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Sep 28, 2023

Man who barricaded himself in a Ballina business premises yesterday evening with a knife remains in Garda custody this evening

The man who barricaded himself inside a business premises in Ballina last night armed with a knife remains in Garda custody this evening. Two staff members, who had been in the shop fled when the man entered. Gardaí were called to the scene in the Market…
Sep 28, 2023

Garda Commissioner says he is willing to compromise on Garda Roster

The Garda Representative Association says no progress was made in talks held with the Garda Commissioner this morning. According to the organisation, Drew Harris is sticking with plans to introduce a new roster on November 6th. The GRA is threatening…
Sep 28, 2023

Large number of protesters take to Castlebar streets today seeking additional early childcare education government support

In the rain, a large crowd of childcare providers, workers and families gathered outside Aras An Chontae in Castlebar from 11am this morning They had gathered to protest and to demand from government increased funding for the early childhood education sector.…
Sep 28, 2023

Two Mayo bookshops longlisted for An Post Bookshop of the Year

Two Mayo bookshops have been longlisted for An Post Bookshop of the Year. The ‘An Post Bookshop of the Year’ category is designed to acknowledge the significant role played by independent bookshops and local branches of bookshop chains in helping their local…
Sep 28, 2023

Sailor rescued early yesterday morning off Clare Island as storm Agnes created heavy seas

The volunteer RNLI crews were called out early yesterday morning to assist a sailor who had run into difficulty in heavy seas off Mayo’s Clare island. The shout lasted nearly ten hours in very difficult sea conditions and was the longest tow ever carried out…
Sep 28, 2023

Survey indicates that many dairy farmers intend to reduce cow numbers to meet nitrates derogation

Some 37% of dairy farmers affected by the changes to the nitrates derogation intend to reduce cow numbers as a result, a new survey conducted by the Irish Farmers Journal has found. On average, the 191 respondents to the survey, which was carried out earlier…

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Sep 28, 2023

Castlebar Sports Impact Study launched

Minister Thomas Byrne, Minister for Sport and Physical Education, to-day launched a publication titled “A Study of the Economic Social & Environmental Value of Sports in Castlebar” The study was commissioned by Castlebar Chamber of Commerce, was funded by…
Sep 28, 2023

Connacht side named for tomorrow's pre-season clash with Edinburgh

The Connacht matchday squad has been named for tomorrow’s pre-season friendly as we take on Edinburgh at the Hive Stadium (k/o 7.30pm). The fixture is the squad’s final pre-season game of the year, as attention will then turn to the opening round of the BKT…
Sep 28, 2023

Tubbercurry based teacher is new Chair of Connacht Schools

Connacht Rugby is pleased to announce Jean McConnell as the new Chair of Connacht Schools. Jean is a teacher at St. Attracta's Community School, Tubercurry and has been involved in rugby for many years. Recently she served as President of Sligo RFC in the…
Sep 28, 2023

Mayo GAA Underage results

WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER, 2023 HOMELAND U17 D GROUP 1 GRADING LEAGUE Cill Chomain 3-5 v 0-13 Ardmoy HOMELAND U17 E GROUP 2 GRADING LEAGUE Burrishoole 5-7 v 3-13 Castlebar Mitchels MAYO GAA U18 MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP 2023 Castlebar Mitchels Hurling 3-12 v…
Sep 28, 2023

Ballina man puts in Man of the Match display for the Irish Police

Ballina's Bradley Nealon turned in a superb performance yesterday as the Irish Police team defeated their English counterparts 19-18 in Derby. Afterwards Bradley was named Man of the Match to the delight of his colleagues. Bradley is pictured with his…
Sep 28, 2023

Six Galway players nominated for All Star Awards

The Limerick senior hurlers have 14 nominations for this year's PWC GAA / GPA All Stars. Treaty trio Aaron Gillane, Kyle Hayes and Diarmuid Byrnes have been nominated for the Hurler of the Year award. Byrnes took the accolade last year. Clare have received…

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