Connacht News

Nominations open for Mayo Garda Youth Awards

Group at Mayo Garda Youth Awards launch
By Keith Bourke Garda Commissioner Drew Harris launched the second annual Mayo Garda Youth Awards on Friday. The Commissioner was at Breaffy House to launch the awards which showcase the positive contribution young people are making in their communities. The event has also proven successful in...

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West Mayo councillors reject proposed GMA cuts

A Westport councillor has accused Mayo County Council of ‘moving the goalposts’ over the ringfencing of parking charges for the...

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Achill Islanders gather to learn about direct provision system

As a protest continued outside the Achill Head Hotel on Sunday, around 50 people gathered in Keel Hall, Achill Island,...

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Five Mayo projects qualify for BT Young Scientist Final

Five Mayo projects have qualified as finalists for the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The students will join...

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Family has spent eight years in Direct Provision limbo

When Agyueiwaa Owusu and her three children entered the direct provision centre in Ballyhaunis, she thought they would stay there...

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Book award shortlisting for aspiring Ballina astronaut

Ballina scientist astronaut candidate and author, Dr Norah Patten
The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2019 features Mayo native Norah Patten whose children’s book “Shooting for...

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Magnificent Nephin impresses in community calendar

The beauty of Nephin is showcased in a 2020 calendar which has been organised and designed by locals of Lahardane...

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Missing pensioner found “safe and well” died later in hospital

An elderly man who was found alive after he went missing for over 24 hours from his home in Lissadrone,...

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Drive4Jenna Lip Sync raises €35k as campaign continues

A fundraising event brought in €35,000 from ticket sales, donations and sponsors to help purchase an adapted vehicle for an...

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Ballina’s Victoria House comes into State ownership

Artist's impression of what Victoria House will look like once redeveloped as the Mary Robinson Centre.
Ballina’s historic Victoria House was officially handed over to the State yesterday, Monday, November 4, for development as the Mary Robinson Centre...

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National News

Gardaí seize almost €1.5m of cocaine in Drogheda

Gardaí have seized almost €1.5m worth of cocaine in Co. Louth. The cocaine seized by gardaí today. Pic: Garda Press Office Officers stopped a vehicle at the Donore Road Industrial Estate in Drogheda at around 12.35pm today and searched it....

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President Higgins to attend special screening of climate change film at conference in Cork

President Michael D. Higgins will attend an Intergenerational Conference in Cork on Wednesday to give a keynote address on climate...

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Judge to be appointed ‘by end of week’ on NI abuse compensation panel

By Press Association A judge to lead the panel overseeing compensation payments for institutional abuse victims in Northern Ireland will...

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GoSafe speed camera operators suspend strike action

GoSafe speed camera van operators have suspended their industrial action. Their union SIPTU said it is so talks can take...

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Number of patients of trolleys surpasses 100,000 for 2019

File photo The number of patients waiting for beds on hospital trolleys has surpassed 100,000 for the calendar year, the...

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Report: Two Irish citizens among 2,500 connected to ISIS to be deported from Turkey soon

Reuters is reporting two Irish citizens connected to ISIS are to be deported from Turkey in the coming days. Lisa...

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Shocking footage shows extent of climate change damage on Kerry seabeds

By Lynne Kelleher Shocking underwater footage of the Atlantic off the Kerry coast has revealed it has turned into a...

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Boil water notice affecting 600,000 people to remain in place until at least tomorrow

Irish Water has said it will be tomorrow before an update is issued on the boil water notice affecting parts...

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An Garda Síochána to spend €13.5m to update system for receipt of calls from public

By Cianan Brennan An Garda Síochána is to spend €13.5m on the introduction of a new electronic dispatch system for...

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Online scam targets gay community by claiming to require ‘anti-offender’ IDs

An online scam is targeting the Irish gay community. The scam uses the dating app Grindr and a fraudulent website...

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