Connacht News

Blowing in the wind

Aerial shot of the Oweninny wind farm site taken at dawn on June 28 last.
The ESB sent us this fascinating video of the Oweninny wind farm site in north Mayo as completion of the first phase of the development drew to a close in recent weeks. Blades on the 29 installed turbines should start...

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Mayo beauties contest Miss Universe Ireland final

Mayo women are world class and that’s official. The county is set to be more than well represented in the...

Tuesday, 02/07/19 - 4:13pm Read More

Ballina earmarked for area sludge hub

Irish Water has confirmed that the existing wastewater treatment plant at picturesque Belleek in Ballina is one of five sites...

Monday, 10/06/19 - 12:14pm Read More

Padraig Carney – the star of Mayo’s team of 1950/51 – has passed away

The star of Mayo’s last All-Ireland winning senior football team – and the man who became known to a generation...

Sunday, 09/06/19 - 8:02pm Read More

Local input sought for Moy Estuary plan

Image of the Quay in Ballina, located on the Moy Estuary
A major new study of the commercial, tourism and community/social potential of the Moy Estuary in north Mayo/west Sligo is being undertaken and...

Tuesday, 04/06/19 - 1:20pm Read More

Flanagan, Walsh, and Carthy complete Midlands North West line-up

Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Fine Gael’s Maria Walsh and Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy completed the Midlands North West European election...

Wednesday, 29/05/19 - 9:34pm Read More

Battle lines drawn for fourth seat in Westport

No candidate has yet been elected in the Westport Local Election Area following the first count. The total poll was...

Sunday, 26/05/19 - 1:43pm Read More

Slow progress in Ballymote-Tubber count

Ballymote-Tubber area candidate Joe Queenan (Ind) at the Sligo count centre in Summerhill College.
The first day of the local election count in Sligo’s Summerhill College proved a long and relatively fruitless one for...

Sunday, 26/05/19 - 12:51pm Read More

Swinford status quo maintained as four councillors regain seats

Four sitting councillors have been re-elected to the Swinford Municipal Authority and thus, all four seats in the district have...

Saturday, 25/05/19 - 8:51pm Read More

Kilcoyne and Gavin re-elected following first count in Castlebar

Independent sitting councillor Michael Kilcoyne and Fianna Fail’s Blackie Gavin have both been elected to Castlebar Municipal Authority on the...

Saturday, 25/05/19 - 7:09pm Read More

National News

Rising economy sees increase in cocaine use

Cocaine is the third most-used illegal drug in Ireland after opiates and cannabis. 17% of all people treated for drug addiction had a problem with cocaine. Those addicted to opiates remained the largest group at 45%, while one in four...

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447 people waiting for beds in hospitals around the country

There are 447 admitted patients waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 317 are waiting in...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 10:40am Read More

Investment fund lanched to create Ireland’s largest residential care group

A new healthcare investment fund has been launched which will result in the creation of Ireland’s largest residential care group....

Monday, 22/07/19 - 10:10am Read More

Fewer students travelling to US with J1 visas

Changes in regulations could be having a ‘massive impact’ on the number of students getting J1 visas, according to the...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 10:00am Read More

Gardaí investigating car robberies in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating a number of car thefts in the Lucan area. Last Wednesday and Thursday night, two vehicles were...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 9:45am Read More

Study underway of common toad found in Dublin

Rob Gandola, senior science officer with the Herpetological Society of Ireland (HSI) has told of the importance of having a...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 9:05am Read More

‘There were children crying, people with frightened faces’: Priest describes scene as man drove through graveyard

Photo: @Simonc46176551/PA Wire Fr Mark O’Hagan, parish priest of St Patrick’s parish, Dundalk, has said it was the frightened faces...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 8:35am Read More

Over 47,000 children on waiting lists to see specialist in Dublin

The failure to recruit hospital consultants has led to more than 47,000 children waiting to see a specialist at the...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 7:45am Read More

Calls to ban sale of e-cigarettes to children

The Government is being urged to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to children. Irish doctors and consultants are calling for...

Monday, 22/07/19 - 7:15am Read More

Gardaí ‘extremely concerned’ for safety of missing Dublin teen

Gardaí are appealing to the public for help as they search for a missing teenager from Dublin. Dylan Kinsella, 15,...

Sunday, 21/07/19 - 6:40pm Read More