Connacht News

‘My family feared I was going to die’

James Cox For many, long Covid is just something they have read or heard about in passing but people all across the country are suffering with the condition and the uncertainty it brings. As doctors and researchers learn more about...

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Mayo community has long-standing boil water notice lifted

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irish Water can confirm that the Boil Water Notice impacting customers supplied...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 1:01am Read More

Mayo criminals use facemasks as a disguise

Face masks are proving to be a useful disguise for shoplifters. Supt Joe McKenna told a meeting of the Mayo...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 12:46am Read More

Missing man is found safe and well

Nicolas Couch has been located safe and well. He had been missing from the Athenry area of Galway since September...

Friday, 24/09/21 - 5:31pm Read More

Residents terrorised during All-Ireland Final day riot

House and car windows were smashed during an ‘all-out battle’ in a Castlebar housing estate. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne read...

Friday, 24/09/21 - 2:42pm Read More

Stunning private Mayo island sold

Build and they will come; but golfer Nick Faldo never managed it on the Mayo island of Bartragh, as the...

Friday, 24/09/21 - 1:43pm Read More

Ballina native named new chief of Law Society of Ireland

A native of Ballina is set to become the new director-general of the Law Society. Mark Garrett, who is currently...

Friday, 24/09/21 - 12:36pm Read More

Live music takes centre stage at Ballina Fringe Festival next month

Ballina band, Billow Wood
Live music is back in from the cold this autumn, and Ballina Fringe Festival is making the most of it!...

Friday, 24/09/21 - 10:46am Read More

North Mayo water supply secured with mains upgrade completion

There’s good news for Mayo’s water network with more than 4km of ageing and damaged water mains replaced in Attymass....

Friday, 24/09/21 - 9:46am Read More

Finance secured for €150m Mayo wind farm project

Bord na Móna and ESB have announced that financial close has been reached on the €150m Oweninny project in North Mayo. ...

Friday, 24/09/21 - 9:14am Read More

National News

Budget 2022: Hairdressers urge permanent VAT rate of 9% and subsidy for trainees

Hairdressers in Ireland have urged the Government to set a permanent VAT rate of nine per cent and introduce a subsidy for trainees, as the sector seeks to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Irish Hairdressers Federation on Monday launches...

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Extra bank holiday planned to recognise Covid frontline workers

Government plans for an extra bank holiday are at an advanced stage, according to The Irish Examiner. The extra bank...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 8:42pm Read More

Patience urged ahead of opening of North’s £100 voucher scheme

By Rebecca Black, PA Patience has been urged ahead of the opening of the highly anticipated High Street voucher scheme...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 6:44pm Read More

Dr Tony Holohan says ‘now is the right time’ to ease Covid measures in primary schools

By Rebecca Black, PA Covid-19 contact tracing is set to stop in childcare and primary schools in Ireland. Chief medical...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 5:35pm Read More

Donegal man who died of Covid laid to rest in his hometown

The late Joe McCarron will be remembered, treasured and loved, mourners heard at his funeral Mass on Sunday. The 67-year-old...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 4:54pm Read More

Galway man forced out of school due to bullying shares personal story

James Cox Galway man Chris Sherlock is a broadcaster with Flirt FM but another important role he plays is raising...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 4:25pm Read More

Man arrested as gardaí seize €166,900 worth of cannabis in Lucan

Gardaí have arrested a man and seized €166,900 in suspected cannabis herb and another €8,000 in cash following searches in...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 2:41pm Read More

Covid: 1,459 new cases ahead of changes to contact tracing in schools

A further 1,459 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been notified in the Republic. By 8am on Sunday, there were 296...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 2:37pm Read More

Mixed reaction to DUP call for unionists to ‘work together’ in next election

By Rebecca Black, PA There has been a mixed reaction to a call by DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson for...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 12:59pm Read More

Last day of mild temperatures as cooler weather brings ‘shock to the system’

Today will be the last of mild temperatures according to Met Éireann, as the arrival of cooler weather in Ireland...

Sunday, 26/09/21 - 12:23pm Read More