Connacht News

Mayo hero symbolically brought home 100 years after brutal murder

A poignant ceremony has taken place in Ballina to commemorate one of the most tragic incidents the town has witnessed in its long history. A new mural and commemorative plaque in memory of local man Michael Tolan were unveiled at...

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Mayo and Sligo had very different experiences of the Covid pandemic

Mayo recorded the highest number of deaths from Covid-19 per head of population, writes Keith Bourke. New figures from Central...

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1916 hero recalled as wheel of history turns full circle for Mayo Association in Dublin

Westport native Bernardine MacBride-Walsh has been elected chairperson of the Mayo Association Dublin at a virtual annual general meeting last...

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Boardwalk and outdoor classroom will be part of six-acre park in Mayo town

Phase one of Kiltimagh’s Emigrant Park could be open by the end of next year with the project submitted for...

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Help find trailer stolen from Charlestown

Thieves cut a lock into a slatted house and stole an Ifor Williams trailer from a Charlestown farm last night....

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Calls for campus to be named after legendary Mayo GAA player and educationalist

A Castlebar municipal councillor has called for the new Mayo College of Further Education to be named after the late...

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Mayo credit union will have assets of almost €0.25 billion after merger

  History was made on Tuesday, April 27, when members of Mayo-based First Choice Credit Union attended their very first...

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New figures reveal shortage of family homes in Mayo’s main towns

There are currently fewer than 100 family homes for sale in Mayo’s four principal towns. Figures from property website daft.ie...

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Mayo man raffles Dublin penthouse for price of a train ticket

Mayo native John Goodwin is the latest property owner to use an online raffle platform as a more creative means...

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Award-winning writer to judge Wild Atlantic Words short story competition

The  2021 Wild Atlantic Words literary festival short story competition will be judged by award-winning writer, John Patrick McHugh. Founded...

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National News

Gardaí arrest man in connection with assault in Louth

Digital Desk Staff Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with the alleged assault and false imprisonment of two men in Co Louth. It is understood that the victims aged in their 20s and 30s were held against their will...

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Human rights watchdog concerned about trafficking into Ireland

SHAUNA BOWERS Human trafficking into Ireland for prostitution has remained hugely problematic during the Covid-19 pandemic, the State’s human rights...

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Steve Aiken resigns as Ulster Unionist Party leader

David Young, PA Ulster Unionist leader Steve Aiken has announced his resignation, but will remain in the position until a...

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Arrivals into Dublin Airport increase despite mandatory hotel quarantine

Arrivals into Dublin Airport increased by 6 per cent last week despite the State’s mandatory hotel quarantine system for passengers...

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Eoghan Harris involvement in fake Twitter account discovered due to poll data leak

Eoghan Harris’ involvement in an anonymous Twitter account was uncovered when the account shared details of a united Ireland poll...

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Pictures: Darkness Into Light marches on despite Covid

People all around the county marked the annual Pieta Darkness Into Light fundraiser by walking, running and swimming as dawn...

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Three hospitalised after Monaghan collision

Three people have been taken to hospital following a serious road traffic collision in Co Monaghan on Friday. The two...

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses following serious assault in Charleville

Muireann Duffy Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a series assault in Co Cork on Friday. The incident took place...

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Covid: Serial testing in nursing homes to be phased out

Serial testing for Covid-19 will be phased out in nursing homes as the protection from vaccinations has “virtually eliminated” deaths...

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Group of restaurants plan to open on June 2nd in breach of Covid restrictions

A group of restaurants and cafés is planning to reopen on June 2nd in breach of Covid-19 regulations. The social...

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