Blowing in the wind

Aerial shot of the Oweninny wind farm site taken at dawn on June 28 last.
The ESB sent us this fascinating video of the Oweninny wind farm site in north Mayo as completion of the first phase of the development drew to a close in recent weeks. Blades on the 29 installed turbines should start...

Read More

Mayo beauties contest Miss Universe Ireland final

Mayo women are world class and that’s official. The county is set to be more than well represented in the 2019 Miss Universe Ireland finalists with all three of this year’s Connacht entrants from Mayo. Karen McShea (Swinford), Kaylyn McGrath...

Read More

Ballina earmarked for area sludge hub

Irish Water has confirmed that the existing wastewater treatment plant at picturesque Belleek in Ballina is one of five sites...

Monday, 10/06/19 - 12:14pm Read More

Padraig Carney – the star of Mayo’s team of 1950/51 – has passed away

The star of Mayo’s last All-Ireland winning senior football team – and the man who became known to a generation...

Sunday, 09/06/19 - 8:02pm Read More

Local input sought for Moy Estuary plan

Image of the Quay in Ballina, located on the Moy Estuary
A major new study of the commercial, tourism and community/social potential of the Moy Estuary in north Mayo/west Sligo is being undertaken and...

Tuesday, 04/06/19 - 1:20pm Read More

Flanagan, Walsh, and Carthy complete Midlands North West line-up

Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Fine Gael’s Maria Walsh and Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy completed the Midlands North West European election...

Wednesday, 29/05/19 - 9:34pm Read More

Battle lines drawn for fourth seat in Westport

No candidate has yet been elected in the Westport Local Election Area following the first count. The total poll was...

Sunday, 26/05/19 - 1:43pm Read More

Slow progress in Ballymote-Tubber count

Ballymote-Tubber area candidate Joe Queenan (Ind) at the Sligo count centre in Summerhill College.
The first day of the local election count in Sligo’s Summerhill College proved a long and relatively fruitless one for...

Sunday, 26/05/19 - 12:51pm Read More

Swinford status quo maintained as four councillors regain seats

Four sitting councillors have been re-elected to the Swinford Municipal Authority and thus, all four seats in the district have...

Saturday, 25/05/19 - 8:51pm Read More

Kilcoyne and Gavin re-elected following first count in Castlebar

Independent sitting councillor Michael Kilcoyne and Fianna Fail’s Blackie Gavin have both been elected to Castlebar Municipal Authority on the...

Saturday, 25/05/19 - 7:09pm Read More

Castlebar’s last two seats up for grabs

The first count for the Castlebar LEA is less than an hour away with three candidates expected to be left...

Saturday, 25/05/19 - 3:28pm Read More

Swinford expected to return sitting councillors

Tallies for four of Mayo’s six electoral areas are in with the same faces expected to be returned in Swinford....

Saturday, 25/05/19 - 2:46pm Read More

Last-minute dashes for Mayo trains to continue at Heuston

Passengers who haven’t reserved seats on trains from Dublin to Mayo will have to continue making last-minute dashes from the...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 10:08am Read More

Ballyhaunis students make their own Communion hosts

Children from Scoil Íosa in Ballyhaunis received their First Holy Communion on Saturday and received Communion hosts they made themselves...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 10:04am Read More

Claremorris businesses suffer ‘nine months of torture’

Businesses in Claremorris claim they are losing vital trade because their premises are being blocked daily by buses. For the...

Tuesday, 14/05/19 - 9:54am Read More

Kerry company may appeal decision over knotweed processing facility

The Japanese Knotweed Company has not ruled out appealing to An Bord Pleanála the decision by Mayo Co Council to...

Tuesday, 07/05/19 - 9:02am Read More

Hotel project in Pontoon gets planning approval

The redevelopment of the old Healy’s Hotel in Pontoon has been given the green light. The landmark premises has been...

Tuesday, 07/05/19 - 8:59am Read More

Double success for Mayo at first Garda awards

A group of secondary school students from Ballina who made a video to help save lives on the roads and...

Tuesday, 07/05/19 - 8:53am Read More

Castlebar Tidy Towns’ dismay over Euro candidate’s election ‘postering’

Members of Castlebar Tidy Towns have expressed their dismay over the election postering approach of one EU candidate. The Tidy...

Tuesday, 07/05/19 - 8:47am Read More

Ballina facing challenge to fill festival void

Public representatives and local election candidates in Ballina have been challenged to counter the blow of the postponement of the...

Tuesday, 07/05/19 - 8:42am Read More