Ballina fire sees traffic diverted

A fire broke out above McKane’s Pharmacy on O’Rahilly Street in Ballina’s town centre shortly after 1pm today. Firefighters and Gardaí are attending the scene. Workers in the buildings next door to the premises were evacuated and pedestrians told to...

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Mayo local named on Teachers Inspire shortlist

Declan Quinn
Knock resident, Declan Quinn, has been named on the shortlist for the inaugural Teachers Inspire Ireland initiative. The initiative, which is focused on highlighting the enormous contribution made by teachers in Irish society, was launched by Dublin City University (DCU)...

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Belmullet IWA houses shortlisted for award

The An Fraoch development.
A Belmullet housing development is among 30 nationwide that have been shortlisted for the prestigious Allianz Community Housing Awards 2019....

Friday, 20/09/19 - 1:17pm Read More

Elderly Ballina lady targeted by stone-throwers

Broken window
Ballina locals are being urged to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour they may observe in the French Lane area...

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Elderly man knocked down in alleged Ballina hit and run

Garda sign
Gardaí in Ballina are looking for the public’s assistance in the investigation of an alleged hit and run road traffic...

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Funeral arrangements announced for Brendan Kilduff

The funeral of Brendan Kilduff will take place this Saturday at The Church of Saint John The Baptist, Knock.  Mr...

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Westport businessmen among Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

A Westport businessman has secured a national prize at the final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition. Sean McGarry of...

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Mayo plagued by wasps this summer

Wasp picture
A leading Irish pest control company says wasp infestations are on the rise nationally since 2017 with Mayo accounting for...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 2:29pm Read More

Ballyhaunis farmers agree to let sheep into meat plant

Protestors outside Dawn Meats in Ballyhaunis last night agreed to allow sheep into the factory, although they assure no cattle...

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Local Link bus a ‘lifeline’ for Ballycroy

Perhaps remembered as the location of the 1982 film The Ballroom of Romance or as the home of the Wild...

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Elderly man released without charge following fatal shooting

A man in his 80s who was arrested after a fatal shooting at Coogue, Aughamore, near Ballyhaunis has been released...

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Aghamore local says fatal shooting a complete tragedy

Police van at scene of Aghamore shooting
  The neighbour of a man in his 80s currently being questioned in relation to the fatal shooting of a...

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Mayo urged to help fund Frank’s new fight

Frank Wynn
A Ballina family that has co-ordinated extensive fundraising for families of seriously ill children who must travel to Our Lady’s...

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Man in his 60s shot dead in Aghamore

By Majella Loftus A man in his 80s is currently being questioned in relation to a fatal shooting in Aghamore...

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Colin’s story a hit at Toronto Film Festival

Colin Barrett with Calm With Horses cast and crew at the Toronto Film Festival
Knockmore native, Colin Barrett, crossed from the literary to the movie world last week when he attended the Toronto International Film...

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Exhibition on north Mayo’s lost sporting heroes

By Mark Higgins The North Mayo Heritage Centre at Enniscoe House will this week launch a unique exhibition entitled ‘Lost Legends: Mayo’s...

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Mayo farmers are split by agreement reached in beef negotiations

Farmers protesting outside Dawn Meats in Ballyhaunis have said they are not happy with the proposed deal reached by industry...

Monday, 16/09/19 - 11:49am Read More

Council to proceed with Ballina Innovation Quarter design

Artists impression of Ballina Innovation Quarter
By Orla Hearns Funding of €3.2 million for the development of an innovation quarter in Ballina’s former military barracks has...

Friday, 13/09/19 - 5:32pm Read More

Taoiseach to visit Mayo next week

Leo Varadkar at the recent FG think-in.
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar will visit Mayo next Friday, September 20. Local FG Senator Michelle Mulherin has confirmed this morning...

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A new era for north Mayo as Oweninny turbines go live

Oweninny wind farm
By Orla Hearns After 16 years of planning and development the first of the Oweninny turbines are turning, Orla Hearns reports It’s...

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