Connacht News

Touching tributes mark anniversary of Ballina garda’s death

The 1984 hit song, ‘Purple Rain’ by Prince echoed across the River Moy from Crocketts on The Quay in Ballina on Monday evening. It was the latest in a series of heart-breaking tributes marking the first anniversary of the sudden...

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Ballina wins share of €1million pot for regeneration works

There’s positive news for Ballina today with confirmation it is among six towns in the country who will share €1m...

Tuesday, 07/07/20 - 4:09pm Read More

Oh summer nights… Hollywood makes a pitch for Westport

  It’s not every day you get to see Tom Hanks, John Travolta and Michael J. Fox on a rugby...

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Mayo public urged to apply to host community seed libraries

Energia and GIY have been getting Ireland growing with the distribution of 1,000 free GROWBoxes to homes nationwide during lockdown....

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Tragedy averted as jet skiers rescue trapped fishermen

Plucky jet skiers came to the rescue of anglers who found themselves in grave difficulty after their boat overturned on...

Tuesday, 07/07/20 - 12:15pm Read More

Armed gardaí called to dramatic scene at home

A man who threatened gardaí with knives and broken glass has received a suspended prison term. Simon McDonagh (36), of...

Tuesday, 07/07/20 - 11:26am Read More

Thousands register for Covid tracker app ahead of launch

Tens of thousands have already registered on the HSE’s Covid tracker app. Officials from the Government, HSE and Department of...

Tuesday, 07/07/20 - 7:20am Read More

GAA club poised to dedicate new pitch to fallen garda

An all-weather pitch in memory of Detective Garda Colm Horkan has been mooted for Charlestown Sarsfields GAA Club. Club officers...

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Today marks 40 years since Morley/Byrne murders

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the tragic murders of Detective Garda John Morley and Garda Henry Byrne who died...

Tuesday, 07/07/20 - 12:31am Read More

Castlerea gardaí issue emotional statement three weeks on from colleague’s tragic death

Almost three weeks on from the unimaginable tragedy that occurred to their colleague just yards away from their headquarters, the...

Monday, 06/07/20 - 9:13pm Read More

National News

Irish player one number away from €144m EuroMillions jackpot

Tonight’s EuroMillions jackpot of over €144.5m was won – with an Irish player coming just one number short of the mammoth sum. For matching five numbers and one ‘lucky star’ the Irish player netted almost €113,000. The lucky winner of...

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Human remains found in April identified as man missing since 2011

Gardaí investigating the discovery of human remains in Rathmines in April have identified the body, officers have said. Stephen Corrigan,...

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Four arrested after garda assaulted in Dublin

A guard has been assaulted during a public order incident in Ringsend in Dublin. Four people have been arrested following...

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Covid Tracker App to have ‘significant impact’ in slowing the spread of the virus, Ronan Glynn says

By Joel Slattery Over half a million people have downloaded the new Covid Tracker App, health officials have announced. The...

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Coronavirus: One more death announced as 24 new cases in Ireland

By Joel Slattery One more death connected with the outbreak of Covid-19 has been confirmed, health officials have announced. There...

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Anorexic woman to be fed by gastric tube in hospital, High Court orders

By Ann O’Loughlin A High Court judge has ordered that a 45 year old woman who has anorexia nervosa be...

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Just three in ten young men in Ireland would attend therapy, survey finds

By Ciarán Sunderland Just three in ten men in Ireland would attend counselling or psychotherapy, a survey from the Irish...

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Despite recent progress Ireland still has homophobia problem – O’Gorman

Ireland has a problem with homophobia despite the progress of recent years. That is the view of the Executive Director...

Tuesday, 07/07/20 - 2:40pm Read More

With Hope in Your Heart: Seán Cox story to be published later this year

By Steve Neville A book about what life has been like for the Cox family since an attack on Liverpool...

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Government fund for farmers hit by bird flu with "pandemic potential"

The government is to pay poultry farmers whose flocks have been affected with a strain of a virus that has...

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