Connacht News

Ballina fire sees traffic diverted

A fire broke out above McKane’s Pharmacy on O’Rahilly Street in Ballina’s town centre shortly after 1pm today. Firefighters and Gardaí are attending the scene. Workers in the buildings next door to the premises were evacuated and pedestrians told to...

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Mayo local named on Teachers Inspire shortlist

Declan Quinn
Knock resident, Declan Quinn, has been named on the shortlist for the inaugural Teachers Inspire Ireland initiative. The initiative, which...

Friday, 20/09/19 - 1:59pm Read More

Belmullet IWA houses shortlisted for award

The An Fraoch development.
A Belmullet housing development is among 30 nationwide that have been shortlisted for the prestigious Allianz Community Housing Awards 2019....

Friday, 20/09/19 - 1:17pm Read More

Elderly Ballina lady targeted by stone-throwers

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Ballina locals are being urged to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour they may observe in the French Lane area...

Friday, 20/09/19 - 12:58pm Read More

Elderly man knocked down in alleged Ballina hit and run

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Gardaí in Ballina are looking for the public’s assistance in the investigation of an alleged hit and run road traffic...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 7:16pm Read More

Funeral arrangements announced for Brendan Kilduff

The funeral of Brendan Kilduff will take place this Saturday at The Church of Saint John The Baptist, Knock.  Mr...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 4:24pm Read More

Westport businessmen among Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

A Westport businessman has secured a national prize at the final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition. Sean McGarry of...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 3:57pm Read More

Mayo plagued by wasps this summer

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A leading Irish pest control company says wasp infestations are on the rise nationally since 2017 with Mayo accounting for...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 2:29pm Read More

Ballyhaunis farmers agree to let sheep into meat plant

Protestors outside Dawn Meats in Ballyhaunis last night agreed to allow sheep into the factory, although they assure no cattle...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 1:55pm Read More

Local Link bus a ‘lifeline’ for Ballycroy

Perhaps remembered as the location of the 1982 film The Ballroom of Romance or as the home of the Wild...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 10:53am Read More

National News

A third of Irish people have lost money to fraud, new survey reveals

The average sum of money stolen in Ireland by fraudsters from older people is €1,320, according to a new survey. A new FraudSMART survey from Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) today reveals that over one-third of Irish people say...

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Hope for ‘new era’ for beef industry as picketing ends across the country

Picketing by beef farmers has ended across the country. It looks like the long-running dispute over cattle prices is reaching...

Monday, 23/09/19 - 7:55am Read More

Yellow rainfall warning for three counties with risk of spot flooding

Met Éireann have issued a status yellow rainfall warning for three counties. The warning, for Cavan, Donegal and Leitrim, is...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 9:40pm Read More

Winner €5.3m Lotto jackpot urged to ‘stay calm’ and keep ticket in safe place

The winner of last night’s €5.3m Lotto jackpot is being urged to keep their ticket in a safe place. A...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 9:20pm Read More

Jean-Claude Juncker’s comments on border checks slammed

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett has slammed comments by Jean Claude Juncker on the border. The European Commission...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 9:10pm Read More

Family of missing 21-year-old from Dublin ‘very concerned for her wellbeing’

Gardaí in Dun Laoghaire are appealing for help in locating a missing 21-year-old woman. Shauna Mullins is missing from her...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 6:40pm Read More

Car involved in fatal Cavan collision recovered from canal

Garda forensic collision investigators at the scene at the Ballinamore canal, in Co Cavan. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire The car...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 4:00pm Read More

ESB to reinstate Longford power plant 3 months after it closed over environmental concerns

The ESB is to return Lough Ree power plant in Co. Longford to service. The plant in Lanesborough closed in...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 1:05pm Read More

Water outage hits west Dublin after lightning strike at pumping station

A major water outage is affecting parts of West Dublin. It comes after a suspected lightning strike to a pumping...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 12:25pm Read More

Taoiseach to discuss Brexit with Johnson and Tusk at UN

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is heading to New York today for a global gathering of the United Nations General Assembly...

Sunday, 22/09/19 - 9:40am Read More