Connacht News

New facility to open at MUH for Covid-19 assessment

More than 1,300 people in Mayo have tested positive for Covid-19, according to the HSE. As of November 13, 1,360 positive cases from the county were reported to the HSE, a meeting of the Regional Health Forum West heard. Meanwhile,...

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Rock band with two Mayo members nominated for Grammy

Irish band Fontaines DC have been nominated for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the 2021 Grammy Awards. They have been nominated...

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New details emerge about Mayo nursing home with Covid outbreak

A high number of staff remain on leave from a HSE nursing home in Ballina that experienced a recent Covid-19...

Tuesday, 24/11/20 - 4:40pm Read More

Homeless numbers in Mayo laid bare

Mayo County Council has revealed that it has seen 86 homeless presentations so far in 2020. The numbers were revealed...

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Despair as Mayo flood relief scheme requires further assessment

River Deel
There’s despair this morning with the revelation that the long awaited River Deel Flood Relief Scheme is to be subject...

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eir reveals extension to its 5G network in Mayo

eir has announced that its 5G mobile network is now available to more than 45% of the population of Ireland,...

Tuesday, 24/11/20 - 2:26pm Read More

WATCH: Local kids raise spirits with breathtaking performance of an upbeat classic

A group of local performers from the Centre Stage Vocal Academy got together (virtually) over the summer to record a...

Tuesday, 24/11/20 - 2:03pm Read More

Birthday bash planning kicks off for Ballina’s 300th anniversary

Planning is officially underway for Ballina’s 300th anniversary in 2023 and an appeal is being issued for public participation. Ballina...

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Mayo man named new chair of research and scholarship institute

Ballina native Dr Peter Heffernan is the new chair of the Council of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS)....

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Ireland West Airport Knock welcomes financial support from Mayo County Council

Financial backing of €150,000 for Ireland West Airport Knock was included in yesterday’s adopted Mayo County Council budget for 2021....

Tuesday, 24/11/20 - 10:26am Read More

National News

Ryan ‘ashamed’ as number of pristine rivers in Ireland has fallen from 500 to 20

James Cox Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has said he is ashamed at the findings of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report which shows the number of pristine rivers in Ireland has fallen from 500 to 20 in 30...

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Calls for Carlow school to apologise for comments to female students

Digital Desk Staff Calls are being made for a Carlow school to apologise after female students were told to not...

Wednesday, 25/11/20 - 9:53am Read More

Cork school to close for two weeks due to Covid outbreak

Digital Desk Staff A school in Cork has been forced to shut for 14 days after an outbreak of Covid-19...

Wednesday, 25/11/20 - 9:15am Read More

McEntee refusal to answer Woulfe questions ‘dangerous for democracy’ says TD

Vivienne Clarke Sinn Féin TD Pádraig MacLochlainn has said that the refusal of the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee to...

Wednesday, 25/11/20 - 8:54am Read More

Eir to address 60% rise in complaints before Oireachtas Committee

Digital Desk Staff Official complaints about Eir jumped by 62 per cent between July and September compared to same period...

Wednesday, 25/11/20 - 8:37am Read More

Study finds 15% of Irish adults experience rape in their lifetime

Muireann Duffy Fifteen per cent of Irish adults have been raped at some point in their life, according to a...

Wednesday, 25/11/20 - 7:54am Read More

Nphet meet today to discuss Level 5 exit recommendations

Digital Desk Staff The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) will meet this morning to consider whether the country should...

Wednesday, 25/11/20 - 7:02am Read More

Man shot through front door in Derry

Digital Desk Staff A man has been shot through the front door of his home in Co Derry. The PSNI...

Wednesday, 25/11/20 - 6:33am Read More

Joe Biden: Irish border must remain open after Brexit

John Besley, PA US President-elect Joe Biden has stressed the importance of keeping the Irish border open following Brexit. Speaking...

Wednesday, 25/11/20 - 6:21am Read More

6,000 sign petition after school tells female pupils to ‘avoid tight leggings’

By Michelle Devane and James Ward, PA An online anti-sexism petition accusing a secondary school of telling female students not...

Tuesday, 24/11/20 - 9:55pm Read More