Connacht News

Western’s family-friendly Christmas annual flying off the shelves

There has been a fantastic response to the Western People’s Christmas Annual 2021 in its first week of sale. The Western Star was distributed to newsagents across the region late last week and our circulation team has already been busy...

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Passing of brave Mayo mother evokes great sadness

The passing of a young Mayo mother who won the hearts of the nation has evoked great sadness throughout the...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 1:41pm Read More

Tesco Ireland buys regional supermarket in the west

Tesco Ireland has today announced a deal to buy ten Joyce’s Supermarkets retail stores based in Galway for an undisclosed...

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Contract awarded for construction of vital road infrastructure

Councillor Tom Connolly has been informed today that the contract to construct a new bridge at Lisduff, Claremorris has been...

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Ballina’s Marion is Ireland’s Inspirational Hero of the Year

Following a nationwide search to uncover Ireland’s most inspirational people, Marion Mattimoe from Ballina is celebrating after being named Overall...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 11:07am Read More

Defective blocks won’t happen again according to a Govt minister

Donegal TD and Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says he is confident the mica and pyrite redress scheme is one that...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 10:51am Read More

Planned protest at hospital in the west has been stood down

A planned lunchtime protest by nurses over staffing levels and working conditions outside of Sligo University Hospital (SUH) has been...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 10:30am Read More

Council accused of ‘wining and dining chancers’

A local councillor has hit out at previous Mayo County Council spending. Fine Gael councillor Peter Flynn praised the local...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 9:42am Read More

CCTV was broken when serious attack took place

CCTV along the Greenway in Westport was out of action when a young man was assaulted and robbed because Mayo...

Monday, 29/11/21 - 5:42pm Read More

Mayo is among the most law abiding counties

Mayo, Donegal and Leitrim are the most law abiding counties in Ireland. The three counties had the smallest amounts of...

Monday, 29/11/21 - 5:05pm Read More

National News

Motorists warned of weather unpredictability as cold conditions are forecast

Motorists have been warned of hail storms as further winter weather is forecast over the next week. As reported in The Irish Times, motorists have been warned about the “unpredictability and localised nature” of sudden hail storms as Ireland is...

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Ryanair hits out at latest Government travel measures

Ryanair has condemned the latest travel measures approved by Government in response to the latest Covid-19 situation. From Friday, people...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 8:10pm Read More

Irish immunologist on vaccine boosters, variants and the future of the pandemic

Kenneth Fox Despite 93 per cent of the Irish adult population being fully vaccinated, we are still seeing daily Covid-19...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 7:22pm Read More

British government intends to introduce ban on Troubles prosecutions ‘imminently’, Sinn Féin warns

By Jonathan McCambridge, PA The British government intends to introduce controversial laws to ban all prosecutions for Troubles murders “imminently”,...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 6:56pm Read More

Covid: 5,471 cases as new measures are approved amid ‘uncertain’ situation

A further 5,471 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed as the Cabinet has approved a range of new measures...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 6:11pm Read More

Ireland supporting ‘rich country stitch up’ over Covid vaccine patents, campaigners say

Sarah Mooney Ireland is supporting a “rich country stitch up” over Covid-19 vaccine patents, campaigners have said, with intellectual property...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 6:04pm Read More

Correlation between traffic air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland

By Cate McCurry, PA There is a correlation between traffic-produced air pollution and stroke admissions in Ireland, an Oireachtas committee...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:53pm Read More

Decorated Tipperary solider to be sentenced for sexually abusing three boys

Isabel Hayes A decorated soldier who sexually abused three neighbourhood boys up to 40 years ago used his position of...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:42pm Read More

Man challenges new personal injuries guidelines at the High Court

Another High Court challenge has been brought against the new personal injuries guidelines. The latest action has been brought by...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 5:16pm Read More

Fishermen would be foreigners in own ports if protocol fully implemented, says DUP MP

By Martina Bet, PA Political Staff Fishermen from Northern Ireland would be foreigners in their own ports if the Northern...

Tuesday, 30/11/21 - 4:40pm Read More