Western News

Water mains repairs ongoing following disruption in Mayo town

Repair works are ongoing in Westport following an unexpected disruption to the water supply in areas throughout the town. Irish Water has confirmed that mains repair works are ongoing and may cause supply disruptions to Newport Road, Carraholly, Sandyhill, Carrownalurgan,...

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New primary care centre planned for Mayo town

Plans are in place for a new primary care centre in Ballindine. Last year, planning permission was granted to Colm...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 12:55pm Read More

Women and children of the west faced ‘appalling’ conditions in Tuam home

By Majella Loftus The final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes is harrowing, and at...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 6:35am Read More

Ambitious plan unveiled to pitch North Mayo to the world

The international branding of North Mayo as the Salmon Tech Valley and the development of Ballina as Ireland’s market town...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 6:22am Read More

Just a thought: Obama’s book says much about Trump years

By Fr Brendan Hoban I’ve just read Barack Obama’s best-selling book, A Promised Land, the opening volume of his reflections...

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More snow coming to the west, warns Met Éireann

Large swathes of Mayo and the west of Ireland have woken to a dusting of snow this morning and Met...

Sunday, 24/01/21 - 8:32am Read More

Mayo woman prepares for epic challenge 10,000 miles from home

A Kilkelly woman was heartbroken when she couldn’t return home from Australia after her mother suffered a stroke but she’s...

Sunday, 24/01/21 - 8:04am Read More

National News

Gardaí and HSE warn against Covid vaccine scams

Gardaí, the HSE and the Department of Health are urging the public to be aware of potential scams relating to the Covid-19 vaccine. Gardaí have received reports in recent days of people receiving fraudulent text messages and calls relating to...

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‘If we see a gap in defences, we will close it’ says Ryan as joint-approach talks with UK continue

Vivienne Clarke The Minister for Transport and Green Party leader Eamon Ryan has said that the Irish Government will work...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 11:27am Read More

Govt proposals to quarantine some arrivals ‘absolutely insufficient’ – Opposition leader

By Cate McCurry, PA The leader of Sinn Féin has said the Government needs to introduce mandatory quarantine for all...

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Gardaí install checkpoints on non-essential airport travel in new operation

Gardaí stopped vehicles making their way to several airports across the country over the weekend, in a new operation that...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 10:46am Read More

HSE chief says testing of close contacts could resume this week

Digital Desk Staff Testing of close contacts of confirmed Covid-19 cases could resume this week, the head of the HSE...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 10:13am Read More

Western Sport

Two Mayomen named in Ireland’s Six Nations squad

Mayo natives Dave Heffernan and Caelan Doris have been included in Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad for the upcoming Six Nations campaign. Ireland’s 36-man squad for the tournament, which begins on Saturday, February 6, was released this morning. Ireland begin their...

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Higgins announces his inter-county retirement

Keith Higgins has announced his decision to step away from the Mayo senior football panel. He becomes the sixth member...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 5:12pm Read More

Kelly looking forward while reflecting on past glories

By Keith O’Dwyer Just over a decade has passed since Sligo Rovers won the first of three FAI Cups in...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 11:54am Read More

New appointment signals fresh beginning for Mayo ladies football

The tentative first steps out of a turbulent, difficult and bitterly divisive period for Mayo ladies football were taken last...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 12:29pm Read More

Mayo GAA secures new jersey sponsors

Mayo GAA have announced a new commercial partnership with Portwest which will see the Westport-based workwear company name emblazoned on...

Friday, 22/01/21 - 8:37am Read More