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Jan 19, 2022

Cabinet approves bonus for healthcare workers, and additional Bank Holiday

The Cabinet has given the go-ahead for an extra Bank Holiday on March 18th this year - the day after St Patrick's Day. It will move to St Brigid's Day from 2023. Ministers also approved a once off, tax free € 1,000 bonus for frontline healthcare workers who…
Jan 19, 2022

XL stores in Castlebar have has a good record selling lucky Lotto tickets

It was Laura’s XL store in Castlebar that sold the lucky quick pick 19 million euro National Lottery ticket on Saturday last. The store is owned by local business woman Laura Scriney. Laura took to the helm of the business just over two years ago. The winner…
Jan 19, 2022

Winning €19m Lotto ticket was a Quick Pick, bought on Saturday

The winning weekend Lotto ticket, worth over €19 million, was a Quick Pick ticket bought on the day of the draw - last Saturday - at Laura's XL store on Hopkins Road in Castlebar. The National Lottery has confirmed that the winner has come forward, and is now…
Jan 19, 2022

Leaving Cert students protesting today over format for this year's exams

A number of Leaving Cert students across counties Mayo and Roscommon are staying home from school today and taking part in a digital social media protest, as part of a call for a hybrid Leaving Cert to be held this year. Sixth year students are holding a…
Jan 19, 2022

Man arrested in investigation into organised crime in Sligo

A man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into organised crime in Sligo. The man who's in his mid 20s was arrested in Co. Galway yesterday. He's the second man to be questioned over the inquiry and is being detained at Sligo Garda station…
Jan 19, 2022

County councils warned to keep dogs off Blue Flag beaches

Local authorities in all coastal counties - including Mayo, Sligo and Galway - have been told they must keep dogs off their Blue Flag beaches if they want to maintain the coveted international award. Dogs, apart from assistance dogs, are already banned from…

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Jan 19, 2022

Six Academy players sign professional deals with Connacht

Connacht head coach Andy Friend says the signing of six academy players on professional deals is a 'special day' for the province. Ciaran Booth, Cathal Forde, Shane Jennings, Oisin McCormack and Darragh Murray have all agreed contracts. Diarmuid Kilgallen -…
Jan 19, 2022

NUI Galway through to Quarter Finals of Sigerson Cup

University of Limerick defeated Letterkenny Institute of Technology at the GAA Air Dome in Bekan yesterday. In the end it finished UL 2-23 Letterkenny 3-15. NUI Galway defeated Ulster opposition for the second time in the space of six days at Whitehall…
Jan 19, 2022

Full capacity crowds possible at GAA National League and Six Nations opening games

The Minister of State for Sport says he expects full capacity crowds at the GAA national league and Ireland's Six Nations opening fixtures. Minister Jack Chambers says he is optimistic that Covid restrictions will be lifted in time to allow spectators at full…
Jan 19, 2022

Sligo see off understrength Mayo in Connacht Hurling League

Connacht Hurling League semi-final Sligo 1-32 Mayo 1-23 Kevin Egan was there for Midwest Sport.
Jan 18, 2022

Details confirmed for All-Ireland club semi-finals on 29th Jan

The venues and times have been confirmed for the All-Ireland senior, intermediate and junior club semi-finals on Sat 29th January. Mayo champions Kilmeena will take on Clonbullogue of Offaly in the junior club semi-finals. That game throws-in at 1.30 in…
Jan 18, 2022

Mayo GAA pay tribute to New York and Heather County Gael

Mayo GAA have paid tribute to New York and Mayo GAA Gael Pat Gavin The Liscarney local was a Westport clubman and he linked up with the Mayo GAA Club in New York in the early sixties He was honoured by the Green & Red Trust in 2007 for his outstanding…

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