Curtain call for fifth Ballina One Act Drama Festival

Ballina One Act Drama Festival friends and supporters
Amateur dramatic groups from eight different counties around Ireland will converge on Ballina over the weekend of November 1 to 3 next for the town’s fifth annual One Act Drama Festival. Competitors are travelling from counties Sligo, Roscommon, Clare, Cork,...

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All hands to the wheel in the Drive4Jenna

By Ellen O’Riordan Five years on from a freak and devastating accident that left her paralysed from the chest down, Enniscrone woman, Jenna Fitzgerald, is ready to return to driving and increase her level of independence. The then 27-year-old injured her spinal...

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Mayo man’s unique handball alley quest

Handball alley in Bonniconlon
By Keith Bourke A Castlebar man has embarked on a unique handball odyssey. Dick Heraty is on a mission to photograph and document every handball alley in Mayo....

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Chambers holds her hands up over voting incident

Fianna Fáil TD Lisa Chambers has apologised for the ‘silly’ error that has seen her embroiled in the Dáil voting...

Monday, 21/10/19 - 1:56pm Read More

Planning begins for Ballina 2023

King St, Ballina in the early 1900s
By Orla Hearns 2023 will mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of the town of Ballina, and Mayo Co Council...

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Missing Mayo man has been found

An 87-year-old man who has been missing from his home at Lissadrone in Ballycastle since 7am yesterday morning, Sunday, October...

Monday, 21/10/19 - 11:23am Read More

€150m data centre added to Killala plan

By Orla Hearns Mayo Renewable Ltd has reimagined its proposals for a power plant at Killala to include a €150m data centre which is already...

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Ballina’s leaky water pipes to be upgraded

Ballina businesses and residents will receive an improved drinking water supply, as Irish Water prepares to repair and replace old,...

Friday, 18/10/19 - 11:20am Read More

Mulherin repays expenses but disputes audit

Senator Mulherin with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar
By Keith Bourke Mayo Fine Gael Senator Michelle Mulherin has disputed the findings of an audit of Oireachtas members’ expenses. The Ballina Senator was...

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Thugs terrorising Ballina resident

CCTV camera
Mayo Co Council says it is not in a position to assist a Ballina resident who is being terrorised by...

Thursday, 17/10/19 - 10:44am Read More

Boil water notice for Knock Airport public supply

Running tap
Following advice from the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Mayo County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice for...

Thursday, 17/10/19 - 10:35am Read More

New Castlebar public art commission to be launched

Amphitheatre for introverts
A new public art commission will be launched at Castlebar’s pool and leisure complex on Wednesday, October 30 next. Located...

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Funding clears way for Kilmurray group water scheme

Michelle Mulherin and Minister Eoghan Murphy
Mayo FG Senator, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, of...

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Reward offered for information on animal torture

One of the tortured kittens.
A cash-strapped animal welfare organisation has been compelled to offer a €500 reward for information in relation to a shocking...

Wednesday, 16/10/19 - 10:55am Read More

Crippling routine for Ballyhaunis direct provision residents

A resident of the Ballyhaunis direct provision centre, Ola Mustapha has nothing to do once her children leave for school...

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Award for IWA housing scheme in Belmullet

An Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) housing development, Na Fraoch, at Logmore in Belmullet has won the national award under the...

Tuesday, 15/10/19 - 4:48pm Read More

N5 approval sees largest ever Government investment in Mayo

Michael Ring T.D., The Minister for Rural and Community Development, has confirmed that the Cabinet has given its approval for...

Tuesday, 15/10/19 - 2:12pm Read More

Ballina’s Broken Jug to be re-vamped for 2020 opening

The Broken Jug
The closure of Ballina’s iconic Broken Jug pub and restaurant is temporary.T Thereare plans to re-open the property, writes Orla Hearns. There...

Tuesday, 15/10/19 - 1:24pm Read More

No new train carriages for Mayo until at least 2022

Irish Rail came under fire from Mayo county councillors. Representatives from the transport body appeared before yesterday’s meeting of the...

Tuesday, 15/10/19 - 11:41am Read More

Aontú selects Mayo candidate for next general election

Aontú’s Paul Lawless, who ran unsuccessfully in the local elections in May, has confirmed he will contest the next general...

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