Connacht News

Sadness following passing of one of handball’s greatest

There is sadness throughout GAA Handball circles and across the whole county as Peter McGee, Sandmount, Newport, has passed away. Peter is one of GAA Handball’s all-time greats, winning a total of 17 Senior All-Ireland titles, in particular specialising in...

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Funeral details for man who died in workplace accident announced

Funeral details for a Co Roscommon man who died tragically in a workplace accident in the Tibohine area on Thursday...

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Mayo pharmaceutical company staff give back to community

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company that employs approximately 1,400 at its manufacturing site in Westport, recently celebrated its seventh annual...

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WATCH: Town in the west completely flooded after storm

A town in the west was completely flooded yesterday evening after a torrential downpour. Journalist Eoghan Murphy shared footage on...

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Mayo family raise over €11k for charity

Last October, mother of two, Dorothy Biesty from Ballyhaunis was diagnosed with Breast Cancer but thankfully due to the incredible...

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Celebration time at the Jackie Clarke Collection

Celebrations will be in full flow this week at the Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina, read their full statement below:...

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Event in Mayo town for Heritage Week

Heritage Week takes place from August 13 to 21 with a wide range of events planned for across the country....

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€180k worth of drugs seized in the west

Nine kilos of cannabis was seized in the west following a search yesterday (Sunday) under Operation Tara. Gardaí attached to...

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Enniscrone-based actor brings topical show to Ballina Arts Centre

By Paul O’Malley An Enniscrone-based actor is set to bring a powerful, well-researched and highly topical show to the Ballina...

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Mayo woman creates history over the weekend

A Mayo woman made history over the weekend as she became the first female to officiate a men’s GAA match...

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National News

Johnny Sexton’s firm’s profits soar to almost €3m after bumper year off the field

Gordon Deegan Accumulated profits at the management company owned by Ireland’s rugby captain, Johnny Sexton last year increased by almost €350,000 to €2.793 million. Last month, Sexton led Ireland to an historic test series victory over the All-Blacks and new...

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Black prison officer racially abused by prisoners fails in race discrimination case

Gordon Deegan A black prison officer racially abused by prisoners has failed in his race discrimination case against the Minister...

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National Ploughing firm sees losses of €1.25 million during pandemic years

Gordon Deegan The company that operates the National Ploughing Championships recorded combined losses of €1.25 million during the two pandemic...

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Garda numbers must be boosted to deal with rising demands – Harris

Cate McCurry, PA Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has said there needs to be an increase in the number of gardai...

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Investigation launched after man’s body discovered off Donegal coast

Stephen Maguire Gardaí are investigating the death of a man aged in his 70s whose body was found washed up...

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Council refuses seven-story apartments on Terenure College’s former playing pitches

Gordon Deegan Dublin City Council has refused planning permission to contentious plans for a seven-storey high 364 unit ‘build to...

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Ambulance response times threatened by staffing crisis

Kenneth Fox Urgent and emergency services are threatened by a staffing crisis in the ambulance service, endangering targets for responding...

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Gardaí begin wearing new uniforms from today

Gardaí are sporting new style today, as they introduce an updated version of their uniform. This is only the third...

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Witnesses of ‘vicious’ assault in Limerick urged to contact Gardaí

David Raleigh Gardaí have appealed for witnesses of a “vicious” and “unprovoked” assault on a man in Limerick City last...

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Pro-IRA chants, Parachute Regiment flags spark outrage in North

By Rebecca Black, PA There have been calls for political leadership after a series of incidents across the weekend, including...

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