Connacht News

Transatlantic cable to make landfall on Mayo beach later this year

A transatlantic fibre optic cable is set to land on the Mayo coastline later this year, in September or October. The American Europe Connect 2 (AEC-2) subsea fibre optic cable is currently at the license application stage for a foreshore...

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Covid hooks Christina up to old hobby that’s got her family covered

At 92 years of age, Ballina resident Christina O’Halloran has been the greatest source of inspiration to her six children,...

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Masterplan offers potential for restoration of a historic Mayo site

Work is ongoing as part of a masterplan which aims to develop a national Nature Reserve for Moorehall, Lough Carra...

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Overbridge planned for notorious railway crossing

An application to upgrade a dangerous railway junction which has been the scene of numerous accidents could be submitted next...

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Another win in war against drugs as Mayo gardaí seize cash and cannabis

A substantial amount of cash together with suspected cannabis have been seized by gardaí in Ballina. Members of An Garda...

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‘Gloriously remote’ Mayo beach listed among Top 20 in Europe

A Mayo beach at the centre of a controversial development plan has been included in Lonely Planet’s Top 20 best...

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Plans for Mayo’s latest Aldi store are delayed

A decision on Aldi’s plans to open a supermarket in Ballyhaunis has been postponed after planners at Mayo County Council...

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Another major drugs seizure in the West

Gardaí in Roscommon have seized an estimated €123,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis herb and arrested a man following a...

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Deep sorrow as revered Mayo sporting family mourns young mum

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There is deep sadness in the Ballina community and Mayo sporting circles following news of the passing of the fondly...

Friday, 26/02/21 - 6:57pm Read More

Eirtrade expansion marks anniversary of A380’s arrival

Exactly a year after Eirtrade brought the world’s largest passenger aircraft to Ireland West Airport the company has been given...

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National News

Stormont ministers to discuss final details of lockdown exit strategy

By David Young, PA Stormont ministers will convene on Monday to discuss final details of Northern Ireland’s lockdown exit strategy. There is uncertainty whether the plan also will be made public on Monday – as ministers had originally intended –...

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Stormont minister to face scrutiny over port checks construction halt

By David Young, PA A controversial decision to halt work on permanent inspection posts for Brexit port checks in Northern...

Monday, 01/03/21 - 6:25am Read More

Cork farm deaths: Gardaí contacted one of brothers before murder-suicide

James Cox The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has confirmed it will review a murder-suicide incident in north Cork, after...

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 9:58pm Read More

Man missing and young child rescued during Kildare kayaking incident

By Cate McCurry, PA A man has gone missing after a young child was rescued during a kayaking incident in...

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 8:53pm Read More

Gardaí break up gathering of around 200 people at Limerick cemetery

David Raleigh Gardaí are to prepare files for the Director of Public Prosecutions after they dispersed a large group of...

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 8:44pm Read More

INTO confident of ‘more robust’ school testing and tracing

James Cox The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) says it is confident there will be a more robust Covid-19 testing...

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 8:18pm Read More

Gsoc question garda over alleged drug dealing

Digital Desk Staff The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission will prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions after questioning...

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More reasons for hope than any time in last year, says Glynn

By Cate McCurry, PA There are “more concrete reasons” for hope and optimism now than at any time over the...

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 7:22pm Read More

‘Dublin riot reinforces need for early vaccination of gardaí’ – GRA

James Cox The Garda Representative Association (GRA) believes Saturday’s “rioting in Dublin reinforces the need for early vaccination of gardaí”....

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 7:07pm Read More

Covid-19: Six further deaths, 612 additional cases

James Cox Six additional Covid-19 related deaths and 612 additional cases have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland. All...

Sunday, 28/02/21 - 5:13pm Read More