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Jun 23, 2018

Sligo County Council warns beachgoers that there will be no lifeguards on duty at Enniscrone Beach this weekend

Sligo County Council has warned beachgoers that there will be no lifeguards on duty at Enniscrone Beach this weekend. The local authority says it is due to a lack of available staff. The council has warned people to take care in the water and not to take any…
Jun 23, 2018

Minister Ring urges care around the water as heatwave approaches

We're being urged to be careful around water as a heatwave approaches. Met Eireann is forecasting temperatures into the high twenties over the next week. Minister Michael Ring, who's responsible for water safety in Ireland, says people need to be careful if…
Jun 23, 2018

Gardai in Loughrea appealing for assistance in finding teenager missing from her Galway home

Gardaí in Loughrea are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Diane Limsipson who is missing from Loughrea, Co Galway since Wednesday. Diane was last seen leaving her home at approximately 12 noon on Wednesday. She is…
Jun 22, 2018

Roscommon based solicitor who paid himself fees of €344,000 has repaid that amount, the High Court has heard

A Ballaghaderreen based solicitor who paid himself what an independent solicitor described as “extortionate” fees of €344,000 out of a child’s €454,840 estate has reimbursed that sum, the High Court has heard according to the Irish Times. The €344,000 has…
Jun 22, 2018

Additional bus services to come on stream in September from Galway to South Connemara

Additional bus services from Galway to An Cheathrú Rua will come on stream from next September as a result of intense negotiations. That’s according to Galway West Fianna Fail TD Eamon O Cuiv. Deputy O Cuiv says currently, the last bus leaves Galway at around…
Jun 22, 2018

Gardai dealing with a spillage on the Ballina to Foxford road

Motorists driving along the main Ballina to Foxford road this evening are being urged to reduce their speed as a result of a major offal spillage. Emergency services and Mayo County Council are at the scene dealing with the situation but are asking motorists…

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Jun 23, 2018

Mayo book place in Round 3 of Football Qualifiers

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 2Mayo 1-19Tipperary 1-11 Monaghan 5-21 Waterford 0-09 Tyrone 3-14 Carlow 1-10 Cavan 1-14 Down 0-15 Armagh 1-19Sligo 1-13
Jun 23, 2018

Mayo U16 Girls through to FAI Gaynor Cup Semi-Final

Mayo U16 girls won their final group match against Cork in the FAI Gaynor Cup on a 3-0 scoreline yesterday. Two first half Alva Munnelly strikes were followed by a Louise Dowling header in the second half. Kate O'Dowd assisted all 3 goals. This result saw…
Jun 23, 2018

Round 3 qualifier draw will take place on Monday morning

The Round 3 qualifier draw of the 2018 All-Ireland senior football championship will take place next Monday morning. It will be broadcast live on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 just after 8.30am and also carried live on gaa.ie The Round 3 draw involves all…
Jun 22, 2018

Mayo team to face Tipperary tomorrow evening is named

Mayo are back in action tomorrow as they face Tipperary in Round 2 of the football Qualifiers in Semple Stadium. Following an 18 point win over Limerick in Round 1 Stephen Rochford makes 3 changes to his starting team. Out go Eoin O'Donoghue, Evan Regan &…
Jun 22, 2018

Mayo Ladies name their team for Connacht Final clash with Galway

The Mayo Ladies have named their team for Sunday's Connacht Final clash with Galway. 1. Aisling Tarpey 2. Emma Lowther 3. Sarah Tierney 4. Saoirse Ludden 5. Rachel Kearns 6. Danielle Caldwell 7. Doireann Hughes 8. Aileen Gilroy 9. Clodagh McManamon 10, Fiona…
Jun 22, 2018

Mayo U17 team to face Sligo is named

Round 3 of the Connacht U17 championship takes place tomorrow as Mayo face Sligo in Elverys MacHale Park. Following one win and one defeat from their opening two games Mayo need a win if they want to progress to next months Connacht final. Throw-in tomorrow…

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Nurses in hospital Emergency Department nurses will go on strike on December 15th.

INMO members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action that will include a strike.

INMO General Secretary Liam Doran says 92% of members voted in favour of industrial action, and the strikes will continue on an on-going basis into the New Year until nurses' demands are met.

The first strike on 15th December will affect one hospital in the West / Northwest hospital group, and in a different hospital within the group on any subsequent strike days.

Nurses claim Emergency Departments are overcrowded and understaffed, and say they feel ignored by the government and HSE management.

The INMO is to notify the HSE in the coming days which hospitals will be involved on the 15th - but say that an all-out, nationwide strike is a possibility in the new year. 

The union says this campaign of industrial action is being taken as a last resort, and after 10 years of discussions and broken promises.

In the first ten months of this year, almost 80,000 patients found themselves on trolleys in Emergency Departments or overcrowded wards – which represents a record level of overcrowding.

Today, there are 339 patients on hospital trolleys across the country, with 22 at UHG, 3 at Portiuncla in Ballinasloe and 4 on trolleys at Sligo Regional Hospital.