Connacht News

People are still using local sports facilities against Ballina club’s wishes

Ballina Rugby Club has asked members of the public not to enter or use its club grounds. The club has closed its grounds to the public as part of measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 yet members have found...

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Six prostitution offences recorded in Mayo in late 2019

Gardaí in Mayo recorded six prostitution offences in the last three months of 2019. The figures are contained in a...

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Continued rise in Covid-19 cases in Mayo

There has been another rise in the number of confirmed cases in County Mayo. Six more confirmed cases in the...

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Dublin to Belmullet charity cycle postponed

The annual charity cycle for Brother Kevin Crowley’s Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless from Dublin City to Belmullet, Mayo...

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Post office closures this Easter weekend

Post offices around the country will be closed this Easter Saturday in order to give staff a break. An Post...

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Mayo Roscommon Hospice facility to be handed over to the HSE to accommodate patients

The Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation’s new Palliative Care facility building will be handed over to the HSE for the next...

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Belmullet man says Ireland can learn from Hong Kong’s Covid-19 experience

By Keith Bourke Hong Kong was largely successful in preventing an initial Covid-19 outbreak but fears are growing about a...

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Airbnb owners in Mayo urged to take properties off the market

By Keith Bourke Owners of Airbnb holiday rentals are being urged to reject booking to discourage would-be holidaymakers during the...

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Gardaí launch Operation Fanacht to enforce travel restrictions

The Garda Síochána have today launched a major operation to ensure public compliance with the travel restrictions introduced recently as...

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National Lottery extends prize claims period during pandemic

The National Lottery has doubled the allowed period of time for winners to collect prizes on all draws and certain...

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National News

No winner as €8m Lotto rolls over

There was no winner of tonight’s €8.3m Lotto jackpot. The top prize will now rollover ahead of the weekend’s draw. One player matched five numbers plus the bonus, netting them over €300,000. The numbers drawn were: 10, 13, 24, 32...

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ICA members to make scrubs for frontline workers

By Denise O’Donoghue Members of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) are being called upon to make scrubs for frontline workers...

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Three arrested as gardaí seize €550k worth of cannabis and cocaine in Co Laois raid

Three people have been arrested after two searches by gardaí in Co Laois where over half a million euro worth...

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One-off use of Dublin Convention Centre to sit Dáil to cost €160k

Dublin’s Convention Centre The use of Dublin’s Convention Centre to host the Dáil is going to cost around €160,000 for...

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Billionaire Irish tech entrepreneurs pledge funding for Covid-19 research

By Ciarán Sunderland The brothers are donors to the Fast grants research fund. File picture. Patrick and John Collison, brothers...

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High Court ends inquiry into removal by gardai of infant from his mother

By Aodhan O’Faolain and Ray Managh The court heard care orders were previously obtained for the boy’s three older siblings....

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Off-duty garda disarmed engineer charged with attacking wife in south Dublin home, court hears

By Tom Tuite The man’s charges can result in sentences of up to five years. File picture. An engineer was...

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Submission date for feedback on Midleton flood relief scheme extended

Cork County Council, working together with the Office of Public Works (OPW), is developing a Flood Relief Scheme for Midleton....

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Five more coronavirus deaths in North as confirmed cases on island surpass 7,000

Another five people have died in Northern Ireland from the Coronavirus. That brings the total number of deaths there to...

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Plans for apartment blocks approved despite opposition from former TDs Ruth Coppinger and Joan Burton

By Gordon Deegan The plan encountered strong local opposition. File picture. An Bord Pleanála has given the green light for...

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