Connacht News

The bank holiday weekend is about to get even sweeter

The recipe for these incredible summer treats had us drooling so much in the Western People newsroom that we thought we should share them with our lovely readers. These Eton Mess Cupcakes are an ideal summer treat and perfect for...

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Department approves extension of south Mayo schools

Two Claremorris primary schools will see their facilities extended following approval for planned developments in each. Local FG TD Alan...

Friday, 30/07/21 - 1:47pm Read More

Exciting Viking archaeological dig experience for local kids

Local kids will be afforded the unique experience of participating in a simulated, controlled archaeological dig at the remains of...

Friday, 30/07/21 - 12:58pm Read More

Mayo street ‘like heading into Beirut’

Walking into a Castlebar street is like ‘heading into Beirut’, according to a local councillor. The issue of rubbish being...

Thursday, 29/07/21 - 4:44pm Read More

Mayo folk encouraged to tune in to new positive ageing podcast

A new podcast, ‘The Old Country’, exploring healthy ageing in Ireland was launched this week. The 12-part series is produced...

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€1million traffic measures for Mayo village

Consultants have been appointed to progress new traffic calming measures at Breaffy Village. It is hoped that the scheme, which...

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Disappointment at delay in €5m Centre of Excellence

Officials from Mayo GAA will be invited to a meeting of Castlebar Municipal District to discuss the proposed Centre of...

Thursday, 29/07/21 - 12:34pm Read More

Mayo town included in national poetry event this September

Poetry Ireland has today announced details of Poetry Town, a new initiative, which will see more than a hundred free...

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Innovative Mayo project included in €2m Creative Climate Action Fund

 Work can progress on a novel project geared transforming one Mayo town’s green space through the use of water thanks...

Thursday, 29/07/21 - 10:35am Read More

Pyrite redress scheme review extended to September

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage have confirmed an extension to the Working Group on the Defective Concrete...

Thursday, 29/07/21 - 9:52am Read More

National News

Irish vaccine rollout overtakes UK as 72.4% of adult population fully vaccinated

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has praised the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in the State, confirming 72.4 per cent of the adult population are now fully vaccinated. On Saturday evening, Mr Martin tweeted rollout of vaccines in the Republic has now...

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Post boxes in Skibbereen go gold to celebrate local Olympic heroes

An Post have paid tribute to Irish Olympians Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy following their gold medal performance earlier this...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 5:44pm Read More

Georgia and Malaysia to be added to hotel quarantine list

The Minister for Heath Stephen Donnelly has confirmed two countries are to be added to Ireland’s list of designated States....

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 4:42pm Read More

Irish woman part of crew that breaks Great Pacific Race world record

Kenneth Fox An Irish woman from Co Mayo has broken a world record along with her two crew mates, after...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 4:01pm Read More

Bishops tell parishes to hold Confirmations and Communions despite guidelines

Digital Desk Staff A number of Bishops are telling their parishes to flout Government guidelines and press ahead with Confirmations...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 3:16pm Read More

Customer care operator allegedly signed for package with €40,000 of drugs

Tom Tuite A customer care worker arrested at his south Dublin home after he allegedly took delivery of a package...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 2:38pm Read More

Covid: ‘Positive uptake’ at walk-in vaccine centres as 1,427 new cases confirmed

Digital Desk Staff Updated at 4pm Taoiseach Micheál Martin has praised the “positive uptake” of Covid-19 vaccinations at walk-in clinics...

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Groups call on Justice Minister to ensure legal aid for marginalised people

Digital Desk Staff Some 45 groups and advocates have called on the Justice Minister Heather Humphreys to ensure that the...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 11:18am Read More

Body of Irishman removed from the sea in Spain

Digital Desk Staff The remains of an Irishman have been removed from the sea in San Sebastián, Spain. As the...

Saturday, 31/07/21 - 9:21am Read More

Report finds there are 125 types of leave teachers can take

Digital Desk Staff There are approximately 125 different types of leave which can be availed of by teachers, and the...

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