Connacht News

Mayo girl sings with Ed Sheeran on Toy Show

A young Mayo girl’s dreams came true during the Late Late Toy Show on RTE 1 on Friday night as she was joined on stage by one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Ed Sheeran. Hailey Golden, a second-year student...

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Eircom to appeal mast refusal for Mayo beauty spot

BY KEITH BOURKE   Mayo County Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a controversial telecommunications mast has been appealed...

Sunday, 28/11/21 - 8:10am Read More

Win €10,000 worth of gift cards with Woodies this Christmas

Last Christmas, Woodie’s introduced us to the endearing Mrs Higgins and we all shed a tear or two at how...

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Death announced of well known Mayo priest

The death has taken place of Fr Pat O’Brien, a native of Claremorris and parish priest of Caherlistrane in Co...

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Profound sadness at passing of ‘a child that awoke a town’

There is profound sadness in Tubbercurry and the surrounding areas at the passing of Margaret Killoran, daughter of the popular...

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Kids’ drama group to stage musical for two worthy causes

Ballina’s brilliant Kilmoremoy Kids Drama Group makes a very welcome return to the stage of Ballina Arts Centre with its...

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Comedy legend Tommy Tiernan is coming to Mayo

Tommy Tiernan is back onstage with his brand new stand-up show ‘tomfoolery’, which a high-energy mix of outrageous ideas and...

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Mayo carers feted at Netwatch Family Carer of the Year Awards

A Bonniconlon teenager and Claremorris mother of four have been honoured at the 2021 annual Netwatch Family Carer of the...

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Gardaí investigating burglary that occurred this morning

Gardaí are investigating a burglary that occurred at a property in Hollymount this morning. It is understood it occurred between...

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Great sadness following passing of young girl in East Mayo

Warm tributes have been paid following the tragic passing of a young girl in the east Mayo area. 7-year-old Miyah...

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National News

Omicron may already be in Ireland, says Staines

Muireann Duffy The new variant of Covid-19, Omicron, may already be in Ireland, just it has not yet been found due to lack of genetic sequencing, according to a leading health expert. Anthony Staines, Professor of Health Systems at Dublin...

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‘Government’s subsidised antigen tests must be rolled out with proper information’

James Cox The rollout of subsidised Covid-19 rapid antigen testing must go along with an information campaign about their use,...

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HSE apologises after waits of up to five hours for Covid booster shot

The HSE has apologised to people left waiting for up to five hours for their Covid-19 booster shot on Saturday...

Saturday, 27/11/21 - 10:31pm Read More

Nphet meeting over further measures to ‘mitigate’ arrival of Omicron variant

The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) is meeting this weekend to consider further measures to “mitigate against the arrival”...

Saturday, 27/11/21 - 9:41pm Read More

Thousands march in Dublin to protest Covid public health measures

Several thousand people protested in Dublin on Saturday afternoon against vaccine passports and other Covid-19 public health measures. They marched...

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No evidence to suggest vaccines will not work on Omicron variant – Nphet member

There is currently no evidence to suggest that Covid-19 vaccines will not work against the Omicron variant, a member of...

Saturday, 27/11/21 - 4:48pm Read More

Declaration opposing Northern Ireland Protocol signed in 250 Orange Halls

By Rebecca Black, PA A declaration has been signed at hundreds of locations across Northern Ireland urging British prime minister...

Saturday, 27/11/21 - 3:30pm Read More

Tributes to school principal who died after car was hit by falling tree

By Rebecca Black, PA Tributes have been paid to a “renowned educationalist” who died after his car was struck by...

Saturday, 27/11/21 - 3:13pm Read More

Munster work to get squad back from South Africa but face fixture disruption

Muireann Duffy Munster players and staff are facing quarantine and a fixture disruption as they remain stuck in South Africa...

Saturday, 27/11/21 - 1:09pm Read More

Covid: 4,791 new cases confirmed, over 60s and healthcare workers queue for boosters

Muireann Duffy The Department of Health has confirmed 4,791 new cases of Covid-19 as concerns over the new Omicron variant...

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