Connacht 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

17th century Foxford treasure goes on the market

One of Ireland’s oldest occupied houses, dating back to 1680, is on the market for half a million euros. Foxford’s...

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

‘A bad day for democracy’: Gagged Mayo councillors lash government over planning controversy

Castlebar councillors have hit out at being prevented from discussing contentious mast developments in their area at council meetings. A...

Sunday, 24/01/21 - 8:03am Read More

Cocaine and cash seized in two Mayo towns

Gardaí have seized cocaine worth almost €8,000 and €4,000 in cash in separate searches in Kiltimagh and Claremorris. Members of...

Saturday, 23/01/21 - 8:14pm 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...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 11:05am Read More

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

Man released without charge after seizure of gun and cannabis worth €2,000

Digital Desk Staff A man has been released without charge in Cork, after the seizure of a suspected gun and...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 9:14am Read More

Children may not return to school until close to Easter

Digital Desk Staff Most children will not be back in school next month and may not return to the classroom...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 9:04am Read More

More transparency needed around frontline workers yet to be vaccinated, says IMO

Vivienne Clarke Consultant Matthew Sadlier of the Irish Medical Organisation has called for greater transparency about who has had the...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 8:34am Read More

Buffer zone between the North and the Republic called for by advocacy group

Digital Desk Staff A buffer zone along the Border could be used to stop the spread of Covid-19 between Nothern...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 8:01am Read More

200,000 appointments cancelled for first-time patients due to pandemic

Digital Desk Staff More than 200,000 first-time patients lost out on hospital plans last year as the pandemic pressure meant...

Monday, 25/01/21 - 7:16am Read More