment plant on Tuesday to try and determine the caus(...)

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are investigating the cause of cryptosporidium contamination which has affected drinking water supplies for almost 47,000 people across south Co Mayo. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Irish Water and Mayo County Council are investigating the cause of cryptosporidium contamination which has affected drinking water supplies for almost(...)

 Westport House: the Nama loan attached to the estate is valued at about €1 million

Westport House may be sold to a “benevolent investor” committed to maintaining it as a tourist attraction, if negotiations involving the State and the(...)

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