Connacht News

Ireland is at the heart of Europe’s political agenda

Op-Ed by Gerard Kiely, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland  When European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered her first State of the Union address to the European Parliament on Wednesday, it is no exaggeration to say...

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Gardaí reveal how daring burglars disabled alarm during filling station robbery

Investigating gardaí believe daring burglars lifted a manhole cover located on the busy N5 between Castlebar and Westport to access...

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41 new cases of Covid-19 today in three western counties

There has been a sharp increase in the number of new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in counties Galway and Roscommon...

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Raise the gates: Volunteers retrieve historic relic from River Moy

A relic of Ballina history has been spectacularly resurrected from the River Moy thanks to the local Ballina Community Clean-Up...

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Garda ‘sting’ operation yesterday uncovered Covid breaches in several Mayo pubs

Five licensed premises in Co Mayo were found to have failed to comply with the Covid-19 guidelines following a Garda...

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Al fresco dining proves a success for one renowned Mayo pub

Mayo County Council launched an initiative at the start of the summer helping hospitality businesses to reopen to the new...

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Financial boost for several enterprise hubs in Mayo

Six enterprise hubs across Co Mayo have received funding to support their reopening in compliance with public health guidelines as...

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Covid-19: Six more counties on brink of Level 3 restrictions

Six more counties are now on the brink of being increased to level three restrictions as Covid-19 cases continue to...

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Spectator ejected from Mayo sports ground after ‘sinister’ incident of racial abuse

Claremorris AFC has said sanctions will be imposed on a spectator who had to removed from its grounds yesterday after...

Monday, 21/09/20 - 7:29am Read More

Over 10,000 jobs in the west could be lost by the end of the year

Over 10,000 jobs in pubs, restaurants and hotels are under threat of being lost permanently by the end of the...

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National News

Waterford mayor and council says county at ‘a critical juncture’ with Covid-19

The mayor of Waterford has said the county is at “a critical juncture” with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Irish Examiner. The city and county has seen an incidence rate of 55 cases per 100,000, and more...

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Additional Covid-19 restrictions for the North as cases continue to rise

Extra restrictions on social gatherings are to be imposed across Northern Ireland, First Minister Arlene Foster has said. There will...

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188 new cases of Covid-19 and no new deaths

By Kenneth Fox A further 188 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening by the Department of Health. No...

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Farmer discovers rave with over 100 people on his property in Dublin

People leaving the rave after being told by Darragh McCullough that they were on private property. Image: @darraghmccullou Twitter A...

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Treatment of meat plant workers should cause public outrage, TD says

Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns has called the treatment of workers at meat plants disgraceful. The West Cork TD said...

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Man takes High Court challenge to get his puppy back

By Aodhan O’Faolain A man has brought a High Court challenge against the Garda Commissioner aimed at getting his puppy...

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Judge urged to find "novel" way to legally detain "traumatised, dangerous" woman

By Aodhan O’Faolain A traumatised young woman and her mother, through their lawyers, have urged a judge to find a...

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Motorist facing €25k in fines for M50 toll dodging trips gets more time to pay

By Tom Tuite A van driver accused of dodging M50 tolls more than 1,100 times has been given more time...

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Dublin Chamber calls for city centre pedestrianisation to continue with ban on indoor dining

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce is calling for pedestrianisation trials to continue in the city centre while indoor dining is...

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Sinn Féin announces ‘ambitious’ affordable housing proposal for 2021

Sinn Féin’s Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin has published an affordable housing plan today which provides information on how the...

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